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  • 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/Iowa

    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/Iowa

    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/Iowa

    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/Iowa

    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/Iowa

    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/Iowa

    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/Iowa

    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/Iowa

    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/Iowa

    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/Iowa

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

  • Monday, Dec 22, 2014
    North Florida

    This is an image This article is written by Karl Etters of the Tallahassee Democrat. It was posted December 18, 2014 on tallahassee.com. Fostering a relationship with police and holiday season shopping came together Thursday night as 20 Leon County from Boys Town children flooded…

  • Monday, Dec 22, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

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

  • Thursday, Dec 18, 2014
    California

    This is an image More than 150 guests had a magical experience when they attended Boys Town California’s Magical Christmas Open House Saturday, December 6. The guests, including a former Boys Town youth who had been in the Family Home Program 20 years ago,…

  • Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

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

  • Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
    California

    This is an image More than 200 people showed their support of Boys Town California at the annual Night of Hope gala Saturday, November 15. Held at the Montage Laguna Beach, the event brought together hundreds of Southern California’s top philanthropists for a night…

  • Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014
    Central Florida

    This is an image This article is written by Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel. It was posted on December 13, 2014 on orlandosentinel.com.Surrounded by more Christmas decorations than they've ever seen, Bryan and Brandon Montayne are inside their new home trying to re-enact…

  • Thursday, Dec 11, 2014
    Central Nebraska

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

  • Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014
    Nevada

    This is an image More than 85 people wined and dined at the Sonoma Cellar Steakhouse at Sunset Station in support of Boys Town Nevada Thursday, Nov. 13. Hosted by the Friends of Boys Town, the event featured a five-course dinner and wine pairing,…

  • Monday, Dec 08, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    This is an image Boys Town Executive Vice President and Director of Youth Care, Daniel L. Daly, Ph.D., is pleased to announce that Sarah Maentz has been named Boys Town Washington DC’s new Executive Director. Maentz has ten years of experience in social services,…

  • Monday, Dec 08, 2014
    Central Nebraska

    This article was published by columbustelegram.com on December 7, 2014. It is written by Tyler Ellyson. COLUMBUS — When most people hear the words Boys Town, they immediately think of the village near Omaha where hundreds of young boys and girls…

  • Monday, Dec 01, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    This is an image Boys Town Washington DC youth welcomed over 30 guests to their campus September 25 to reap the benefits of their summertime garden at the 2014 Seeds of Hope Fall Harvest Dinner presented by the Ritz Carlton Washington DC. “Each spring,…

  • Friday, Nov 21, 2014
    Texas

    This is an image Large or small, every donation that Boys Town receives is greatly appreciated because every dollar goes toward helping more children and families. Boys Town Texas has always had strong partnerships with businesses in their community, and they are fortunate to…

  • Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
    South Florida

    This is an image The below story was featured in the 2013-2014 Annual Report of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. Download the full report. One year ago, Gabriella was delayed in many areas and her mother was afraid she would follow in…

  • Thursday, Nov 20, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

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

  • Thursday, Nov 13, 2014
    Texas

    This is an image For the 3rd consecutive year Incarnate Word High School (IWHS), an all-female private school in San Antonio, selected Boys Town Texas to “make a difference” and beautify the campus during their service day. The service day started with a school…

  • Friday, Nov 07, 2014
    Central Nebraska

    This is an image This article was published on November 5, 2014 on kearneycoc.org. The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Business Committee presented the Spotlight Business Award to Boys Town Foster Family Services in October. Racy Bauer, Business Committee Chairperson, presented the award to…

  • Friday, Nov 07, 2014
    Texas

    This is an image On Friday, October 3, Allstate Insurance employees chose to spend their “United Way - Days of Caring” by joining Boys Town Texas staff Cindy Moog, Donor Relations Specialist; Raymond Nunez, Maintenance Specialist; and Joyce Horner, Development Director; in beautifying the…

  • Thursday, Nov 06, 2014
    Central Florida

    This is an image Congratulations to Boys Town Central Florida Intervention and Assessment for recently being honored as a No. 1 Care Provider by the Florida Network of Youth and Families. “This award is given to those providers/agencies that are contracted with the Florida…

