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  • 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, Dec 16, 2013

    This is an image For the 4th time in five years, the Boys Town Cowboys boys cross country team qualified for the state championship meet in Kearney, Nebraska. Coach Ron Stargel and Assistant Coach Thomas McGinn can’t help but be impressed by the hard…

  • Monday, Dec 02, 2013

    This is an image Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa youth had the special treat of being the first shoppers at the brand new Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall! The kids helped with the 'soft opening' – sort of a test drive for the stores. Each youth received a surprise…

  • Monday, Nov 04, 2013

    This is an image On October 10, the Southwest Omaha Rotary Club held the fifth annual wine event at The Club at Indian Creek in Omaha to benefit the Boys Town National Hotline®. The event included a wine tasting and silent auction for the…

  • Monday, Oct 07, 2013

    When Erin Dittman, Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa Family Consultant, walked into the Jones’ home she immediately noticed that the there was only one bed for mom, grandma and the three boys. The boys, age 10, 14 and 18, were sleeping on…

  • Thursday, Oct 03, 2013

    This is an image On Tuesday, August 20 Kayla Soderling, Assistant Manager at DSW Westroads, dropped off eighty pairs of new and gently used shoes at the Boys Town Home Campus Clothesline. Boys Town youth and staff were ecstatic with the donation of the…

  • Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013

    This is an image Even the smallest child can make a difference in the life of America’s youth. Syler, a young attendee of Dowd Chapel at the Village of Boys Town, proved testament to that when he chose to donate all of his birthday…

  • Friday, Sep 20, 2013

    A long-time admirer of the work done at Boys Town, Paul Blomenkamp has joined the Nebraska/Iowa team as Assistant Principal and Activities Director. With years of experience and a passion for helping youth succeed, he is excited to work with…

  • Monday, Sep 09, 2013

    The Yahoo! Employee Foundation (YEF) recently chose Boys Town to receive a partnership grant for $75,000. The money will be used to help develop a texting option for the Boys Town National Hotline. “Today’s teens and young adults are not…

  • Thursday, Aug 22, 2013

    Christine Stell-Strong, Director of Sales at the Omaha Yahoo! office, and a group of Yahoos (Yahoo! employees) paid a visit to the Boys Town Music Hall in Boys Town, Neb. to speak to youth about what it takes to be…

  • Monday, Aug 19, 2013

    This is an image Joe Renteria credits his long and successful life to two things: his deceased loving wife Jill of seventy-one years, and Boys Town. At ninety-six Joe is the oldest living Boys Town alum, and his eyes still light up as he…

  • Monday, Jul 15, 2013

    This is an image Josh Anderson’s life as a teen was one of anxiety and angst.When Josh came to the Village of Boys Town in the mid-1990s, he was paralyzed by insecurity, burdened with addiction and drawn to self-harm. In mind and body, the…

  • Friday, Jul 12, 2013

    This is an image Dozens of motorcyclists mounted their bikes to pick up letters of support for a worthy cause during the Pony Express Ride for Children’s Mental Health Week May 30 - June 1, 2013.The Pony Express began their three day trek in…

  • Thursday, Jun 27, 2013

    This is an image Community athletes recently congregated on Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa’s campus to compete in the 2013 Special Olympics Track and Field Competition. Each year, Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa hosts this event, where hundreds of Special Olympians walk, run and jump their way into…

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    At an age when other children are learning about trusting relationships and appropriate boundaries in a loving home, 13-year-old Mya was simply trying to survive.Mya’s home was a terrible place where sexual abuse at the hands of family members was…

  • Wednesday, May 08, 2013

    This is an image Boys Town youth elected Anne Polland of Valley, Neb., the 113th mayor of the Village of Boys Town. Isaac Kolb of Lincoln, Neb. was elected vice mayor. Polland is 17-years-old and says she wants to be a positive role model…

  • Wednesday, May 08, 2013

    This is an image Jackie Joyner-Kersee, one of the most decorated female athletes of the 20th century, brought a message of encouragement and hope to Boys Town youth at the annual Boys Town Booster Banquet, held May 7. About 1,500 attended the event at…

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2013

    This is an image Take nearly 200 kids, add in a loving home, 16 years of classes and training, and the surface of the experience Todd and Kim Hart have as foster parents might be scratched. An equation that equals excellence and expertise. Like…

  • Wednesday, Apr 03, 2013

    Boys Town High School students recently jumped for health when they participated in the annual Jump Rope for Heart event, put on by the American Heart Association (AHA), to raise awareness for a healthier community. With Heart Disease being the…

