Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch forward donated tech to help at-risk students, and families this school year

BRAZIL – Leaders of the non-profit Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch are passing forward donated technology in hopes of helping at-risk students and families this school year.

The Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, a 62-acre training retreat for future law enforcement officers, at-risk kids, young witnesses, and victims of crime, is partnering this month with Goodwill Industries to make use of more than 50 donated computer flatscreens, keyboards, mouses and adapters.

Scott Miner

“From time to time, we receive in-kind donations our leaders feel would get more or quicker use by kids in the hands of another not-for-profit, so we share the gifts,” said Scott Minier, executive director of the Youth Ranch. We accepted the technology with plans to utilize it in our planned on-site computer and crime lab. With construction delays caused by the pandemic and supply chain, we felt the urgent need to get the computer equipment into the hands of students and families now.”

Leidos Health in Westfield, Ind., and VCA Cross Pointe Animal Hospital in Fishers, Ind. donated the gently used equipment this past year when they consolidated offices and updated systems respectively, Minier said.

“Their equipment was given in hopes of benefiting Indiana youth, especially our at-risk. Everyone feels our partnership with Goodwill Industries is a great way for ISYR to pass it forward to immediately be used by deserving students and to benefit yet another Indiana nonprofit.”

Minier said the donated computer equipment is all current. He added it will be made available through Goodwill Industry stores near the Youth Ranch, specifically the Terre Haute area.

For more information about ISYR, Minier said to contact him by calling 317-460-4242, writing the Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, 5325 N. State Road 59, Brazil, IN 47834, or emailing