  • Thursday, Nov 06, 2014
    Central Nebraska

    This is an image Boys Town Army JROTC Cadets marched proudly while staff from Boys Town in Grand Island, Neb. brought home second place in the Civic Division for their float at the 2014 73rd Annual Grand Island Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest of Harmony…

  • Friday, Oct 31, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

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

  • Monday, Oct 27, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

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

  • Monday, 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…

  • Friday, Oct 17, 2014
    New England

    This is an image For the second year in a row, Boys Town New England was the charity partner for “Color Me Rad” Rhode Island.  On Saturday, Sept. 27, nearly 3,000 runners gathered at Seekonk Speedway in colorful tutus, socks and headbands ready to run…

  • Friday, Oct 03, 2014
    Central Florida

    Due to a contract change, Boys Town Central Florida In-Home Family ServicesSM is now able to serve a younger demographic in Seminole County.“We are thrilled to be able to work earlier with young children and their families who are showing…

  • Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
    Central Florida

    This is an image Local golfers hit the greens September 15 for the 14th Annual Demetree Classic Golf Tournament in support of Boys Town Central Florida.The tournament was sponsored by Mike and Gloria Holland of Holland Pools and Spas, and took place at Timacuan…

  • 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 accompaning this story.PORTSMOUTH — After being fed the ball for a breakaway, a Boys Town player seemingly had an open path to the hoop for…

  • Friday, Sep 19, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    On July 29, Boys Town Washington D.C. Foster Family Services was ranked No. 1 by its contractor, Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA), among eight other private agencies that were competing for this honor. The DC Child and Family Services…

  • 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…

  • Monday, Sep 15, 2014
    North Florida

    This is an image This story is written by TaMaryn Waters of the Tallahassee Democrat. It was posted September 12, 2014 on tallahassee.com.  Upon meeting me for the first time, Dyamond appeared shy, but she actually may be one of the strongest teenagers I've ever met.Several classmates…

  • Monday, Sep 15, 2014
    California

    This is an image Short on time and room in the budget, a partnership with United Parcel Service (UPS) and support from the community has opened new doors at Boys Town California. A change in contract in the middle of a budget cycle enabled…

  • 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…

  • Friday, Sep 12, 2014
    South Florida

    This is an image At Boys Town South Florida, a new partnership is already bringing fun and funds to campus! Kid Activities Today, an organization that features family-friendly activities in Palm Beach County on their site, was a natural partner for Boys Town South…

  • Friday, Sep 12, 2014
    New York

    Boys Town New York is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation in East Harlem, New York. During the 2014-2015 academic year, Boys Town will be providing community support services to the children and…

  • Thursday, Sep 11, 2014
    California

    This is an image Thanks to Optimist International’s Saddleback Club, Boys Town California has new backpacks and school supplies to give their families for the 2014-2015 school year. The club donated nearly 100 backpacks filled with school supplies and while the donation made a…

  • Thursday, Sep 04, 2014
    Texas

    This is an image Youth served by Boys Town Texas are heading back to school with new clothes and supplies thanks to Tesoro Petroleum and North Central Baptist Hospital employees who held back-to-school drives during the last week of July and first week of…

  • Thursday, Sep 04, 2014
    Nevada

    This is an image Thanks to two back-to-school events, youth served by Boys Town Nevada started the school year with a fresh set of supplies and backpacks.  On Monday, August 18, families from the In-Home Family Services program joined Boys Town staff for a…

  • Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
    New England

    This is an image After meeting with Boys Town New England Development Director Ashley Kuzmanko and learning about the Boys Town Mission, photographer Russ Jennings decided to give back in the form of photos for the New England calendar and annual report.“I decided to…

  • Monday, Aug 25, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    It’s difficult enough being a single teenage mother in a healthy home setting.But with the odds stacked against her, 17-year-old Stacia faced losing not only her baby daughter but also her own future.Stacia had been diagnosed with various mental health…

  • Monday, Aug 25, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

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

  • Friday, Aug 22, 2014
    Texas

    Sara Patel always knew she wanted to marry and have children – six to be exact. Her husband Devon chuckled when recalling the moment Sara disclosed her desire for a half-dozen little ones.Devon didn’t know why Sara had that number…

  • Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
    New England

    This is an image Some couples decide to become foster parents because they want to start or grow their family by adopting a child in their care. Cheryl and David Thibodeau were not one of those couples. Their own children – DJ, Chelsea and…

  • Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

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

  • Thursday, Aug 07, 2014
    New England

    Boys Town New England is excited to announce the expansion of our programs with the opening of our new office in Providence, Rhode Island! The new office is centrally located (with convention parking and bus line access) at 294 West…

  • Monday, Aug 04, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

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

  • Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
    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/Iowa

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

  • Monday, Jul 28, 2014
    Texas

    This is an image Last October, Boys Town Texas was awarded a $100,000 grant by the Impact San Antonio Foundation to renovate 20 bathrooms in five foster homes located on the Boys Town Texas Campus. The bathrooms are 25 years old, and they have…

  • Monday, Jul 28, 2014
    Iowa

    This is an image The River-Cade Festival in Sioux City, Iowa, has celebrated the area’s rich history and culture every year since 1964. The festivities have become a longstanding tradition for many families and even a “destination event” for visitors. On July 16, Boys…

  • Friday, Jul 25, 2014
    New England

    She sold drugs. She was a runaway. She was quick to throw a punch when someone challenged her behavior.   Sixteen-year-old Alaina’s life was spiraling out of control. She made one bad choice after another, and it seemed there was no…

  • Friday, Jul 25, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    The Renaissance Hotel in Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. usually attracts business men and women headed to Capitol Hill, or families seeking the perfect vacation in the nation’s capital. On June 26, the Renaissance Hotel opened its lobby up to a…

  • 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…

  • Thursday, Jul 17, 2014
    Central Florida

    Boys Town Central Florida leadership was recently featured on Flashpoint with host Mike Holfield. Watch this video to see Greg Zbylut, Executive Director, Bethany Lacey, In-Home Family Services Director and Dr. Jason Gallant, Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic Director on the…

  • Friday, Jul 11, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • 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 home…

  • Thursday, Jul 03, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • Monday, Jun 30, 2014
    South Florida

    This is an image Andres Reyes Munguia and Glendy Lemus had reached their breaking point.Domestic violence. Andres’ drinking. The danger the couple’s tumultuous relationship posed to their three young children –  4-year-old Noibi, 6-year-old Jose and 8-year-old Beberlin – and the real possibility that…

  • Monday, Jun 30, 2014
    Iowa

    This is an image Addiction is a powerful, deadly intruder that robs people of everything they hold dear.Jennie and Ryan Knie know this to be true from experience. Their addiction to methamphetamine separated them from their beloved 4-year-old daughter, Micah. The Knies were a young…

  • Friday, Jun 27, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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.…

  • Friday, Jun 27, 2014
    California

    This is an image Thanks to local high school student Robert Shipma’s Eagle Scout project, Boys Town California’s Cherry Family Home is beautiful this summer. “I chose Boys Town as the site for my project because I wanted to do something to help the…

  • 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. Soon…

  • Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014
    Louisiana

    “You don’t have to be a product of your environment; you can be whoever you want to be.”That’s the message U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite shared with Boys Town youth when he visited last month.Polite and his brother were raised by…

  • Monday, Jun 16, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • Monday, Jun 16, 2014
    Nevada

    This is an image This story is written by Dorothy Huffey, Las Vegas Review-Journal, and was posted on reviewjournal.com on June 14. Boys Town Nevada had its 10th annual gala, “Journey of Hope,” at The Venetian in late May, honoring Norm and Sharon Jenkins.…

  • Monday, Jun 16, 2014
    California

    This is an image The Orange County Department of Education-Safe Schools and Support Services Department/Conexiones Program presented a certificate of appreciation to Boys Town California at a surprise ceremony last month.“Boys Town is honored to receive this recognition because it is a true sign…

  • Monday, Jun 16, 2014
    New England

    This is an image Every spring, volunteers from Raytheon work with Boys Town New England staff and kids to help clean up the Bazarsky campus in Portsmouth, RI to make it look beautiful for summer. This year, 50 volunteers came to help with various…

  • 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…

  • Friday, Jun 13, 2014
    New England

    This is an image Boys Town New England raised $70,000 on May 2, 2014 at its Spirit of Youth Gala, honoring PARE Corporation employees. PARE Corporation. is a civil engineering group located in Lincoln, Rhode Island. For nearly 20 years, PARE employees have generously…

