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New Executive Director

Ben’s Ranch Foundation, Inc. (BRF), a 501c3 charitable organization based in Carmel, is excited to announce its first, full-time Executive Director. Fairland resident Tina Rhoden-Lewellyn brings more than 30 years of experience serving Central Indiana’s most vulnerable young people. Most recently, she served as Program Manager for Community Health Network, where she was responsible for […]

Restoring Hope

Ben’s Ranch Foundation has been busy spreading the word about the healing power of its internship program. We connect teens struggling with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues with internships on farms and at stables and equine therapy facilities that expose them to nature, animals and work. Founder Brose McVey shared our story recently […]

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Ben’s Ranch Foundation Eliminates All Program Fees

Multiple Foundations Have Shown Support Recently, Enabled Program Fee Elimination Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation is eliminating all program fees for participants in the organization’s internship program thanks to the support of generous donors and grants. Ben’s Ranch Foundation creates new options and hope for young people struggling with mental health challenges by arranging paid, […]

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Ben’s Ranch Adds Babcock to Board

Ben’s Ranch Foundation has added a new member to its Board of Directors. Westfield’s Debbie Babcock was recently elected to the Indiana nonprofit’s board and will serve a two-year term. Babcock is currently the Director of Information Technology at Lumina Foundation – a private foundation in Indianapolis committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), social […]

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Ben’s Ranch Foundation Receives Multiple Grants

Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation has received more than $25,000 in grants from multiple foundations in the area over the last month. The funds will go toward furthering the organization’s mission: to create new options and hope for young people struggling with mental health challenges by connecting them to employment opportunities on farms, ranches, stables, […]

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Statement on Surgeon General Advisory

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has issued an Advisory to highlight the urgent need to address the nation’s youth mental health crisis. Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation operates and supports programs designed to connect teens who have mental health challenges to jobs on farms and in stables and equine therapy facilities to harness the healing power […]

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Ben’s Ranch Launches Executive Director Search

Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation is launching a search for its first full-time executive director. Organization founder Brose McVey has been serving as a part-time executive director and board chairman since the organization was founded in 2017. “The plan was always to bring in a paid, professional executive once we realized some level of success […]

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New Jobs Available for Teens

Ben’s Ranch Foundation Expands Provider Network to Create Immediate Openings   New jobs now available for teens! Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation has added new providers and now has immediate paid, part-time internship opportunities available at farms, stables and equine therapy facilities for teens struggling with mental health issues. The Central Indiana internships harness the […]

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The power of a job on teen mental health

The following opinion column originally appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal. Indiana’s new high school graduation requirements form a pathway to a diploma through job experiences. They also form a pathway to improved mental health for students. The guidelines bring us full circle to a time when our society placed a lot of importance on […]