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  • Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
    Louisiana

    This is an image Boys Town Louisiana’s Family-Home Program Director, Shawnta Gardener, was presented with a “Patriotic Employer” plaque by the Office of the Secretary of Defense on Wednesday, April 20th. The recognition is in favor of Boys Town Louisiana's contribution to national security,…

  • Monday, Apr 25, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image The month of April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. With approximately 3 million cases of child abuse reported in the U.S. each year, violence toward children is a real and significant threat to the lives of youth across the country.…

  • Monday, Apr 25, 2016
    California

    This is an image Every day, Boys Town employees provide healing and hope to at-risk children and families. For one employee, flying half way across the country to provide healing and hope to a family she didn’t know, was an easy decision to make.…

  • Friday, Apr 22, 2016
    Iowa

    This is an image Boys Town staff from Nebraska and Iowa showed their support for the Prevention of Child Abuse as they raced in the second annual Metropolitan Child Advocacy Coalition’s Child Abuse Prevention Council Race for Prevention of Child Abuse on April 9,…

  • Friday, Apr 22, 2016
    California

    This is an image On March 20, Family-Teaching Couple Matt and Megan Milner welcomed 25 guests into their Family Home on the Boys Town California Tustin Campus to celebrate the Easter season. Youth, their families, Boys Town staff, and volunteers were invited to participate…

  • Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
    Texas

    This is an image Boys Town Texas hosted its sixth annual Race to Prevent Child Abuse on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Valero Energy Corporation Headquarters. More than 100 volunteers, 815 runners, and many more family and friends came out to support the participants…

  • Monday, Apr 11, 2016
    Texas

    Governor Greg Abbott has proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has launched a public education campaign aimed at helping parents deal with the challenges and stresses that can lead to…

  • Monday, Apr 04, 2016
    Central Florida

    This is an image Boys Town Central Florida is excited to announce that it has been chosen once again as a recipient of the Disney Grant. This year’s grants totaling $5.6 million were given to 120 nonprofits throughout Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Polk…

  • Monday, Apr 04, 2016
    New York

    This is an image When Boys Town agrees to work with a family, it’s understood that they may be under a great deal of personal stress. They may even be facing issues that most of us can hardly imagine. That was the case with…

  • Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image This article is written by Joseph Morton, Omaha World-Herald. It was published on Omaha.com on March 15, 2016. A key advisory committee will consider designs today for new Boys Town commemorative coins. Last year, Congress authorized the U.S. Mint to…

  • Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016
    Nebraska

    On March 8, Boys Town and Millard Public Schools hosted a free Family Fun Night for parents who are English Language Learners (ELL). Forty-two parents and 85 children attended the event at Sandoz Elementary, participating in activities like pizza-making, family…

  • Monday, Mar 21, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image This article is written by Lee Rood of the Des Moines Register. It was posted on desmoinesregister.com on March 14, 2016. In May, Jaclyn and Andrew Taylor will watch five of the eight young women who live in their home…

  • Monday, Mar 21, 2016
    Washington D.C.

    Each year, Boys Town Washington DC takes time to celebrate all families at its Spirit of Family event. Hosted by the Foster Family Services program, the event celebrates the cohesiveness of the program’s foster families and biological families. In addition,…

  • Monday, Mar 07, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image As a youngster, Sam Saintizaire made a big move with his parents from the family’s native Haiti to the United States. In his teens, Sam was always on the move with a crowd of peers who often were involved in…

  • Monday, Mar 07, 2016
    South Florida

    His name was Emmanuel; he spoke more Creole than English. Shy yet spunky, and a bit short-tempered, the kindergartener was one of several dozen students in his Palm Beach County elementary school who needed assistance. Emmanuel’s adjustment to kindergarten was…

  • Monday, Mar 07, 2016
    California

    This is an image Yesenia came to Boys Town California as a young girl whose childhood and innocence had been robbed by abuse, neglect, and pain. Growing up in Riverside with her younger sister, Yesenia endured daily beatings at the hands of her mother.…

  • Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image For the fifth year in a row, Boys Town Foster Family Services is collaborating with the Boys Town Research department and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln to help support The Letterbox Club. The program, which originated in the United…

  • Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image To viewers, Josh Temple is a popular TV personality who can build anything, fix anything, or flip any distressed property into a beautiful new home. To the residents of Boys Town, he’s just Josh: a kind-hearted and easy-going guy who…

  • Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
    Washington D.C.

    Boys Town employees are great at what they do, so it’s no surprise that they often receive recognition for their contributions to society. Just recently, in fact, Boys Town Washington DC’s Donnell Potts, Family Home Program Director, was named a…

  • Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
    Louisiana

    This is an image Boys Town Louisiana was excited to receive a $10,000 donation from the fore!Kids Foundation on Thursday, Feb 25, 2016. The funds will go directly to our Care Coordination Services program, which is an intensive case management program that helps youth…

  • Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
    New York

    The suitcases they carry their clothes in are the not the only baggage young people bring with them to a Boys Town New York. Each youth comes to us with the behavioral and emotional burdens of their past experiences. For…

  • Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016
    New York

    An innovative new partnership between Boys Town New York and the East Harlem community is making a real difference in the lives of families. In 2014, as part of an ongoing effort to expand our services across the City, Boys…

  • Monday, Feb 22, 2016
    North Florida

    This is an image Nearly two years in the making, Boys Town North Florida’s ART Town officially opened on January 26, 2016. ART Town at Boys Town North Florida is a retreat where children and families can concentrate on restoring their spirit and healing…

  • Friday, Feb 12, 2016
    Washington D.C.

    Thank you Markette and WUSA 9 for the great shout out on today's Great Day Washington! We were happy to have you and hope you come and visit us again soon! Please watch the video below.

  • Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
    California

    All throughout the year, all over the country, Boys Town® locations are partnering with organizations to find creative ways to expand the reach of the Boys Town mission. Recently, for the fourth year in a row, Boys Town California was…

  • Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
    Texas

    Boys Town Texas has been selected to partake in a Military Prevention Project for the state of Texas. The project planning began last year in response to the high-rate of abuse and neglect among military families in Texas. Three cities…

  • Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016
    Texas

    This article is written by Amanda Weber, News 4 San Antonio. It was posted on February 8, 2016 on news4sanantonio.com. Click the link to watch a video and read the story. For a girl in her teens, a new outfit…

  • Monday, Feb 08, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image This article is written by Miranda Christian and was published on kmtv.com on February 5, 2016. This Sunday, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers will battle it out in Super Bowl 50. One Broncos player has a special connection…

  • Thursday, Feb 04, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image This article was written by Erin Grace and originally appeared in the Omaha World Herald on February 4th, 2016. As most Omaha schoolchildren got to laze about on yet another snow day, Boys Town High senior Chanel Wright strapped on…

  • Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016
    New York

    This is an image Food Bank For New York City and Boys Town New York teamed up on Tuesday, January 12 to celebrate Executive Director Jon Jelley’s birthday by giving back to the West Harlem Community. Boys Town New York staff joined forces with fellow…

  • Monday, Feb 01, 2016
    Texas

    From gift cards to new clothes and toys, donations poured in from all over San Antonio to bring holiday cheer to Boys Town Texas youth and families. “We have our youth and families fill out wish lists for Christmas and…

  • Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
    South Florida

    This is an image Patrick Hopkins, a dedicated teen volunteer for Boys Town South Florida, was recognized by Florida Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman with one of two Champion of Service Awards on Thursday, January 21st. Boys Town South Florida…

  • Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image This was submitted by Janet Goodman, print buyer and mentor at Boys Town. It was published January 25, 2016 by the Omaha World-Herald. I absolutely love mentoring because it’s a one-on-one opportunity to show these kids that someone cares. Everyone…