  • 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, Jun 05, 2014
    New York

    This is an image Boys Town New York welcomed more than 260 guests to the Conrad Hotel on April 30 for their Spring Gala. The evening celebrated exceptional business and nonprofit leaders who have made outstanding contributions to support the young people in need…

  • Thursday, May 29, 2014
    South Florida

    This is an image The doctor is in! As of May 5, Boys Town South Florida Development Director Noemi Coltea is officially Dr. Noemi Coltea. After attending a combination of night, Saturday and seminar courses, Coltea obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Adult and…

  • Thursday, May 22, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • Monday, May 19, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    This is an image On a bright April morning, Boys Town Washington D.C. and The Ritz Carlton joined together to plant the “Seeds of Hope” for the seventh year.This April 26, volunteers from The Ritz Carlton and the Renaissance Hotels joined with Boys Town…

  • 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…

  • Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • Monday, May 05, 2014
    Texas

    This is an image Boys Town Texas welcomed more than 700 runners and spectators to the Race for the Prevention of Child Abuse on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Valero Energy Corporation Headquarters. The 5k/10k run/walk participants were given t-shirts, a bag full of…

  • Monday, May 05, 2014
    New York

    This is an image Stability is a key part of a safe, happy childhood. Without it, a child faces uncertainty and may seek belonging in the wrong places.Fifteen-year-old Rashad was once in that predicament. Growing up, his father and grandmother shared custody of him,…

  • 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 be…

  • Thursday, May 01, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014
    New England

    This is an image Little Johnnel was a healthy 4-month-old baby in the fall of 2010.On a crisp November day, he was at home being watched over by his father. Mom was at work. According to arrest records and press reports, Dad became agitated…

  • Monday, Apr 28, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • 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 being…

  • 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 the…

  • Friday, Apr 25, 2014
    South Florida

    The teen lay motionless, sprawled across the bathroom floor. An empty pill bottle was just beyond his fingertips. His breathing was shallow. His skin was cool and moist.“How many pills did your son take?” asked the kneeling paramedic bent over…

  • Friday, Apr 25, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • 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 family…

  • 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/Iowa

    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 18, 2014
    New England

    This is an image The Easter Bunny made a guest appearance at Boys Town New England's Easter Egg hunt April 12. This event would not have been a success, without help from volunteers from OceanPointe Christian Church! Boys Town New England is grateful the…

  • Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
    Texas

    This is an image The siblings were 11 and 8 when they entered foster care. Parental drug use and neglect had made it impossible for big brother Brandan and little sister Moira to stay with their own parents.  Early on, it became clear that…

  • Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    This is an image Madeline Collington stood at the crowded McDonald’s counter with her two adopted daughters, Nia and Charleah. The scene inside the fast-food joint nearly overwhelmed their senses; the hurried shuffle of staff, the din of chatting customers. Rising above the ruckus,…

  • Monday, Apr 14, 2014
    Iowa

    This is an image Sitting in a jail cell, Brandee Steffes knew her life was spiraling out of control. She desperately longed to be with her baby boy, Pierce, and realized she could lose him for good. It was up to her to change.The…

  • Friday, Apr 11, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • 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, multiple…

  • Monday, Apr 07, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • 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 levels…

  • Friday, Mar 28, 2014
    Louisiana

    This is an image Boys Town Louisiana Executive Director, Dr. Dennis Dillon, has been appointed as a Community Leadership Network Fellow by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.  This award is targeted to individuals who can be transformative social change agents in their communities so…

  • Friday, Mar 28, 2014
    South Florida

    Domestic abuse against women comes in many guises. The worst is when the victim takes the blame for the beatings she endures at the hands of an angry, often intoxicated husband or boyfriend. That’s where Louise found herself after an…

  • Monday, Mar 24, 2014
    South Florida

    When the opportunity to add a new element of diversity to its workforce and serve Haitian families and children in Palm Beach County came along, Boys Town South Florida was quick to answer.Last fall, the site began providing the Parent-Child…

