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  • Friday, Apr 17, 2015

    Boys Town participated in the Inaugural Peace through Service event in honor of National Youth Violence Prevention Week on Wednesday March 25, 2015 at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Office of Civic & Social Responsibility (UNO’s OCSR). Lead sponsor, Omaha…

  • Monday, Apr 06, 2015

    This is an image This article is written by the Omaha World-Herald Editorial Board. It was published April 5, 2015 at omaha.com. For generations, Boys Town has earned national recognition for its excellence in helping young people. A key part of that success is…

  • Monday, Apr 06, 2015

    This is an image From Family-Teacher to Information Technology (IT) Computer Support Analyst at Boys Town, Jered Turner has made a leap in his career within Boys Town. Turner first became interested and started working as a Family-Teacher because his wife always had a…

  • Monday, Apr 06, 2015

    This is an image We asked our kids in Wegner School to answer that question. Here are some of their responses. They will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eyes. Please be encouraged…Father Peter 1. I think the main…

  • Friday, Apr 03, 2015

    Brittany came to Boys Town at age 14, having attempted suicide several times. She suffered from anxiety and depression and believed she had nothing to live for. Brittany and her two siblings had been raised by their mother. The kids…

  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015

    This is an image The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation has given a collection of musical instruments to the music program at Boys Town High School. With a total value of about $22,000, the collection includes clarinets, xylophones, bell kits, saxophones, trumpets, flutes and baritones…

  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015

    This is an image Boys Town High School youth received a special surprise when Kenny Bell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln wide receiver, arrived to speak on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Skip Palrang Auditorium. While speaking to the youth, Bell reinforced the importance of…

  • Friday, Feb 27, 2015

    This is an image This article is written by Nick Beaulieu. It was published February 26, 2015 at nebraskahoops.com. The other basketball players at St. John’s rec center in New York City couldn’t believe it. Knowledge Darby always spent time around the gym as…

  • Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

    This is an image Each holiday season, Boys Town youth participate in Operation Christmas Child (OCC). OCC’s mission allows a way for donors to plan for and provide a customized Christmas gift to a child in need. It allows the donor to make a decision…

  • Monday, Jan 19, 2015

    This is an image This article is written by Brett Schulte of The New York Times. It was posted January 18, 2015 at nytimes.com. BOYS TOWN, Neb. — Juan Lopez, 17, lives in this home for wayward and neglected youths because he “got in…

  • Friday, Dec 26, 2014

    This is an image Boys Town, the Omaha Chabad Center and the Omaha community celebrated the start of Chanukah Wednesday, Dec. 17 during the fourth annual Omaha Menorah Parade and Celebration. The parade kicked off at the Hall of History at the Village of…

  • Monday, Dec 22, 2014

    Inductees for the 2015 class of the Omaha Sports Hall of Fame were announced Wednesday, December 17, including two former Boys Town youth - Ken Geddes and Charles "Deacon" Jones. Below is an excerpt from an article that appeared on…

  • Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

    This is an image Christmas is a special time for all families and on December 7, the Village of Boys Town invited the Omaha community for its first Christmas Family Festival. A large crowd of families packed the Village of Boys Town to enjoy…

  • Thursday, Dec 11, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — An organization known for its work with troubled children is aiming to expand community-based services across Nebraska. Dave Reed, central Nebraska director for Boys Town, says there's still a need for quality residential care for participating…

  • Thursday, Nov 20, 2014

    Youth who come to Boys Town move through the healing process at their own speed — some quicker, some slower. All of them, however, require lots of love and expert care so they can begin getting better in their own…

  • Friday, Oct 31, 2014

    This is an image This article is written by Marina Rosado and was published October 23, 2014 in El Perico. “If it wasn’t for Boys Town, I wouldn’t be the wife, mother, daughter and sister I am now,” said Mariana Santa-Maria, Supervisor for the…

  • Monday, Oct 27, 2014

    This is an image More than 375 guests attended the sixth annual Hotline Wine Event October 9. The event was held at The Club at Indian Creek and raised more than $45,000 to benefit the Boys Town National Hotline. Sponsored by the Southwest Omaha…

  • Monday, Aug 25, 2014

    This is an image This article is written by Carol Bicak, World-Herald staff writer. It was posted on omaha.com on August 9, 2014.It sounds like hyperbole.“Boys Town saved my life.”But Stan Struble is simply stating the truth.It’s hard to imagine this personable, soft-spoken man who…

  • Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

    Construction has begun at the Boys Town camp at Terrace Park on Lake Okoboji! Donated to Boys Town in the 1950s, the camp has started to show its age — but not for long. A couple new facilities and improvements to…

  • Monday, Aug 04, 2014

    This story is written by Amanda Brandt, World-Herald staff writer. It was posted on August 3, 2014 on omaha.com.Despite its name, Boys Town isn’t a town. It’s an incorporated village in the Omaha area. That means that it has its…

  • Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

    This is an image This story is written by Rachel Krause and first appeared July 27, 2014 on Siouxlandmatters.com Taking a trip up to the Okoboji area is a popular pastime for Siouxlanders in the summer but also for campers. It's the site of…

  • Friday, Jul 11, 2014

    This is an image Boys Town held a neighborhood block party Friday, June 6 to celebrate a successful first year in the Ames Plaza community. Boys Town employees were on hand to work booths offering information on Boys Town services to attendees. People from the neighboring…

  • Thursday, Jul 03, 2014

    The following article was posted July 2, 2014 on wowt.com. The 2014 College World Series is over but it is still bringing money into Omaha. On Wednesday, the CWS and NCAA Teamworks gave out more than $80,000 to local sports…

  • Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014

    This is an image Attendees at the Viva Omaha Heritage Festival didn’t have to look far to see Boys Town’s involvement in the celebration of diversity. In fact, because of the organization’s enthusiasm and assistance, Boys Town’s booth was assigned to be directly in…

  • Friday, Jun 27, 2014

    This is an image Volunteers from Kiewit Corporation’s Women in Information Technology (WiiT) group recently created and donated decorative wreaths for Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa Family Homes. Once a month, the WiiT group meets to work on special projects for nonprofits in the Omaha area.…

  • Monday, Jun 16, 2014

    This story is written by Amanda Brandt, Omaha World-Herald, and was posted on omaha.com June 8, 2014.Celebration at Boys Town salutes effort by adults who have earned back their parental rightsThe sound of laughter filled Boys Town’s Great Hall on…

  • Thursday, May 22, 2014

    This is an image Dressed in their best, Boys Town Nebraska youth attended the Boys Town Senior Citizens Prom on Wednesday, April 23. For the third year, youth chatted and danced with a group Remington Heights residents and brought smiles to their faces. Brightly…

  • Wednesday, May 07, 2014

    This is an image Boys Town youth today elected Samuel (Sam) Saintizaire of Greenacres, Fla., the 114th mayor of the Village of Boys Town. Emily Colling of Omaha, Neb. was elected vice mayor.  Saintizaire is 17-years-old and says he wants to be a leader…

  • Thursday, May 01, 2014

    The slew of daunting problems Elizabeth Sanchez-Moran faced would cause most families to crumble. But with Boys Town’s help, she refused to let that happen.Elizabeth’s family was referred to a Boys Town program after her children were removed because Elizabeth…

  • Monday, Apr 28, 2014

    This is an image For high school students, prom is a rite of passage. And with that rite of passage comes the nerve wracking question, “What am I going to wear?” And for a young lady, this can be an even more troublesome matter.To…

  • Friday, Apr 25, 2014

    This is an image Stan and Marcia Smith were ill-prepared to become new parents. When Marcia gave birth to twin boys with serious medical problems, the responsibilities they faced were suddenly overwhelming.A few months after the boys went home from the hospital, the state…

  • Friday, Apr 18, 2014

    This is an image When Ana Cardenas was 8, someone put a gun in her hand and ordered her to patrol the family’s land. If she saw a trespasser, she was to shoot to kill.Born into the Mexican Drug Cartel, the little girl was…

  • Friday, Apr 11, 2014

    This is an image Upon receiving news that the life jackets for the annual Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa Okoboji trip were worn thin, Cabela’s marketing manager, Erin Natalicchio, and her team donated and delivered thirty life jackets on behalf of the outdoor outfitters retailer. “I applaud…

  • Monday, Apr 07, 2014

    This is an image This story was featured in the April 2014 issue of Edge Magazine. It is written by Jack Shotbolt.Stories of amazing transformations of Boys Town teens have surfaced over the years, and one impressive example is that of Anne Polland from Valley, Nebraska.Starting at…

  • Friday, Apr 04, 2014

    This is an image In the eight years that Stevie Gass, Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa Health Services Teacher, has offered the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class to the youth at Boys Town High School, every one of her students has passed the state exam. In…

  • Monday, Mar 31, 2014

    This is an image  Every day, more than five children die as a result of child abuse. Many of these children are under the age of four.Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels…

  • Friday, Mar 21, 2014

    The death of five year-old Peyton Benson on January 15, 2014 inspired Boys Town Nebraska to join other local organizations to combat gang violence in north and south Omaha neighborhoods.Peyton Benson was eating breakfast at her kitchen table when a…

  • Monday, Feb 24, 2014

    Turning around a troubled home and the life of a hurting child never happens overnight. But through perseverance, commitment and the help of Boys Town’s In-Home Family Services®, Zachary and his dad can now say they are a family again.            …

  • Monday, Feb 24, 2014

    This article first appeared on NebraskaRadioNetwork.com on February 19, 2014. It is written by Karla James. Boys Town is expanding into South Omaha. Executive Director Father Steven Boes says they are setting up a new office near 25th and L Streets…

  • Monday, Feb 10, 2014

    This is an image After Sonnie Sawkee of Lincoln, Nebraska visited the Village of Boys Town with her church group, she was eager to use her knitting talents and connections to give Boys Town youth a warmer winter.Since her visit in the fall of…

  • Friday, Jan 24, 2014

    This is an image Former South African President and human rights champion, Nelson Mandela, once said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to a man in his own language, that goes…

  • Monday, Jan 20, 2014

    With Boys Town’s help, a single mother was able to keep a vow and keep her family together.Loni had a history of alcohol abuse that often put her kids in danger. When she was drinking, her two teenaged sons were…

  • Friday, Jan 03, 2014

    Sometimes, good intentions are not enough to keep a family together. There has to be action behind a parent’s resolve to keep his or her children safe and make sure their needs are being met.That was the dilemma facing Roy…

  • Monday, Jul 16, 2012

    Adopting a more preventative and holistic approach to caring for at-risk children and families over the past five years has spurred new initiatives and produced significant growth at Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa. Changes began in 2007 when Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa, along…

  • Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

    On March 27, Flexsteel donated six couches and 10 chairs for the visitation rooms located in the Boys Town Iowa offices in Council Bluffs and Sioux City.   With a large number of young children and families using the visitation…

  • Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

    This is an image Father Edward Flanagan was officially named "Servant of God" at a special Mass held Saturday on the Boys Town campus he founded. Giving him the title is another step in the process toward sainthood being initiated by the Omaha Archdiocese.…