Amid the rural hills of Valley Springs, our beautiful 17 acre historic farm, Free Will at Unity Ranch is a classroom without walls. We are a fellowship, designed and vectored to mentor the youth toward success; socially, physically and educationally. We offer children and teens hands on experience connecting them to the outdoors, nature and animals. Free Will exists to inspire and motivate children and teens instilling them with a broader sense of self, responsibility, creativity, and community...in a healthy open-air environment.
We exist to help youth discover their passions and help build confidence, personal and professional skills, while creating friends and memories that will last a lifetime. These activities serve to discover and try new things, encourage creative thinking, motivation, enhancing abilities and responsibility thus providing a safe atmosphere of learning at a deeper level. Further, our programs will serve to free the youth from their video games, computers and cellphones, getting them back into the outdoors, the real world; a place where they can commune with animals, nature and the earth. We invite you to help us continue our work. Our programs and events range from outdoor survival, farm based education, instructional workshops, sports and more.
2015 "Make a Child Smile Clothing Drive”
A Clothing Drive where we collected (50) coats, (195) pairs of pajamas, (40) blankets, (77) pants/jeans, (16) hats/scarfs, (8) back packs providing for infants to adults. This particular drive was for the children and families in Guatemala who are in need and living in non-developed areas.
2016 “Intro to Music “
At one of our first programs, we had the pleasure of inviting a youth group from Richmond, CA. to a recording studio in Vallejo, CA. to learn and experience studio recording basics. The group also got to record and hear themselves inside a vocal booth and take a CD of their recording home.
2018 “Thanksgiving Breakfast Handout”
Free Will Organization in collaboration with Real Life Church in Fairfield, CA., personally handed out dozens of thanksgiving breakfast plates and gave them words of encouragement. We also provided blankets, sleeping bags and tents to the homeless.
2019 "Free Will Organization in Collaboration with Unity Ranch"
We created a strong relationship with Unity Ranch in Valley Springs, CA. to move forward with our mission to produce programs and events at their venue.
“Kids CampFire” event full of crafts, games, food and teaching fire safety.
“Cookies, Cocoa and Pictures With Santa” Free event for the community
“Valentines Kids Party” games and gift exchange
2020 "Covid Year" - Unfortunately we were not able to do much for the kids or community.
2021 “Surviving the Wild With Nature” 4 stations teaching
- Water filtration
- Shelter building
- Fire and snake safety
- Fishing basics
2022 “GOLD COUNTRY FESTIVAL & TALENT SHOW”
5/28 $1,000 1st Place Prize, Dj, 2 magic shows, axe throwing, a variety of shopping and farmers market booths, food trucks, raffles give aways and a KIDS ZONE for the little ones including; a jump house, face painting, music, games, farm animals, pony rides, raffles and more!
“Intro to Magic” program This event was created to to help improve social interaction and confidence in kids and immerse our youth into the amazing art of magic and illusion, where we will taught two incredible magic tricks they got to take home and into the world and astound anyone anywhere.
3 FREE themed Dance party's for kids and the community. Dj, lights, glow stick, snaks & drinks, piñatas, candy, costume contes, Raffles and gave away a bunch of free items to guest.
* 8/18 Ready Set Dance Party
* 9/9 Wild Wild West Party
* 10/28 Halloween Costume Party
* 12/17 “Cookies, Cocoa and Pictures With Santa”
A free Christmas event for the community