  • Friday, Jan 22, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image In the words of Father Flanagan, there is no such thing as a bad boy. That said, there is such a thing as an extraordinary one, and Oliver Egr certainly fits the bill. This year, the 9-year-old raised funds to…

  • Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image This story was written by Pat Heys, mentor at Boys Town and was originally published by the Omaha World Herald on January 18, 2016. I have always enjoyed working with kids. The story of how I started mentoring at Boys…

  • Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
    Central Nebraska

    This is an image This article is written by Kim Schmidt of the Kearney Hub. It was published December 24, 2015 on kearneyhub.com. Some people may think Lindsie Lybarger is a little crazy. This fall, the single, 31-year-old Kearney woman adopted three biological brothers…

  • Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016
    Nebraska

    This is an image The holidays are a busy time for everyone, but Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa’s Foster Family Services was even busier than most over the holiday season. In December, they hosted multiple successful fundraising events, including a partnership with Warrior Fitness, a training…

  • Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
    Louisiana

    Boys Town Louisiana, an organization committed to saving children and healing families, announced today that it has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust. The grant will be used to fund a Boys Town Louisiana…

  • Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016
    Central Florida

    This is an image Records are made to be broken. With 515 runners, Boys Town Central Florida’s Candy Cane 5K was the most successful one to date. Holiday cheer filled the air on December 12 while costumed runners gathered by the starting line. Decked…

  • Monday, Jan 04, 2016
    South Florida

    Sometimes, competition really can be friendly. That was the case in South Florida recently, when Boys Town South Florida was the beneficiary for a tennis event that doubled as a fundraiser. On Saturday, November 15, local community members of all…

  • Thursday, Dec 31, 2015
    Central Nebraska

    Boys Town is offering a "Coping with Depression Group for Teens" for high school students to help develop their ability to overcome depression. The group meets on Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic in Grand…

  • Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015
    New York

    This is an image The Boys Town New York In-Home Family Services management team took time out of their Thanksgiving Day to bring joy to more than 200 senior citizens of Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope. The management team, including Jasmin Singleton, Tahisha Salmon,…

  • Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015
    New England

    This is an image When difficult circumstances led to the removal of Jessie Raymond’s 8-year-old daughter from their home by child protective services, Jessie had just one goal – improve her situation so she could get her child back. The problem was, Jessie didn’t…

  • Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015
    New York

    This is an image “Our childhood invariably defines us as adults. Growing up my mother was always involved in giving back to our communities, helping people in need and raising funds for one of the local hospitals. By the time I was in middle…

  • Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015
    New York

    Boys Town New York celebrated 25 years of helping children in need at our 2015 Winter Cocktail Reception, Thursday, December 3rd. The event was held at the residence of Mr. Joe Ricketts, Founder of TD Ameritrade and longtime advocate for…

  • Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015
    New York

    This is an image A night of soaring spirits, uplifting music and a touch of holiday magic marked the 7th Annual Glimmer of Hope Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony event, held December 9th at Boys Town’s Dean Street facility in Brooklyn. Youth and staff joined…

  • Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015
    Central Nebraska

    This is an image Thanksgiving can be hectic. With all the preparations involved, it can be hard to give kids the attention they deserve. At Boys Town Day School in Duncan, Nebraska, however, they’ve made Thanksgiving a time when kids are the center of…

  • Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image Boys Town is pleased to announce that Denise Biben has been named Executive Director of Boys Town Nevada. Denise brings strong credentials to her new role, including 15 years of experience at Boys Town in a variety of positions. “Denise is…

  • Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015
    Nebraska

    The SpartanNash Foundation presented a $10,000 grant to Boys Town on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at the Elkhorn Family Fare Supermarket.The grant will help underwrite the Boys Town youth garden, which supports the nonprofit organization’s mission of changing young people…

  • Monday, Dec 14, 2015
    New England

    As the leaves begin to fall from the trees and we approach the holiday season, many of us feel more inspired to ask: How can I be of service to others? In Seekonk, Massachusetts, just a few miles from Rhode…

  • Monday, Dec 14, 2015
    Texas

    This is an image Boys Town Texas received $60,000 from the Valero Foundation for their Continuum of Care thanks to proceeds from the 2015 Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children. Boys Town Texas has received support from the Valero Benefit for Children since 2002.“I…

  • Monday, Dec 14, 2015
    Louisiana

    Boys Town Louisiana received $40,000 from the Valero Foundation thanks to proceeds from the 2015 Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children. The money donated will help more children through the organization’s Care Coordination Services. Care Coordination Services is an intensive…

  • Monday, Dec 07, 2015
    Texas

    Boys Town Texas recently received federal funding that will allow the organization to serve an additional 100 families/150 children in Bexar County each year for two years. Victims of Crime Act funding is channeled through the Texas Governor’s office to…

  • Thursday, Dec 03, 2015
    Louisiana

    This is an image Most of us have daydreamed at some point about what it would be like to go back to high school. Recently, Boys Town Louisiana gave members of the local community a chance to pretend they could do just that, if…

  • Monday, Nov 23, 2015
    New York

    This is an image Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation and Boys Town New York teamed up Wednesday, November 11for the East Harlem Social Service Fair and Clothing Giveaway to benefit East Harlem residents. Local organizations came together in an effort to make community…

  • Friday, Nov 20, 2015
    New York

    Written by Damian Kinsey, School Program Manager As a New York City Education service, Boys Town New York works with a population of youth that is 85% special education and is faced with a high percentage of truancy. Our Well…

  • Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
    New England

    This is an image This article was originally published on November 18, 2015 in the Providence Journal. For more than a quarter-century, one primary principle has guided Boys Town New England in its mission to help children and families: Always do what is best…

  • Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
    Texas

    This is an image As Dene watched her stepchildren pack their possessions and move out of her home, she grieved. She was losing the family she had loved. Kyle, Kayla and Alex, the children from her husband Aaron’s previous marriage, were leaving to live…

  • Friday, Nov 06, 2015
    Nebraska

    When it comes to the history of Boys Town, Tom Lynch is your guy. As Director of Community Programs and the Hall of History, Lynch not only has 98 years of Boys Town history memorized, but also Father Edward Flanagan’s…

  • Thursday, Nov 05, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image This story was written by Colleen Fell and was published on November 4th, 2015 in the Omaha World-Herald. Each terra-cotta roofing tile is handmade and sent by boat from Turkey before arriving at Boys Town. The tiles are being used…

  • Monday, Nov 02, 2015
    California

    This is an image Picture this: an elegant resort overlooking the California oceanside, black and white décor accenting a cocktail bar where guests can watch the sun set, and an acrobat hanging upside-down pouring champagne into crystal glasses. These magical touches and others made…

  • Monday, Nov 02, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image This story is written by Miranda Christian and was posted on KMTV.com on October 29, 2015. Last season the Boys Town football team made it to the first round in playoffs but lost by one point. Friday night’s game is…

  • Friday, Oct 30, 2015
    North Florida

    This is an image This article was originally published on October 25, 2015 by the Tallahassee Democrat. Hearth & Soul donated $3,820 to Boys Town, its Non Profit Partner for the Month for September. Every month, Hearth & Soul partners with an area Non…

  • Friday, Oct 30, 2015
    Louisiana

    This story was originally released on October 27, 2015 by WWL TV. James Lavigne is a busy baby at Sea Early Childhood Academy in New Orleans East. "He's a 1-year-old active child who gets into everything, but he's sweet, he's…

  • Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
    New England

    They say it’s the little things that make a house a home. This season, Boys Town New England got a lot of help with those little things in an effort to make the youth living on their Bazarsky campus feel…

