The Bluegrass Boys Ranch (BGBR) was established in 1961. An abandoned county infirmary on Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, Kentucky, was its original site. They were relocated a year later to the present Ranch located on 30 acres of rolling farmland outside Lexington. In 1987, the Bluegrass Scholars Program was launched. Gifted boys between the ages of 12 and 15 from low income families in grades 7 through 9 - the most vulnerable time for losing talented kids - are identified through local school lunch programs. Those selected to participate in the program are offered a remarkable opportunity for educational and social enrichment during the three school years that they live at the Ranch. After their residence at the Ranch, they are assisted in obtaining a scholarship at a prep school. The Ranch continues financial assistance during their time at prep school. Often, after graduating from a good prep school, the scholars receive college scholarship opportunities.