  • Thursday, Mar 21, 2013

    This is an image Boys Town educator John Eisenach’s nearly 30 years of expertise and dedication to students has earned him the 2013 Outstanding Educator Award from the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders.“Eisenach is a teacher of uncommon intuition and composure. He…

  • Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

    This is an image Employees of Cargill and ConAgra worked together to help ease the transition for children entering Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa’s Foster Family Services® (FFS) program. The project resulted in 80 “placement kits” filled with comfort items and necessities for children arriving to…

  • Thursday, Feb 21, 2013

    Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa’s Grand Island location recently invited the community to attend a special musical event where A Capella groups “Bathtub Dogs” and “Boots ‘N Cats” performed. More than 200 people attended the melodious night, greatly raising awareness in the…

  • Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013

    By opening his life to Boys Town’s help, Matt Folk was able to close the door on his painful past. From a young age, Matt suffered constant abuse and neglect while living in an unsafe environment. Child protection workers eventually…

  • Wednesday, Jan 09, 2013

    That time of year has come and gone once again! Children made wish lists, the stockings were hung and the Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa Foster Family ServicesSM (FFS) program held its annual Holiday Festival. More than 150 people — Foster Parents and their families — gathered…

  • Friday, Dec 21, 2012

    This is an image 'Twas the night before Christmas and 3-year-old Gabriel was a child without a home. Gabriel was the victim of severe neglect. Most days, he was kept in a room with nothing but a bare mattress on the floor. There were…

  • Friday, Dec 21, 2012

    At five feet and ninety pounds, Jonathan was a whirlwind of exasperation for anyone who had ever taken care of him. Hyperactive, disobedient and troubled, this 8-year-old had seen a lot of pain in his short life. Jonathan was raised by a mother who struggled with…

  • Friday, Dec 21, 2012

    Before coming to Boys Town, Danya lived in a household  of difficulties, struggles  and heartache.  Danya’s mother struggled with drug and alcohol abuse that impaired her ability to be a responsible parent. She was in and out of Danya’s life…

  • Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

    This is an image Thanks to Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa’s Kinship Care Program, today even more families are able to stay together and find success. The Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa Kinship Care program allows children to remain with known caregivers, while still providing the same level…

  • Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

    This is an image More than 400 guests attended this year’s fourth annual Hotline Wine Event October 11 in Elkhorn, Neb., helping raise $30,000 to benefit the Boys Town National Hotline. Sponsored by the Southwest Omaha Rotary Night Club, the event featured wine tasting,…

  • Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

    Begin a Christmas family tradition of your own and join us at the Village of Boys Town for a holiday experience you won’t soon forget. Boys Town offers many events free of charge to families this holiday season. Christmas StampsNov.…

  • Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012

    More than 300 community members gathered together to hear Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy, as he presented The Impact of Trauma and Neglect on a Developing Child.    The presentation – the latest…

  • Monday, Oct 08, 2012

    This is an image During halftime of the September 7 Cowboys football game, the Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa Booster Club presented the Boys Town Athletic Department with a check for $140,000. The donation was raised at the annual Boys Town Booster Banquet and will be…

  • Thursday, Sep 20, 2012

    This is an image Boys Town in Grand Island recently received a $1,000 donation from the Bank of the West to benefit its new Behavioral Health Clinic, which opened earlier this month. The Bank of the West donation will help cover some of the…

  • Thursday, Sep 13, 2012

    This is an image More than 50 people celebrated the opening of Boys Town’s new Behavioral Health Clinic in Grand Island, Neb. with an Open House August 15. The new clinic will offer outpatient services to children of all ages with emotional and behavioral…

  • Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012

    This is an image Boys Town today was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The national award was given to Boys Town to recognize its outstanding and innovative work in addressing the high school dropout…

  • Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012

    From building golf holes to walkways, the Summer Explorers at Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa have been keeping themselves busy this summer. The Summer Explorers is a group of youth 12 years old and younger in the Summer Work Program, a program…

  • Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012

    This article first appeared at nebraska.tv on August 17, 2012. It is written by Annie Andrews. As kids begin heading back to school, the hallway for some may not have a light at the end. Research shows mental health issues…

  • Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012

    On Monday, August 6, Boys Town and the entire community of Grand Island, Nebraska lost a friend and supporter.  Irene Abernethy,88, was an inspiring woman who worked tirelessly for the Grand Island community for over 50 years. An advocate for…

  • Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012

    More than 100 people attended Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa’s first-ever “Blue Water Bash” July 21 to benefit Boy Town’s Lake Okoboji summer camp.   The “Blue Water Bash” began with a cocktail reception complete with hors d’oeuvres and was followed by…

  • Monday, Jul 23, 2012

    This is an image When Carley Kaufman came to Boys Town in 2005, she was looking for only one thing – a place she could call home.  Both of Carley’s parents had passed away, and she had bounced from group home to group home,…

  • 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…

  • Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012

    Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa youth Misael Azpeitia was recognized for his academic achievements at the 14th annual Believers and Achievers Banquet June 5 at the Nebraska Club in Lincoln.  The banquet honored recipients of the Believers and Achievers Scholarship, a state-wide…

  • Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012

    At school, everything was well - Nick was a good student and his teachers enjoyed having him in class. But around his family, it was a different story. For as long as Nick’s mother Karen Manhart could remember, her son’s…

  • Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012

    The Boys Town community couldn’t be prouder of its Cowboys. After a hard fought state basketball tournament, the Boys Basketball team joyfully hoisted the Class C-1 Nebraska State Basketball Champions trophy amidst cheers after a 58-55 win over Wahoo on…

  • Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012

    The Omaha Archdiocese is launching a campaign for sainthood for Father Edward Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town. “For years many in the Omaha community and beyond have venerated the memory of Father Edward Flanagan,” said Archbishop George Lucas. “I…

  • Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012

    This is an image This article was first published June 14 on spencerdailyreporter.com. It is written by Gabe Licht. Rev. Edward Flanagan founded Omaha-based Boys Town in 1917, and it's reach has grown immensely since. Tuesday afternoon brought together representatives from the non-profit organization…

  • Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012

    When Breanda arrived at Boys Town, she was a young girl from a family on the brink of ruin.  Her mother, Brenda, had struggled with drug abuse issues in the past. This created many problems, especially in Brenda’s parenting relationship…

  • Thursday, May 24, 2012

    This is an image The youth at Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa attended a different kind of senior prom this spring. Just a week after their own high school dance, 18 students from the Boys Town High School health services class visited Remington Heights Retirement Community…

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    This is an image Sunday, May 20 marked a momentous day for 109 Boys Town youth who proudly crossed the stage of the Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa Music Hall having overcome significant odds to receive their high school diplomas. During the ceremony graduates and guests…

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    This is an image Boys Town lost a great friend and supporter on Saturday, May 19, with the passing of NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist, Bob Boozer.  “We are very sorry to hear of his [Mr. Boozer’s] passing and our thoughts and prayers…

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    This is an image More than 100 cadets demonstrated their skills during the Boys Town Army JROTC Cadet Corps’ 18thAnnual Pass in Review Ceremony on May 4. The ceremony, held at Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa’s Palrang Field House, celebrated the success of the 20 graduating…

  • Wednesday, May 09, 2012

    This is an image The Village of Boys Town is proud to announce Anthony Cornelius as its 112th mayor.   The Boys Town High School student body voted Tuesday, May 8 narrowing the candidate field from five to two. The number of votes for…

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2012

    This is an image Former Nebraska football standouts Prince Amukamara and Roy Helu lived up to all expectations as the first dual headliners for the annual Boys Town Booster Banquet, held May 1.  Amukamara and Helu, teammates at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and now…

  • Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012

    This is an image Nebraska has one of the highest rates in the nation for children placed in out-of-home care, children who need a safe place to call home.  Ken and Shannon Ostdiek know all too well the growing need in the Omaha community…

  • Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012

    From her very first visit, Carli Wiese knew Susan’s family was hurting. Susan had been referred to Boys Town’s In-Home Family ServicesSM after authorities discovered her two kids were living in their filthy house with little food to eat. Carli…

  • 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 This article first appeared March 17, 2012 on omaha.com. 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…

  • Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

    This is an image The Boys Town community couldn’t be prouder of its Cowboys. After a hard fought state basketball tournament, the Boys Basketball team joyfully hoisted the Class C-1 Nebraska State Basketball Champions trophy amidst cheers after a 58-55 win over Wahoo on…

  • Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

    Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa kicked off the holiday season December 4 as more than 800 people gathered with festive cheer to bring Christmas to Boys Town with the annual tree lighting activities.  Following the high school’s production of The Gift of…