  • Friday, Oct 23, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image For the seventh year, the Southwest Omaha Rotary Club hosted the Fine Wine and Hors d’oeuvres tasting and silent auction to benefit the Boys Town National Hotline on Thursday, October 8. More than 375 people gathered at The Club at…

  • Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image This article is written by Marjie Ducey, World-Herald staff writer. It was posted October 17, 2015 at neprepzone.com. Words can’t explain, Dominick Barrett says, how he feels when he turns on the TV and sees older brother Shaquil playing football…

  • Monday, Oct 19, 2015
    Nebraska

    Omaha South High School is the largest school in the state of Nebraska. More than 2,400 youth in grades 9-12 are part of the South High student body. Nearly 90 percent of those students qualify for free or reduced lunch.…

  • Friday, Oct 16, 2015
    Louisiana

    When Malik aged out of the Boys Town Louisiana Family Home Program®, the 18-year-old didn’t have a family to turn to for guidance and support. So he reached out to the one place he knew he could count on for…

  • Friday, Oct 16, 2015
    Nevada

    Aeryn’s teen years were filled with chaos and turmoil. Growing up in a dysfunctional family with little guidance or support, Aeryn made one bad choice after another. She got caught up with the wrong crowd, abused drugs and was chronically…

  • Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image Emotionally spent and financially broke, Maria Regalado was caught in a whirlwind of despair and devastation. In her words, life was “like a tornado.” “I had no job. My power bill was due. My rent was due. I was ready…

  • Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image This article is written by Roger Buddenberg, World-Herald staff writer. It was posted October 9, 2015 on omaha.com. Monsignor Peter Dunne, who worked alongside the founder of Boys Town, the Rev. Edward Flanagan, died late Thursday in his residence at…

  • Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image If you have been to Dowd Chapel on Home Campus recently, chances are you have seen a large sign hanging on the altar. That sign reads “Thank You Boys Town Police From Wegner School!” After hearing of violence against police…

  • Monday, Oct 12, 2015
    North Florida

    Michaela was an angry 13-year-old who didn’t trust anyone. That’s what becomes of a child who is removed from her home at age 3 and lives in more than 30 different placements during what should be her happiest years of…

  • Monday, Oct 12, 2015
    Nebraska

    It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning when the only constants in your life are nasty jokes, vulgar taunts and shameful putdowns… all lobbed at you by former friends.    In elementary school, Anna was sensitive and studious.…

  • Friday, Oct 09, 2015
    Nebraska

    This story is written by Grant Schulte of The Associated Press. It was published October 4, 2015 on journalstar.com. The homes at Boys Town were already showing their age when a hailstorm swept through the historic village two years ago,…

  • Monday, Oct 05, 2015
    Iowa

    This is an image This article is written by Dolly A. Butz of the Sioux City Journal. It was posted on siouxcityjournal.com on October 3, 2015. Christina Pool lifted her infant daughter into the air and planted numerous kisses on her chubby cheeks in…

  • Thursday, Oct 01, 2015
    Louisiana

    Last year, it was announced that Boys Town Louisiana was one of four organizations chosen to receive federal funding to improve the quality of its pre-school education. Today, the program is well underway, and according to those involved, is off…

  • Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015
    Central Florida

    Boys Town Central Florida was recently awarded $60,000 through the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund, a McCormick Foundation fund. The grant will help Boys Town Central Florida advance the work of its Intervention and Assessment Program, Family Home Program and In-Home…

  • Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
    Nebraska

    This article was written by April Christenson and published in the September issue of Her Family magazine. Jennifer Nguyen is bright and soft-spoken. Sitting in the living room of her family teachers’ home on the Boys Town campus, the high school senior…

  • Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
    Washington D.C.

    This is an image Boys Town Washington DC is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Boys Town Washington DC Behavioral Health Center.  Community leaders, members of the court, board members, our kids and staff celebrated this wonderful occasion, Thursday September 24th.…

  • Monday, Sep 28, 2015
    North Florida

    This is an image The dictionary defines a hero as “a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.” Betsy Fisher says her 14-year-old son Marshal is deserving of that title. Marshal has overcome a lot since enduring…

  • Monday, Sep 28, 2015
    Louisiana

    As a child, Sonya Brown remembers spending many nights in emergency rooms. It wasn’t because she and her siblings were sick or prone to accidents. It was because they needed a place to sleep. Sonya’s family was homeless and seeking…

  • Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
    Nebraska

    This article was written by Roger Hamer. It was published by WOWT NBC Omaha on September 23, 2015. All parents want their kids to go to college but not all kids are a good fit. That trend can set back…

  • Friday, Sep 18, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image A former Boys Town Nevada Youth recently took part in a congressional briefing in Washington D.C. on Thursday, September 17.  Seventeen year old Aeryn was in trouble with the law before coming to Boys Town, she has since turned her…

  • Friday, Sep 18, 2015
    Central Nebraska

    Boys Town Grand Island recently received a $5,000 grant from Principal Financial Group to fund Common Sense Parenting® classes, benefiting local families in the Grand Island community. “The support of Principal Financial Group will allow us to offer parenting classes…

  • Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015
    New York

    This is an image Local golfers hit the greens on Monday, September 14 for the 8th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic in support of Boys Town New York. The tournament took place at Knollwood Country Club, which hosted more than 120 golfers and tennis…

  • Friday, Sep 11, 2015
    South Florida

    This is an image Teen Volunteer Leads with Heart, Drive to Do More Cardinal Newman High School junior Patrick Hopkins knows that to make an impact in the community, you have to get involved. This year, the 16 year old is Chair of Boys…

  • Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015
    Iowa

    This is an image This article was written by Tim Rohwer and published on September 2, 2015 in The Daily Nonpareil. It’s been said that broken windows breed crime. “The same thing can be said with a vacant lot,” said Jaymes Sime, community outreach coordinator…

  • Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015
    Louisiana

    This is an image This article is written by Laura Santhanam. It was published on August 29, 2015 at pbs.org. Two days before Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, Herman Clayton packed his two kids and four foster children into a van…

  • Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015
    New York

    This is an image On July 26th, 5,000 runners dressed in white gathered at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, to willingly sprint through clouds of color in support of Boys Town New York. Selected as the local charity partner for the Color Me…

  • Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015
    New York

    This is an image Boys Town New York youth had the unique opportunity to attend a seminar hosted by world champion Muay Thai fighter, Phil Nurse, to learn the discipline it takes to walk away from a fight. Ajarn Phil ("Ajarn" meaning the level…

  • Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015
    New York

    Some things we’re born knowing, while other lessons need to be taught. This summer, Boys Town New York youth learned a little more about the life skills we all need to succeed. For six weeks, a group of youth attended…

  • Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015
    New York

    Boys Town New York has partnered with Lincoln Center Education’s Community and Family Programs to provide an artistic and creative outlet called the Poet-Linc Program, for youth in detention. Combining spoken word, Hip Hop, and elements of the poetry slam,…

  • Monday, Aug 24, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image Father Flanagan’s mission to help the youth of America has inspired many people nationwide for nearly one hundred years. Cameron Garemani is one of many who work to achieve Father Flanagan’s dream of improving the lives of kids every year.…

  • Monday, Aug 24, 2015
    Iowa

    It seems like Boys Town is always finding new ways to help families in need. This spring, Boys Town Iowa did its part to expand the reach of Boys Town’s mission by partnering with Jackson Recovery Center, providing Common Sense…

  • Monday, Aug 17, 2015
    Iowa

    This is an image Rose Stanley, Administrative Assistant, Boys Town Iowa, had fond memories of the Siouxland River-Cade Parade, a summer tradition in her hometown of Sioux City that she calls “a highlight of her summer”. Rose figured what better way to educate people…

