Peppers Ranch Teen Board



The Teen Board of Peppers Ranch exists to assist in raising awareness and encouraging support of Peppers Ranch in meeting its mission to “break the cycle” of child abuse and neglect by providing a safe environment through housing, counseling and through a network of caring individuals on whom these children can depend.

The Peppers Ranch Teen Board empowers high school students to use their energy and abilities to change lives by volunteering their time to spend with these kids, to become role models to younger people, to develop youth mentors and to become future community leaders.

 Who We Are

In 2012, the Teen Board began as in informal board primarily made up of 50+ students from in the Oklahoma City and Edmond area attending Heritage Hall.  The Teen Board is currently looking for new members, specifically students enrolled in the 9-12th grade. We will come together to shine the spotlight on this organization by creating service projects designed to spend time with these children as well as a fundraising effort to give money and support to the development of Peppers Ranch.

The Teen Board will evolve into representation from multiple high schools within our community working together for this common cause and will eventually involve an interview selection process in the upcoming 20152016 school year.

What We Do

We participate in a number of service projects and activities including:

  • Monthly Birthday Buddies Club-At least one birthday buddy per year per board member
  • Flower Planting/Organic Gardening on the Ranch
  • Songs & S’mores
  • Karaoke Night
  • Summer Slip-n-Slide
  • Peppers Ranch Horse Pals and Pepper’s First Annual Horse Show (summer)
  • Walk-A-Mile-Foster Care Awareness Walk
  • Fall Festival
  • Development and Execution of a Peppers Ranch Teen Board Fundraiser


Teen Board Requirements

 Every member must:

  1. Make or Renew a one-year commitment by signing a contract
  2. Pay membership dues of $50. This non-refundable membership fee includes a Teen Board T-shirt. 
  3. Be enrolled in the 9-12th grade 
  4. Attend at least 6 service events for each year enrolled (Meetings-TBA) 
  5. Commit to serve at least 20-30 hours of community service for Peppers Ranch 
  6. Participate in the Teen Board fundraiser to be determined by board members and the Teen Board director and/or the annual fundraiser.

For more information about the Peppers Ranch Teen Board contact:

Dustin Burpo, Program Director- [email protected]