  • Friday, Apr 13, 2012

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

  • Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012

    This is an image The Boys Town community couldn’t be prouder of its Cowboys. After a hard fought state basketball tournament, the Boys Basketball team joyfully hoisted the Class C-1 Nebraska State Basketball Champions trophy amidst cheers after a 58-55 win over Wahoo on…

  • Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011

    Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa kicked off the holiday season December 4 as more than 800 people gathered with festive cheer to bring Christmas to Boys Town with the annual tree lighting activities.  Following the high school’s production of The Gift of…

  • Monday, Dec 19, 2011

    This is an image Two Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa teachers took the idea of advocacy up a few notches when they geared up and biked 111 miles for the 29th annual El Tour de Tucson race on November 19. The race helped combine two activities…

  • Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011

    This is an image When Amy Carter was trying to decide how to do something special for Boys Town’s kids for Christmas, she used her noodle. Actually, a whole lot of noodles.  Carter is the general manager of a Noodles & Company restaurant in…

  • Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011

    This is an image November is National Adoption Month Four children in our community are no longer living in fear.  They are going to school, making friends and coming home to a place that is safe, clean and loving.  Because of one caring couple,…

  • Tuesday, Nov 08, 2011

    Earlier this year, Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa was proudly awarded a contract by the Iowa Department of Human Services, allowing for the expansion of its In-Home Family Services (IHFS) program into northwest Iowa. To accommodate this growth, the organization has opened…

  • Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011

    This is an image Boys Town achieved national recognition as one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING for its initiatives to help young people. The competition recognizes communities across the country that focus on reducing high school…

  • Wednesday, Oct 05, 2011

     The Boys Town Booster Club presented a record-breaking check of $140,000 to the Boys Town Athletic Department at the annual Homecoming football game on Sept. 15, 2011.   The funds were raised at the club’s annual Booster Banquet held earlier…

  • Wednesday, Oct 05, 2011

    In early August, New York City officials accompanied Cynthia Armijo, Boys Town New York Executive Director, on a trip to the Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa campus in Omaha to tour and learn more about the Boys Town Integrated Continuum of CareSM.…

  • Friday, Sep 30, 2011

    This is an image Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa Youth, Mikahla, age 13, was recognized for her talent when her artwork was chosen from thousands of submissions to be featured in a 2012 calendar sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.Earlier this year, Nebraska students…

  • Friday, Sep 30, 2011

    This is an image A lone shoe by the side of the road is a common enough sight that you may not even give a second glance. To Benjamin Petrzilka, however, that abandoned shoe was a metaphor about life.Whenever he saw a discarded shoe,…

  • Friday, Sep 30, 2011

    This is an image Twenty of Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa’s top computer science students got “stellar” treatment when they attended the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) Conference at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center August 31.While there, NASTD leaders escorted students around the Technology Showcase, which…

  • Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011

    We suffered the tremendous loss of Dr. Patrick Brookhouser, Executive Vice President of Health Care Programs at Boys Town and Director of Boys Town National Research Hospital, September 3, 2011. The entire Boys Town family is feeling both a professional…

  • Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011

    This is an image The Boys Town Foster Family ServicesSM Program is not new to central Nebraska, but never before have the youth, staff and families had an office nearby. That’s all changed now with a new location in Kearney, Neb. The office’s grand…

  • Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011

    The weekend of July 29 - 31 saw the return to Boys Town of more than 540 alumni, their families, friends and former staff members to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the alumni association and the 30th…

  • Thursday, Jul 14, 2011

    This is an image Homeruns never looked so good. Reese’s® brand, the Official Candy Partner of the NCAA®, and Hyvee partnered together to pledge a $200 donation per homerun during the College World Series® (CWS), with a minimum donation of $10,000. A total of…

  • Wednesday, Jun 29, 2011

    Fifty-six hundred hours; the amount of time Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa volunteers and mentors worked in 2010. Recently, at the annual Volunteer and Mentor Recognition Luncheon, these dedicated people were honored for their service. In front of the 166 attendees, each…

  • Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011

    This is an image The next time the youth at Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa go on a picnic, they will be dining on ten brand new picnic tables. The tables were assembled by Cargill employees attending their company’s annual Regional Environmental Division meeting that took…

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    This is an image Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa honored Godfather’s Pizza Inc. President and CEO Ron Gartlan with the Spirit of Youth Award at the Boys Town Booster Banquet Tuesday, May 3. As a national sponsor of Boys Town, Godfather’s Pizza Inc. incorporates Boys Town…