  • Monday, Aug 17, 2015
    Louisiana

    A new speaker series at Boys Town Louisiana is getting the New Orleans, Louisiana community involved with Boys Town. “This series is a way of getting local individuals involved and vested in Boys Town’s mission,” said Darrell Johnson, Boys Town…

  • Monday, Aug 17, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image When DeAaron Ross-Mays talks about his future, his words are confident but not boastful. His tone is determined, but not cocky. The 18-year-old Michigan native has good reason to be self-assured. He earned his high school diploma from Boys Town…

  • Friday, Aug 14, 2015
    Nebraska

    Summer is filled with fond memories of long days at the lake soaking in the sun for many children. Due to the continued support of many, Boys Town has been able to provide this experience to their youth for many…

  • Thursday, Aug 13, 2015
    Iowa

    It was the first home visit by the Boys Town Family Consultant, and it didn’t go well. Ryan Doyle was strung out and paranoid as he sat on a tattered recliner cursing the CIA, convinced “they” were trying to kill…

  • Monday, Aug 10, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image From the founding of Boys Town in 1917, Fr. Flanagan emphasized the importance of athletics, believing that sports play a therapeutic role in the lives of children. Sports help kids stay fit and active in conjunction with teaching them important…

  • Monday, Aug 10, 2015
    Iowa

    This article is written by Tim Johnson. It was published August 5, 2015 on nonpareilonline.com. Two local organizations are working together to extend in-home services to more area families with the help of a $37,500 grant from United Way of…

  • Monday, Aug 03, 2015
    North Florida

    This article was posted July 21, 2015 on tallahassee.com. Aimed at benefiting children in Florida’s child welfare system, the Florida Institute for Child Welfare at Florida State University has funded 10 research projects statewide that promote evidence-based practice. “The Florida…

  • Monday, Aug 03, 2015
    Central Nebraska

    This article is written by Adam Uhnerik of 10/11 News. It was posted July 31, 2015. A group in North Platte is helping parents with troubled teenagers. Boys Town is seeing a growing need for their services in North Platte. During…

  • Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
    California

    This is an image Dr. Luis Morales Knight has been promoted to Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for Boys Town California. Prior to his promotion, he worked as a Staff Psychologist at the Behavioral Health Clinic from July 2013 to March 2015. Born…

  • Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image This article published in July/August 2015 Omaha Magazine. It is written by Andy Williams. Chris and Lori Mathsen received a surprise phone call recently that reminded them why their planned one-year stay as live-in family teachers at Boys Town has…

  • Monday, Jul 27, 2015
    Nebraska

    Boys Town's South Omaha office held its Inaugural Speaker Series on Wednesday, June 17 at the South Omaha offices, spreading awareness in the community on gang-related issues. Beto, a former gang member, shared his powerful story about being incarcerated for…

  • Monday, Jul 27, 2015
    South Florida

    This is an image For Fenise and her son Jeff, participating in Boys Town South Florida’s Parent-Child Home Program was as much an education for mom as it was for her 2-year-old toddler. The program is designed to enhance the development of young children…

  • Friday, Jul 24, 2015
    Nebraska

    Boys Town Nebraska and Iowa families will benefit from an $80,500 grant from United Way of the Midlands. The grant was recently awarded to help fund three Boys Town community programs in Nebraska and Iowa. “The support of United Way…

  • Friday, Jul 24, 2015
    Central Florida

    This is an image For Boys Town Central Florida Family-Teachers Gregory and Shannon Showalter, finding an activity that their entire household would enjoy was a challenge. “In our house, we have a very diverse group of young gentleman,” said Gregory. “We tried many projects…

  • Monday, Jul 20, 2015
    Nebraska

    Josh’s downward spiral began in the sixth grade. That’s when the bullying started. “Everyone” in the entire school was after him, Josh felt. There was no place to hide. In seventh grade, he had sleepless nights, terrified of what the…

  • Friday, Jul 17, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image "It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving".  -Mother Teresa            No matter the size of the donation, big or small, it is the love behind it that holds inherent value. Lon and Marie Ruhter, Boys…

  • Thursday, Jul 16, 2015
    California

    This is an image Boys Town California opened two new Family Homes located in Tustin, California on July 1, 2015. One home will serve children ages 0-5, and the other will care for children 6-18. Each home will house six children. For the first…

  • Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015
    South Florida

    Lisa was finally going to have everything she always imagined. She had often dreamed of a storybook life, surrounded by her loving family and living in a house with a white picket fence. When the 18-year-old fell in love with…

  • Monday, Jul 13, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image From baseball exhibits at the Hall of History to the most elite college baseball teams practicing at the Village of Boys Town, baseball has always been an important part of life at Boys Town’s Nebraska campus thanks to the NCAA…

  • Monday, Jul 06, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image This article is written by Dorothy Huffey of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. It was published on reviewjournal.com on June 22, 2015. A crowd of 300 supporters gathered May 28 at The Venetian for Boys Town Nevada’s 11th annual Journey of…

  • Friday, Jun 26, 2015
    New York

    This is an image Ms. Olguie Toro and her son, Reynaldo Toro, attended Boys Town New York’s Common Sense Parenting®(CSP) classes, held in April 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church of Jamaica. While attending the six-week course, the Toro family gained insight and overcame…

  • Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015
    North Florida

    This is an image Boys Town North Florida hosted its 12th Annual Spirit of Youth Gala: “A Royal Celebration” recently at the University Center Club in Tallahassee. The Gala celebrated the resilience of the children and families of Boys Town who have overcome hardships…

  • Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015
    South Florida

    As Sharon filed the police report against her son Jack, she was overwhelmed with confusion and hopelessness. What had led her only child to this terrible place of anger and violence? Jack and Sharon had their ups and downs, like…

  • Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015
    New York

    This is an image Thanks to local business men and women who participated in a career week seminar May 18-22, 2015, our residents gained insight on what it takes to thrive in New York City’s competitive job market. Passages Academy at Boys Town New…

  • Monday, Jun 22, 2015
    North Florida

    This is an image This article is written by Ken Bender, Executive Director of Boys Town North Florida. It was published June 22, 2015 at Tallahassee.com. Boys Town administrators have reviewed recent articles criticizing group residential care for kids and offer the following response.…

  • Monday, Jun 22, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image On May 21, 2015, UFC Fighters Forrest Griffin, Luke Rockhold, Matt Hughes, and Rafel dos Anjos visited Boys Town Nevada to share a little bit about themselves with at-risk children, youth and families. Nearly 100 children and families currently receiving…

  • Monday, Jun 22, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image Boys Town® employees from 14 departments were in full force wearing blue spirited t-shirts ready to volunteer and work booths offering information on services at the second annual Ames Avenue Block Party on Friday, May 29. More than 800 attendees,…

  • Friday, Jun 19, 2015
    South Florida

    What could happen in a child’s life that would make hurting herself or even committing suicide seem like the only answers to her problems? That question is even more perplexing when the child is a teenage girl with many talents,…

  • Friday, Jun 19, 2015
    Texas

    This is an image Patricia had a yearning for a change in her life’s work and purpose. She wanted to give back by becoming a Foster Parent. A widower and registered nurse, Patricia had no children living at home. Her daughter was an adult…

  • Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image This article is written by Michael O’Connor, World-Herald staff writer. It was published June 16, 2015 at Omaha.com. An effort that began more than a decade ago to seek sainthood for the Rev. Edward Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town,…

  • Monday, Jun 15, 2015
    Washington D.C.

