Sweet & Associates completed this study 5/22/99. They are an
independent consulting group specializing in long range strategic
The following conclusions are based on questionnaires sent to 85 young
men who were former residents of LUC Boys Ranch and their response to the
effectiveness of the LUC Program. Continue to pray for them as they seek
the Lord's guidance.
82% of those responding to the survey returned home to live with their
parents after finishing an average stay of 15 ½ months at the Ranch. Most
of the other residents were old enough to live independently.
82% of the respondents continued their education after leaving LUC
100% of the boys responding reported that they had a positive learning
experience while at the Ranch. The areas of greatest benefit to the boys
were: assuming responsibility, accepting accountability, developing a good
work ethic, finding a closer relationship with God, respecting others,
valuing honesty and integrity, etc.
94% stated unequivocally that they would recommend LUC Ranch to other
youth who find themselves in similar circumstances to their own.
82% of the young men felt they learned useful vocational skills at the
Ranch that developed pride in accomplishment and self-discipline.
88% reported that they pray frequently and have a closer
relationship with God as a result of their experience at LUC Boys Ranch.
58% of the young men now attend church weekly.
100% of the respondents reported that they felt
they had become a better person after having been at LUC Boys Ranch.
The statistics cited above were gathered from graduates
that fit the following criteria:
All of our Ranch residents came into our program against their will.
Many of them had been screened out of, or dismissed from other residential
The results of this questionaire prove that God is still
in the miracle business! The full report with all the responses to all
questions is available for your inspection at LUC Boys Ranch. An
appropriate statement to conclude this report is one made by a graduate
who said: "I praise God for LUC and believe it was pivotal in my life."
Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch, Inc.
296 Boys Ranch Road ~ Lampe, MO 65681
Contact Person: Ken Ortman, Administrator
Phone: 417-779-5374 Fax: 417-779-2106