There is a spot at the City Kids ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – a shed where we store horse tack and supplies. It’s not something we photograph or feature on tours of the ranch, but I like the way it looks – it has old, weathered wood and sits in between a dirt corral and green pastures enveloped by beautiful forestry behind. You can sense its age, but the smell of fresh leather and the sounds of hammering nails reminds me of how long something wonderful can last when thoughtfully cared for.
2021 has been a year of preserving what has historically worked for the organization and recognizing how important it is to incorporate new initiatives that allow them to flourish under our care. As you will see in the following pages, we have doubled down on maintaining and building strong infrastructure to enable consistent high quality programs for City Kids youth. This Annual Report features several initiatives that strengthened our foundation in 2021.