    This article is written by Marie K. Cohen. It was published May 27, 2015 at The Chronicle of Social Change. On May 19, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing entitled “No Place to Grow Up: How to Safely Reduce…

  • Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015
    California

    This is an image From April to May 1, a group of 30 Japanese child welfare agency directors and staff received training on social skill techniques for at-risk youth using the Boys Town Model. For over 12 years, they have attended Boys Town trainings…

  • Monday, Jun 08, 2015
    Texas

    Brynn doesn’t remember the first time her husband slapped her around. She just knows it was a long time ago. During their three-year marriage, the couple had many “misunderstandings.” Some left Brynn severely bruised and afraid. Others shattered her self-esteem.…

  • Monday, Jun 08, 2015
    Central Nebraska

    This is an image On May 7, Boys Town Director of Central Nebraska Operations, Dave Reed, was one of three recipients of the For the Love of Children award for his accomplishments in successfully expanding Boys Town Services in Central Nebraska. The inaugural For…

  • Monday, Jun 08, 2015
    Nebraska

    Robert was an only child raised by a mother who had severe health problems. This sometimes kept her from parenting Robert properly and holding a steady job. Growing up in a poor home without much supervision, Robert did what he…

  • Monday, Jun 08, 2015
    Nebraska

    As a single parent with three children, Monica constantly struggled to make ends meet. A high school dropout, she had to work long hours to pay the rent, put food on the table and otherwise provide for her family. Her…

  • Monday, Jun 08, 2015
    California

    This is an image Over 250 people raised a glass to Boys Town California at “Uncork for Hope” on Sunday, May 3. Boys Town California, in partnership with First Team Estates & Christies International Real Estate, proudly presented the Third Annual Uncork for Hope…

  • Monday, Jun 08, 2015
    Central Florida

    This is an image Keeping in line with Boys Town’s Strategic Plan to focus on communities and community engagement, Boys Town Central Florida has expanded and opened an office in Orange County at 2813 S. Hiawassee Rd., Ste. 204, Orlando, FL. Each year, Boys…

  • Monday, Jun 01, 2015
    New York

    This is an image Boys Town New York and the Young Leadership Council (YLC) hosted a “Spin for Kids” class on Sunday, May 17, 2015. The day of fitness featured one of New York City’s leading instructors, Ms. Claudia Zakrewski and was held at…

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Board of Commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, recognized Boys Town Nevada for their tireless efforts in supporting youth and families in Clark County and throughout the state. Boys Town Nevada along…

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Texas

    This is an image Boys Town Texas was invited to participate in the Texas Cavaliers’ River Parade on Monday April 20, 2015. Not only is the Texas Cavalier’s River Parade the first parade to kick-off Fiesta, it raises money and awareness for children’s charities…

  • Friday, May 22, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image This article is written by Kim Carpenter, World-Herald correspondent. It was published May 4, 2015 at livewellnebraska.com. When Jackie Toman was having difficulty understanding her then 2-year-old son Wesley, she and her husband, Benjamin, sensed something was wrong. “I couldn’t…

  • Friday, May 22, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image On Sunday, May 17, more than 80 students graduated from Boys Town High School. After graduation, more than half of the students plan to enroll in a two-year or a four-year college program. The remaining half of the graduates will…

  • Friday, May 22, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image This article is written by the Omaha Division. It was published May 1, 2015 at thefbi.gov.com. The Omaha Division honors Brigadier General Randolph Scott for dedication to improving the conditions of at-risk children and families needing support services. Since retiring…

  • Friday, May 22, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image Boys Town Nebraska Family Helpline (NFH) has been taking phones calls and creating a safe haven for crisis communication since January 2010. NFH has now taken more than 20,000 calls and assisted more than 13,000 families in 88 counties throughout…

  • Friday, May 22, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image Former NBA Star and Duke University Blue Devil, Shane Battier, visited with Boys Town youth at Wegner School on Tuesday, May 5. Battier, a six-time divisional winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award, spoke to youth about staying positive and working…

  • Friday, May 22, 2015
    South Florida

    Change is hard for any family. For Jose and Maria, change had to happen if their family was to stay together. And change did happen, with assistance from Boys Town South Florida. The process started when the couple and their…

  • Friday, May 15, 2015
    North Florida

    Helping a child feel accepted and loved is a top priority for any foster family. But for Maria Sanchez, a Boys Town North Florida Foster Parent, it’s more than a priority. It’s a reality. When 5-year-old Galindo was placed with…

  • Friday, May 15, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the Mexican Consulate in Omaha, which serves Nebraska and Iowa (MCO) together with Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa and the Law Firm of Dornan, Lustgarten & Troia PC, LLO inaugurated the “El Rincon de los Ninos” (The…

  • Friday, May 15, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image The Syracuse, Nebraska, Junior High Student Council officers visited Boys Town on Monday, April 20, for their annual field trip excursion. It was the ninth consecutive year the group chose to come to Boys Town. Student Council sponsor Sallie Agena…

  • Friday, May 15, 2015
    Washington D.C.

    Many kids with Shona’s life experiences struggle to find hope and success in life. They become discouraged and give up on themselves and their dreams. Shona was heading down that path until Boys Town entered her life.   Shona’s mother…

  • Friday, May 15, 2015
    Central Florida

    This is an image Maizie the therapy dog brightens up youth at Boys Town Central Florida’s shelter. Always cheery with her tail wagging, youth excitedly run towards her when she arrives every week. Buster and Tisa Wible first brought little Maizie home from the…

  • Monday, May 11, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa marched along in a parade and provided information about Boys Town programs during Cinco de Mayo celebrations in South Omaha on Saturday, May 2. The celebration attracts people from all over the region each year, which allows…

  • Monday, May 11, 2015
    Louisiana

    By the time he was 13, it was clear Miguel was headed down a path of self-destruction. The youngster had already been in and out of several youth placements and detention centers, mainly because he couldn’t obey authority figures at…

  • Monday, May 11, 2015
    Nebraska

    This is an image On Tuesday, May 5, Boys Town elected Jennifer Nguyen as its new Mayor and Tessa Miller as Vice Mayor. Seventeen-year-old Nguyen has lived at Boys Town since she was 12-years-old and is the captain of the soccer team, a member…

  • Friday, May 08, 2015
    Louisiana

    This is an image Boys Town Louisiana and JOB1 held a young adult job fair in the New Orleans community at JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Center on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The job fair that was open to the public, helped prepare young…

  • Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image As a great-grandmother, Lyndia was at a stage in life where most people begin to slow down and enjoy the fruits of their labor. With adult children, the fulfilling and often-hectic daily responsibilities of parenting seemed to be well behind…

  • Monday, Apr 27, 2015
    Texas

    This is an image Boys Town Texas was proud to be a part of the Cardboard Kids™ campaign to raise awareness of child abuse in San Antonio, Texas on April 9, 2015. Sponsored by the Valero Energy Foundation, each 2-foot-tall cardboard figure shaped like…

  • Friday, Apr 17, 2015
    Nebraska

    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…

  • Friday, Apr 17, 2015
    Texas

    This is an image Boys Town Texas held their fifth annual Race for the Prevention of Child Abuse “family fun event” Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Valero Energy Headquarters. Hosted by lead sponsor, Valero Energy Foundation, the races included a 5k and 10k. Rain…

  • Friday, Apr 17, 2015
    North Florida

    This is an image AXIOS Salt Spa + Juice Bar hosted "A Midtown Getdown Health Fair", which raised over $3,500 for Boys Town North Florida’s ART Town in Tallahassee at the end of last year. ART Town is a new project by Boys Town…

  • Friday, Apr 17, 2015
    New York

    This is an image Thanks to a member of its Young Leadership Council (YLC), Boys Town New York recently received a $10,000 grant from the Torch Foundation to support their Common Sense Parenting® (CSP) classes. Since its founding in 1990, the Torch Foundation has…

  • Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image As a mom of an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old, April Tonkin, owner of YOUniquelyU, searched for volunteer opportunities for both herself and her kids. She wanted her children to learn the important lesson of community service and helping others. “This…

  • Monday, Apr 13, 2015
    Texas

    This is an image Ben and Patty Valdez really weren’t planning to adopt children when they decided to become Boys Town Texas Foster Parents in 2013. But when 3-year-old Sunny and 18-month-old Robert — siblings who were victims of severe neglect — arrived at…

  • Friday, Apr 10, 2015
    California

    This is an image Boys Town California is pleased to welcome Dr. Patricia Gisbert as a Staff Psychologist who joined the Behavioral Health Clinic on March 3, 2015. Prior to working at Boys Town, Dr. Gisbert served as a postdoctoral fellow from 2011 to…

  • Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015
    Central Florida

    This is an image The Boys Town Central Florida Behavioral Health Clinic has experienced great growth in the past two and a half years since opening. The growth has largely been a function of the supportive, hard-working, and caring support staff. The clinic was…

  • Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015
    Iowa

    This is an image By age 25, some people may experience a quarter-life crisis. That is quite the contrary for Boys Town Iowa, which recently celebrated turning 25. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of employees, Boys Town Iowa is more poised than…

  • Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015
    Iowa

    This is an image Getting married and having a child at a young age brings a unique set of challenges and stress to a couple’s life. For James, being a young father was a joy. But he was unprepared for the tremendous responsibilities of…

  • Monday, Apr 06, 2015
    Nebraska

    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
    Nebraska

    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
    Nebraska

    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
    Nevada

    This is an image Boys Town Nevada In-Home Family Services (IHFS) had a record-breaking year in 2014 serving 342 families and impacting 964 children. The difference? Employee recognition and team bonding, says Nevada IHFS Director, Lindsey Nelson. “The Boys Town Nevada In-Home Family Services…

  • Friday, Apr 03, 2015
    Nebraska

    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, Apr 03, 2015
    North Florida

    This is an image Londauris (LJ) turned 15 years old on Feb. 4, 2015. When Family-Teacher® Trinity asked him what he wanted to do for his birthday, he smiled and only asked for two things — for Trinity to make his favorite BBQ wings…

  • Friday, Apr 03, 2015
    Washington D.C.

    Stephanie Pitt, Boys Town Washington DC In-Home Family Services (IHFS) Consultant, has always loved working with youth. Little did she know that mentoring a young girl in her neighborhood would eventually lead her to Boys Town. Last year, Stephanie was…

  • Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015
    Iowa

    The fear of losing one’s children can make a huge difference in a parent’s road to recovery from substance abuse. Susan came to know that fear firsthand. But it took an arrest, jail time and a separation from her two…

  • Monday, Mar 30, 2015
    Washington D.C.

    What happens to young people when their parents are gone and they have no family to care for them? For kids like Travis, Boys Town steps in. Travis’s mother passed away suddenly. The family was poor and nothing had been…

  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015
    Nebraska

    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
    Iowa

    Bill had to get to know his son Tommy before he could really get him back. Tommy was only 6 when his mom passed away. Bill was devastated by his wife’s death and turned to alcohol and drugs to cope.…

  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015
    Central Florida

    Boys Town Central Florida works with families of every make-up – from two-parent to absent parent, from single-child to multiple-sibling. These families also face every type of challenge – parental stress, poor communication, financial hardship, medical issues, behavioral aggression, abuse…

  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015
    Iowa

    Children should never have to watch their parents hit each other. Unfortunately, it happens far too often and children suffer the trauma twice: once when they witness the fight and again when they’re eventually removed from the home and placed…

  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015
    Central Florida

    Roberta and her young son Diego were terrified and losing hope. They were on the verge of being evicted from their apartment and desperately needed help. Roberta suffered from serious physical and emotional disabilities. She had grown up in an…

  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015
    Iowa

    Heartache. Pain. Sadness. Those are the feelings that darkened the life of 10-year-old Josh when he finally realized his parents didn’t want him. Josh had been removed from his home for his own safety several times during his childhood. Substance…

  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015
    Washington D.C.

    Boys Town Washington DC Family Home Program Director Donnell Potts was the recipient of a Commendation Award at the Outstanding Fathers of Prince Georges County Public Schools Award Ceremony on Feb. 11, 2015. Over 700 people attended including councilmen, school…

  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015
    North Florida

    Imagine being a child and having to be on your own every day. That was how brothers Jamal and Quincy were living, even when they were little. Their mother had substance abuse problems and wasn’t around much. Their father was…

  • Friday, Mar 27, 2015
    Nebraska

    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…

  • Monday, Mar 23, 2015
    Iowa

    Addiction is a powerful, deadly intruder that robs people of everything they hold dear. Nikki and Luis Bonner know this to be true from experience. Their addiction to alcohol and drugs separated them from their beloved 2-year-old son, Colin. The…

  • Monday, Mar 23, 2015
    Texas

    A week before Christmas, Shawna was born to a mother and father who were addicted to drugs and unable to care for her. From the very start, this innocent newborn appeared to have a grim future. There were no relatives…

  • Monday, Mar 23, 2015
    New York

    For 15-year-old Latoya, every day seemed to be shrouded in a dark cloud. The teen didn’t want to go to school and felt like she really wasn’t going anywhere in life. To cope with her feelings, she started using drugs…

  • Friday, Mar 20, 2015
    Central Florida

    Imagine living in fear of your child. Even for the strongest parent, the worry and constant conflict would exact a tremendous toll — depression, anger, frustration and exhaustion. This was a way of life for Kate Abel and her family.  Kate’s…

  • Friday, Mar 20, 2015
    North Florida

    This is an image Boys Town North Florida Family Home Program youth enjoyed a festive filled day honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hosted by Wells Fargo on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Kyle Patterson and Wells Fargo coordinated the event with $3,000, 25 volunteers…

  • Monday, Mar 16, 2015
    Texas

    This is an image This article was published in the Alamo Kiwanis Newsletter on March 10, 2015. It's always great to see how children in our community benefit from the yearlong efforts of our Kiwanis' membership. We were able to blend some pride in…

  • Friday, Mar 13, 2015
    Louisiana

    Imagine growing up in a home where you are neglected and physically abused. That was Robert’s reality for most of his young life.  Robert’s mother was only 19 when he was born. She was far too young and immature to…

  • Friday, Mar 13, 2015
    Central Florida

    This is an image Britney first started living at Boys Town Central Florida in August 2014. In just a couple of months, she was recognized as Student of the Month at Jackson Heights Middle School for Outstanding Leadership for the month of November 2014. Nominated…

  • Friday, Mar 06, 2015
    Washington D.C.

