The Texas Rangers Heritage Center's youth education programming is provided through the The LoneStar Ranger Academy. The Academy is dedicated to instilling moral values, virtuous actions and personal responsibility in our Youth by introducing the “Five Character Traits” of a Texas Ranger and how to employ them in daily life. The result? Better Citizens of the state of Texas, our Nation and our World.
Through structured learning, interpretive history, self-discovery and tried-and-true storytelling, the Five Character Traits of a Texas Ranger: Courage, Determination, Dedication, Respect and Integrity - are brought to life through the rich legacy of the Rangers and stories of Texas history.
The LoneStar Ranger Academy draws on an approach to life-skills learning that has been proven throughout history. From the ancient to the modern, societies have depended not only Instruction but upon Story and Storytellers… and through those stories, life-skills, self-esteem, responsibility and confidence were passed from one generation to the next.