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Strengthening Schools and Our Community

Amy Simpson
Executive Director
Boys Town South Florida

“Here at Boys Town South Florida, we are well aware of the challenges facing schools and communities. Research shows that children who struggle in their early years are more at-risk for significant problems later on. By identifying issues and addressing them early, we are offering the proverbial “ounce of prevention” to help families raise happy, healthy, and successful children. School and Family Support Services staff work collaboratively with the families, schools, and communities and is currently available at 60 elementary schools in Palm Beach County.

We believe that strong schools and social support are critical to the success of children and families. As the Executive Director of Boys Town South Florida, I’m well aware of the challenges facing our educators. Parent involvement is difficult to foster. Students who once came to school prepared to learn are now arriving lacking basic skills necessary to function successfully within the educational environment. Others are disruptive, disrespectful or are not prepared to learn when they come to class.

We can help. Our model has been shown to increase student time-on-task and provide faculty with a whole school approach to classroom management. I firmly believe that, by working together, we can provide a stronger network of support to children and families in our community.”

Amy Simpson

Since 1979, Boys Town has been providing training and program development services to educators, schools and districts. For more information on how Boys Town can help your school, please visit our Educator area.