    This is an image A Boys Town Washington DC Family Home had the opportunity to tour the Capitol on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. The youth, Family-Teacher® and Dr. Jerry Davis, Vice President of National Advocacy and Public Policy for Boys Town Washington DC, were…

  • Friday, Mar 06, 2015
    Central Florida

    This is an image Terry Knox, Boys Town Central Florida Development Director, was honored as the 2014 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professional Central Florida Chapter (AFP).Knox received his award during the 29th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards ceremony at the…

  • Friday, Mar 06, 2015
    New York

    This is an image Boys Town New York youth participated in the third annual Holiday Hoopfest Tournament Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Over 75 youth from the Dean Street, Bergen Street, Bensonhurst and Sixth Avenue homes and staff attended the fun-filled basketball tournament.The sponsor, Hunter…

  • Friday, Mar 06, 2015
    Central Florida

    This is an image Boys Town Central Florida is pleased to welcome Dr. Joe Clemens as a Staff Psychologist who joined the Behavioral Health Clinic on Dec. 15, 2014. Prior to working at Boys Town, Dr. Clemens received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from…

  • Monday, Mar 02, 2015
    New England

    This is an image This article is written by Donita Naylor. It was published February 28, 2015 at ProvidenceJournal.com. Directly across from the entrance to Raytheon on Route 114 is Flanagan Road, named after Father Flanagan, founder of the original Boys Town in Nebraska.…

  • Friday, Feb 27, 2015
    Nebraska

    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…

  • Friday, Feb 27, 2015
    South Florida

    This is an image Boys Town South Florida is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Scheuchenzuber as a Postdoctoral Fellow who joined the Behavioral Health Clinic on Dec. 15, 2014. Prior to working at Boys Town, Dr. Scheuchenzuber worked as a school psychologist in Indiana…

  • Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
    California

    This is an image This article is written by Ivy Jelden. It was published February 18, 2015 at ocregister.com. Father Flanagan started Boys Town in 1917 in the outskirts of Omaha, Nebraska. Some of you might remember the famous 1938 movie “Boys Town," that…

  • Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
    Central Florida

    For the fifth year Boys Town Central Florida participated in the 7th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day at Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola on Saturday, Jan. 24. This event is the largest community-wide effort in Central Florida to address…

  • Monday, Feb 16, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image J & D Fitness hosted a charity workout benefiting Boys Town Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, Jan. 17. Doug Sheppard, co-owner of J & D Fitness has been a long-time supporter of Boys Town Nevada and the youth…

  • Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
    Central Florida

    This is an image The past 10 years with each semester at UCF, Boys Town Central Florida youth have had the opportunity to engage with University of Central Florida (UCF) students enrolled in the Cornerstone Business Course — an experiential service learning opportunity that has…

  • Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
    Texas

    You may have seen Boys Town Texas featured in an IPAC commercial as February's "Extra Mile" donation winner. Ingram Park Auto Center (“IPAC”) is a local car dealership that honors an area individual or organization in the community by providing…

  • Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image Las Vegas firefighters and first responders recently came to the rescue of Boys Town Nevada’s family homes when they delivered five 60-inch flat screen TVs just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. With help from Boys Town Nevada staff, Operation…

  • Monday, Feb 09, 2015
    Louisiana

    This is an image Jimmy Graham, better known as number 80 of the New Orleans Saints Football team, held a Build a Bike event for Boys Town Louisiana youth on Dec. 23, 2014 at Belle Chasse Air Force Base. Every year, Jimmy holds a…

  • Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015
    North Florida

    This is an image Golf enthusiasts had a chance to show-off their skills while raising vital funds for Boys Town North Florida during the 22nd Annual Christmas Classic Golf Tournament December 8, 2014. The Christmas Classic, held at Golden Eagle Country Club, has become…

  • Friday, Jan 30, 2015
    North Florida

    This is an image Boys Town North Florida held their annual campus Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. More than 100 guests including youth, staff, donors, board members and community volunteers shared the magical evening together as the Christmas tree was lit…

  • Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
    Nebraska

    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…

  • Thursday, Jan 29, 2015
    Nevada

    This is an image From UFC fighters to firefighters to an improvisational comedy show, the Las Vegas community rallied around Boys Town Nevada’s Twelve Days of Christmas to make the holidays a joyful time for youth and families. Running from Nov. 30 – Dec.…

  • Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
    North Florida

    This is an image This editorial is written by Ken Bender, Boys Town North Florida Executive Director. It was posted on tallahassee.com January 26, 2015. Boys Town is one of the largest nonprofit child care organizations in the United States, with sites across the…

  • Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
    Central Florida

    This is an image Boys Town Central Florida invited the community to visit the residential campus for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and open house Sunday, Dec. 7. More than 200 people attended including community members, partners, supporting agencies, board members, donors and families…

  • Monday, Jan 19, 2015
    Nebraska

    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…

  • Monday, Jan 19, 2015
    Central Florida

    This is an image Boys Town Central Florida held their Eighth Annual Candy Cane 5K Run at Central Winds Park on a cool and sunny Dec. 13. Holiday spirits were in full form with creative holiday costumes everywhere amongst the crowd of people. One…

  • Friday, Jan 16, 2015
    Louisiana

    This is an image On Nov. 14, more than 200 community members and Boys Town Louisiana board members put on their flashback to high school prom attire and attended Boys Town Louisiana’s fourth annual "Retro ReProm". This annual event focuses on raising money and…

  • Monday, Jan 12, 2015
    New York

    This is an image Boys Town New York held their third annual clothing giveaway with sponsors GAP Inc.® and Steve Madden® on Dec. 10, at the In-Home Family Services (IHFS) office to provide clothing for Boys Town families this holiday season. The idea for this…

  • Monday, Jan 12, 2015
    Texas

    This is an image Boys Town Texas held their inaugural art auction called “Painting for a Purpose” on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Ken Batchelor Cadillac. The evening was graciously held and hosted by Ken Batchelor and included complimentary valet parking for guests. Over 150…

  • Friday, Jan 09, 2015
    Central Nebraska

    Boys Town Central Nebraska In-Home Family Services (IHFS) is excited for their expansion of services and employees.  The North Platte office opened in July 2014 with one IHFS Supervisor and one Family Consultant and added an additional Family Consultant in…

  • Thursday, Jan 08, 2015
    Louisiana

    This article is written by Jessica Williams of The Times-Picayune. It was posted December 10, 2014 on NOLA.com. New Orleans Area Pre-Schoolers to Benefit From $8.2 Million in Additional Funding, Officials Say New Orleans' youngest pre-schoolers will soon benefit from…

  • Thursday, Jan 08, 2015
    New England

    This is an image Families in the Boys Town New England In-Home Family Services (IHFS) program were given Thanksgiving baskets during the Buy A Bird social media fundraising campaign, Nov. 1-15. For the second year, staff used the Boys Town New England Facebook page…

  • Monday, Jan 05, 2015
    South Florida

    This is an image Boys Town South Florida teamed up with community partners like the Junior League of the Palm Beaches and Florida Power and Light on Saturday, Nov. 22 for the 24th Annual Basket Brigade. Over 100 volunteers from businesses public and non-profit sectors,…

  • Friday, Dec 26, 2014
    Nebraska

    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, Oct 27, 2014
    North Florida

    This is an image There are children in our community with no place to call home and no one to call family. November is National Adoption Month and we are collaborating with other agencies to find every child in need a "forever family". Can you open…

  • Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
    New England

    This is an image This article was posted by EastBayRI.com on August 9, 2014. Please follow the link to see pictures accompanying this story. PORTSMOUTH — After being fed the ball for a breakaway, a Boys Town player seemingly had an open path to the hoop…

  • Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
    North Florida

    This is an image Keeping a child safe sometimes requires adults to make tough decisions, decisions that can have unexpected and negative consequences later. That was the situation Mary faced when she decided to tell her niece, Sophie, that she had raised her since…

  • Sunday, Sep 14, 2014
    Iowa

    This is an image This story is written by Scott Stewart of the Daily Non-Pareil. It was posted Sunday, September 14, 2014 at nonparielonline.com. Brandee Steffes came to southwest Iowa as an addict. She has stayed in southwest Iowa to be an inspiration. When…

  • Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
    Louisiana

    Anita’s mother was a drug addict who abandoned her kids when Anita was 14. Anita never met her father; he was in prison for drug-related crimes.  With nowhere to go, Anita moved in with her 19-year-old sister, who eventually began…

  • Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
    Nebraska

    This is an image 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 Boys Town Okoboji Camp, a camp for at risk kids. And it offers much more…

