The Kentucky Sherriffsâ€™ Boys & Girls Ranch opened for its 37th year on Sunday, June 10.
The non-profit organization serves Kentuckyâ€™s youth through a summer camping program designed to build their self-esteem, while teaching them respect for themselves, others and law-enforcement professionals.
The program â€“ which is free to campers thanks to the support of Sherriffs, members and contributors â€“ will run throughout the summer, serving both boys and girls, alternately throughout the camp season.
Pictured are campers Aaniya Sloan, Laâ€™Niya Richardson, Imjarie Richardson, Nyla Richards, Jaliah Ransom, Cherrish Petty, Dakota Oâ€™Bannon, Latonia Nelson, Faith Nelson, Corinne Miranda, Shanice Majors, Jaâ€™Mya Huguley, Ty Jahnae Dale, Myeâ€™Cia Bright, Dasharay Beneâ€™, Damethza Beneâ€™ and Daniya Brown. Also pictured are Jefferson County Sgt. Marino McDaniel with Deputies Daniels, Gulley and Redden, who transported the campers, and Ranch Head Counselor Kelly Buck with Ranch Counselor Kamika Joyner.