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Our Story

Rick & Terri Young have been married and living in Roosevelt, UT for 38 years. Together they have 4 kids and 9 beautiful grandchildren. Over the years, both Rick and Terri have always worked closely with youth. They valiantly served in several callings for their church youth programs and their own home has always been a haven for the neighborhood kids to come have fun whether it was sledding, swimming or just hanging out.

Together they worked as Independent Associates for USANA Health Sciences where they became very successful. Instead of using their success to build a private cabin in the woods for themselves, they searched for a place where they could build an environment that others could enjoy as well. That’s when they found their first piece of land in Roosevelt, Utah which they bought with their vision of strengthening today's youth in mind. They have worked hard to turn the land into a full working ranch that borders a reservoir where they have developed campsites, swimming ponds, rope swings, trails and more. Today it is known as RY Ranch.
In 2009 they hosted the first youth group camp from Highland, Utah. They had such a great experience with the youth and their amazing leaders (pictured above) that they have donated their land/resources to other groups since then. The YSBA was created as an official nonprofit in 2021 in order to expand and grow their resources to benefit even more youth through donations.
Rick & Terri love nothing more than seeing kids experience the great outdoors, face their fears and share their testimonies all with smiles on their faces. They have made it a focus in their life to give youth the opportunity to have those experiences and that is why you’ll see both Rick & Terri out working on the Ranch.

Our Vision

To strengthen youth by providing a faith-centered, fun  environment to help them prepare for the future.

About the Property

Based in Roosevelt, UT, RY Ranch is more than 700 acres of diverse land that has an unlimited amount of activities.

  • Cliffs for repelling

  • A reservoir & ponds for kayaking, paddle boarding, rope swings, and all types of water activities

  • Trails for four wheeling, mountain biking and hiking

  • Desert for archery and shooting

  • Grassy areas for yard games, campsites, and volleyball

  • Pavilion for eating, firesides, and crafts

 

YSBA has 5 campsites that can each host approximately 100 people at a time. The main site can host up to 150 people.

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Our Values

Faith

We believe we are called to strengthen the youth. Our faith in Jesus Christ guides our actions and decisions every single day. 

Fun

We strive to create a diverse place where youth can experience social, mental and physical engaging activities.

Future

We believe in strengthening the future generations and providing a place where young men and women can recognize their divine potential.

Meet the Board of Directors

James Costello

 

 

James and his wife Loni have 12 children of their own and have always had a great passion for working with youth. He has served in several positions working with the youth in his church. He recognizes the value of experience based learning, reaching all students through different modes of learning.  

 

Mr. Costello has a diversified background in Real Estate and the investment arena. Currently as a Real Estate agent, using his past experience in the mortgage industry as well as the Securities industry.

 

He has also worked in various roles in the Army, from flying helicopters, as a pilot, to jumping out of them as a special forces medic and communicator.

James Costello

James and his wife Loni have 12 children of their own and have always had a great passion for working with youth. He has served in several positions working with the youth in his church. He recognizes the value of experience based learning, reaching all students through different modes of learning.  

 

Mr. Costello has a diversified background in Real Estate and the investment arena. Currently as a Real Estate agent, using his past experience in the mortgage industry as well as the Securities industry.

 

He has also worked in various roles in the Army, from flying helicopters, as a pilot, to jumping out of them as a special forces medic and communicator.

James Costello

James and his wife Loni have 12 children of their own and have always had a great passion for working with youth. He has served in several positions working with the youth in his church. He recognizes the value of experience based learning, reaching all students through different modes of learning.  

 

Mr. Costello has a diversified background in Real Estate and the investment arena. Currently as a Real Estate agent, using his past experience in the mortgage industry as well as the Securities industry.

 

He has also worked in various roles in the Army, from flying helicopters, as a pilot, to jumping out of them as a special forces medic and communicator.

Board Memeber
Rick & Terri
Young

Since 2009, Rick & Terri Young have donated the use of the 700+ acres of diverse land to youth groups around Utah. Through their faith and hard work, they have created an environment where youth can build testimonies through fun & memorable experiences. 

Board Member
James
Costello

James and his wife Loni have 12 children of their own and have always had a great passion for working with youth and values experience based learning. He has a diverse background with being a real estate agent, Army helicopter pilot and special forces medic and communicator. 

Board Member
Dr. Steve E.
Perhson

Dr. Perhson has been practicing medicine for 36 years, and teaching medicine for longer than that. Teaching is his second career that started long before he was practicing medicine. A native of Logan, Utah, he has lived in the Uintah Basin since 1988.

Meet the Board of Directors

A Special Thanks

A special thanks to Dr. Gary & Carole White. Since 2009 they have allowed us to
use their land that connects to RY Ranch, which has enabled us to facilitate more
activities and enhanced our ability to help many Youth have life changing
experiences.