  • Thursday, Jul 24, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and fire up the grill. Over the weekend of June 21 and 22, hundreds of America’s best barbecue outlets gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. in the front yard of the President…

  • Monday, Jul 07, 2014
    Central Florida

    This is an image Tekoa came to Boys Town a year and a half ago full of anger. Last month, she received the honor of Student of the Month in her eighth grade class. “She’s extremely smart,” said Camesa Irvin, Tekoa’s Family-Teacher. “She comes…

  • Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014
    North Florida

    This is an image The following story is written by TaMaryn Waters, Tallahassee Democrat, and was posted on tallahassee.com on June 9, 2014. Just beyond a short trail from the campus of Boys Town North Florida, a brick house is undergoing an HGTV-like transformation.…

  • Friday, Jun 13, 2014
    Central Florida

    Chance Shaw is considered by most to be a bright, capable student. So why did the 16-year-old intentionally slack off his schoolwork, ensuring failing grades and a seat in summer school? He chose the path of least resistance. Socializing was more important…

  • Monday, Jun 09, 2014
    Central Florida

    This is an image Imagine living in fear of your child. Even for the strongest parent, the worry and constant conflict would exact a tremendous toll – depression, anger, frustration and exhaustion.   This was a way of life for Jessmil Ferrer and her family.…

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014
    Central Florida

    This is an image Congratulations to Dr. Jason Gallant, Chief Psychologist at Boys Town Central Florida’s Behavioral Health Clinic (BHC). Dr. Gallant is the recipient of the University of Florida’s (UF) College of Education’s 2014 Outstanding Young Alumnus Leadership Award. It is given to…

  • Thursday, May 01, 2014
    New England

    This is an image This story was first posted on ProvidenceJournal.com on April 5, 2014. It is written by Bob Kerr. You may also view a video of this story on Turnto10.com. The house in North Smithfield was quiet, too quiet. Sure, it was nice to…

  • Thursday, May 01, 2014
    Nebraska

    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…

  • Monday, Apr 28, 2014
    California

    We have a great team of Volunteer Family Mentors, including Yoshi Mercado.  Mercado started her time with Boys Town California as a Child Care Assistant, but wanted more interaction with the families and parents.  She became a volunteer shortly after…

  • Monday, Apr 28, 2014
    Central Florida

    This is an image Recently, former Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Lonnie Johnson, visited Boys Town Central Florida’s Intervention and Assessment (I&A) Center where he spoke passionately to the youth about overcoming obstacles and creating goals. One of several children in…

  • Friday, Apr 25, 2014
    Nebraska

    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…

  • Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
    Louisiana

    This is an image Sometimes things happen in families that are beyond the control of parents and their children. Unfortunately, for the safety and well-being of every family member, a temporary separation is often the best option. That was the dilemma Jenna and her…

  • Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
    California

    This is an image For most of her young life, Carrie was left to fend for herself. Carrie’s father was a drug addict and her mother was in jail, so she had no parental guidance or involvement. Her adult sister tried to keep the…

  • Friday, Apr 18, 2014
    Nebraska

    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…

  • Friday, Apr 11, 2014
    New York

    This is an image Thanks to $31,000 in funding from the New York City Council, Common Sense Parenting® classes are now offered in many boroughs of New York that are in dire need of resources for parents. For the first time in site history,…

  • Friday, Apr 04, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    Almost all at-risk kids and troubled families need help to get back on their feet. Some just need a small boost of care and services to create the momentum that will help them make necessary changes. Others, like Marie and…

  • Friday, Apr 04, 2014
    California

    Boys Town California recently piloted a Common Sense Parenting® (CSP) program for the male inmates of the Orange County Department of Corrections. Beginning in January of this year, two CSP classes were offered to well-behaved inmates that were interested. This…

  • Monday, Mar 31, 2014
    All

    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…

  • Thursday, Mar 13, 2014
    North Florida

    This is an image We often hear about the benefits Boys Town provides for the youth that go through the programs, but there is another group that stands to gain from the outstanding techniques encouraged in Treatment Family Homes and classes: the biological children…

  • Friday, Mar 07, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    This is an image In Washington D.C., Martin Luther King Day, is observed by many as a day of service spent bettering the community in memory of the late Dr. King. The youth in Mark and Charrisse Ifill’s Family Home participated by cleaning up…

  • Friday, Mar 07, 2014
    South Florida

    Understanding. Comprehending. Accepting. Achieving. When a Boys Town South Florida Family Consultant works with a family that is trying to deal with their child’s behavior problems, these are the results that services hope to achieve. Reaching these goals can be…

  • Friday, Feb 28, 2014
    Nevada

    This is an image Even after losing his freedom in youth detention facilities numerous times, Nick would always go back to his old ways. And trouble and misery would always follow.   In 2011, after two stints in juvenile detention and being on parole, Nick…

  • Friday, Feb 28, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    The support Boys Town Washington, D.C. provides is great, but so are the needs of D.C. families. When In-Home Family Services (IHFS) Consultant, Travis Loggins Santiago, realized that a family he was helping would not get much for Christmas, he…

  • Monday, Feb 24, 2014
    Nebraska

    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.            …

  • Friday, Feb 21, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    Boys Town Washington D.C. In-Home Family Services (IHFS) families found themselves in need this holiday season. Several families were in crisis and Thales’s Sunshine Committee came to the rescue. Thales employees quickly organized a food drive where hundreds of canned…

  • Friday, Feb 21, 2014
    Central Florida

    This is an image April Karos knows that in order to help her son get better, she had to first help herself. With assistance from Boys Town Central Florida and its In-Home Family Services and Common Sense Parenting® programs, she was able to do…

  • Monday, Feb 17, 2014
    California

    This is an image Boys Town California Community Support Program® staff, families, and volunteers enjoyed a fun evening of food and gifts as they celebrated the end of a successful year on December 19. One hundred people participated in the event held at the…

  • Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
    Louisiana

    Even though they no longer work at Boys Town, they never really stopped working for Boys Town. For the past three years, former employees Tom and Chris Osterbuhr have been working with their daughter, Katelyn, to bring Boys Town youth…

  • Friday, Jan 24, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    Boys Town has joined with the District of Columbia Justice Grants Association (JGA) and a number of organizations in Washington, D.C. to lower the number of truant elementary school students in the area. In late September 2012, JGA sent out…

  • Monday, Jan 20, 2014
    Nevada

    This is an image Twelve Days of Christmas may be overwhelming, but luckily you don’t need a partridge, four calling birds or nine ladies dancing to celebrate the Twelve Days of Boys Town. From December 1-12, Boys Town Nevada’s Friends Committee spearheaded and solicited…

  • Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
    New York

    This is an image On December 27, 2013 youth from Boys Town New York’s Intervention and Assessment (I&A) Homes, and Non Secure Placement (N.S.P.) homes, participated in the second annual Holiday Hoopfest. Former New York Knicks forward Hollis Copeland was on hand, as well…

  • Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
    South Florida

    This article was published on StarTribune.com on January 13, 2014. It is written by Kelli Kennedy. After his father was diagnosed with cancer, a 15-year-old Champaign, Ill., teen started skipping school, erupting in angry outbursts, yelling at teachers and punching…

  • Friday, Jan 10, 2014
    California

    This is an image On Saturday, December 6, 2013, more than 100 guests at Boys Town California’s Magical Christmas Open House were given a truly magical experience as they made their way through each of the Family Homes®. The guests were given “passport books”…

  • Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014
    South Florida

    This is an image This story was published by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on January 1, 2014. It is written by Jan Engoren. Boys Town South Florida, an organization that works in homes and schools with families to enhance parenting skills, teamed up with…

  • Friday, Jan 03, 2014
    Nebraska

    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…