Videos Print Content Email Content Boys Town Nevada Latin School Based InitiativeMany boys and girls in our community are on a fast track to failure. Breaking this cycle requires a collaborative effort so that families can get the support they so desperately want and need. This is best done by providing effective services through the schools. Boys Town Nevada has been working with a coalition of organizations to provide much-needed services to students and their families through a school-based initiative. This collaborative, focused effort provides families with access to immediate assistance so students can focus on what’s most important – their education.Watch the VideoCourageRobyn thought that violence was normal in a domestic relationship. When she couldn't find the courage to leave her abusive boyfriend, the state stepped in and removed her three children from her care. Despondent over the loss of her kids and seeing no other way out, Robyn attempted suicide by overdosing on prescription drugs. It was at this point, that Robyn finally reached out for the help she and her family so desperately needed. Today, thanks to Boys Town, Robyn is on the path to recovery and a reunited family.See Robyn's StoryRescuedOrphaned as a young boy, Edward was abused, neglected and humiliated by relatives for 12 years. After his aunt and uncle rescued him, they turned to Boys Town to help him adjust to life in a family. Edward's Boys Town Family Consultant helped him set goals, finish school and learn to trust again. Watch how your support helps kids like Edward replace hell and torture with hope and transformation.See Edward's StoryMetamorphosisDepressed, sad and lonely, Jacob handed his mother a letter in 8th grade telling her that he wanted to kill himself. After several years of sending her son to counselors and psychiatrists, Jacob’s mother found hope for Jacob at Boys Town. Almost immediately there was a noticeable change in his demeanor. He was engaged and confident for the first time in years.See Jacob's StoryAchievementGrowing up in the gang-infested streets of Chicago, Andy learned to fight at an early age. Eventually, his aggressive behavior landed him in juvenile detention. Faced with a choice between the possibility of jail and even early death, Andy ended up at Boys Town, where he got the family support he needed to turn his life around.See Andy's StoryPerseveranceSommer's biological mother and father were addicts who would often leave her and her siblings alone or with strangers when they went out looking for drugs. At one point, her father overdosed on heroin and slipped into a coma. Another time, he aimed a gun at her mother and fired, narrowly missing her. Such were the horrors of Sommer's everyday life. When Sommer first came to Boys Town, the idea of a safe, supportive family was just an abstraction. Today, Sommer is a college graduate with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She hopes one day to return to Boys Town to help other kids in need.See Sommer's StoryOpportunityBorn to drug-addicted parents and in and out of foster care from the age of three onward, Josh eventually became the quarterback of the Boys Town football team and a natural leader in his Family Home. Today, Josh is a college student and on a path to a bright future.See Josh's StoryBuilding HomesHome improvement star, Josh Temple, turns to Boys Town when he needs help and advice with his kids. He trusts the parenting experts at Boys Town. As a familiar face on television these days, Josh is sharing his support for Boys Town and our mission with as many people as possible. Learn more at boystown.org/josh-temple.Watch the VideoDemarcoDemarco had a tough life before coming to Boys Town. But being part of a Boys Town family, whose members truly cared about him, opened a door to a brighter future. Watch Demarco describe how he turned his life around with Boys Town’s help.See His StoryLinda's StoryWhen her daughter suddenly passed away, Linda became a parent again to take care of her young grandson. But his anger problems were too much for Linda to handle, and she thought about placing him in foster care. Watch Linda describe how Boys Town stepped in to help keep her family together.See Her Story Page Image Page ContentThe stories provided about the children and families in our care are real. In some cases, names my be changed and details altered to protect their privacy and therapeutic interests.