Rotary Club of Greater Bend helps J Bar J Boys Ranch

Click here to see the TV coverage of the groundbreaking event at J Bar J, for their Vocational Training School. Our club is mentioned prominently, as our support is the largest gift toward the project to date.

The Vocational Training Program will help at-risk boys become familiar with vocations and provide initial training in the building trades (framing, insulation, and plumbing) Culinary Arts and Application Design to start. The offerings will expand as the program becomes established.

“This project is a perfect match with Rotary’s mission of supporting and developing youth. Rotary’s motto is service over self. A project like this helps Rotarians meet the mission and models the service ethic to the kids” reports Board President Mike Sipe. “Rotarians will be involved with the project from start to finish, offering help with constructing the building, presentations to the kids about their own vocations and hands-on education in their area of expertise.”