  • Friday, Mar 21, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

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

    This is an image Dsean, Tayvon, and Dashawn from the Boys Town Washington, D.C. Family Home® program are the first youth to complete the new Health Rocks Healthy Living Program. The Health Rocks class, taught by Boys Town Washington, D.C. employees Taylor Dufrene, Care…

  • Friday, Mar 14, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    This is an image It has not been a quiet winter for the East Coast. Boys Town Washington, D.C. has seen its fair share of wind, snow and ice. When an elderly couple living near the campus reached out for help, Family-Teacher® Payton Wynne…

  • 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…

  • Monday, Mar 03, 2014
    Louisiana

    Boys Town Louisiana announced today their participation in the ReFresh project. The local organization recently signed a lease and will be moving into the new ReFresh  building on 300 N. Broad Street beginning in April of this year. The 60,000…

  • Monday, Mar 03, 2014
    Central Florida

    This is an image Boys Town Central Florida received a grant from the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation (OMYF), a McCormick Foundation Fund for the 5th time since 2008. Boys Town was one of 25 organizations to receive $600,000 worth of grants dedicated to assisting…

  • 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 was…

  • 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/Iowa

    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
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • 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 Courtyard…

  • Friday, Feb 14, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    Daniel Alston knew his first case as a Family Consultant at Boys Town Washington D.C. would be a special one. For starters, the family coincidently shared the same last name.  As time went on, Daniel learned that the Alston family…

  • Monday, Feb 10, 2014
    Texas

    This is an image Two years and eight months.That’s how long Janie and Enrique Perez had to wait for the little girl they call “God’s Grace” to become part of their family.The couple’s adoption of little Rachel Grace Perez is a story of patience,…

  • Monday, Feb 10, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • Thursday, Feb 06, 2014
    Central Florida

    In November Boys Town Central Florida partnered with Evans High School to bring Common Sense Parenting® classes to parents in Orange County. Six parents completed the course that ran from November 7, 2013 - December 19, 2013. One of the parents…

  • Thursday, Feb 06, 2014
    Louisiana

    New Orleans is benefitting from some unlikely donors this winter as the youth at Boys Town Louisiana cheerfully donated some of their money to the less fortunate.In the fall of 2013, both Chris Osterbuhr, a former Boys Town employee, and…

  • Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
    North Florida

    It may be winter, but in sunny Florida that just means another perfect weekend to enjoy time outside. December 6-8, Boys Town North Florida hosted a series of sporting events at the Golden Eagle Country Club to raise money and…

  • 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 25…

  • Friday, Jan 24, 2014
    Iowa

    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…

  • 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…

  • Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
    Louisiana

    With his mother in a downward spiral of substance abuse and an always-absent father, Darrell appeared doomed to become just another sad statistic.But thanks to Boys Town Louisiana, Darrell got an opportunity to redirect the trajectory of his life.State authorities…

  • Thursday, Jan 23, 2014
    North Florida

    This is an image For Rub Prophete, coming to Boys Town North Florida was an opportunity to find his “A” game, both in school and in life. At 17, Rub was missing a lot of school and wasn’t doing well in the classroom when…

  • Monday, Jan 20, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • 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…

  • Monday, Jan 20, 2014
    Iowa

    This is an image Twelve Boys Town Iowa employees in Sioux City, Iowa volunteered to assist with the Annual “Goodwill Christmas Shoe and Mitten Party” in December.Sioux City Public Schools invited low-income families to attend the Goodwill sponsored event. Youth from kindergarten through eighth…

  • Monday, Jan 20, 2014
    New York

    This is an image Thanks to GAP Inc., who donated 60 boxes of new clothing to Boys Town New York for their annual In-Home Family Services® shopping event, 100 families arrived at the site to enjoy a wonderful Christmas shopping experience in December. Other…

  • 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
    Central Florida

    This is an image The night was bright with holiday spirit and Christmas lights at Boys Town Central Florida on Sunday, December 8. Community members were invited to join Boys Town employees and youth for the site’s annual Christmas tree lighting and open house.…

  • 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 holes…

  • Monday, Jan 13, 2014
    South Florida

    Starting over as a parent after you’ve already raised three kids of your own is never an easy task.But when Sylvia’s 6-year-old granddaughter Melanie was left alone when her parents were arrested for criminal activity, Sylvia knew what she had…

  • Monday, Jan 13, 2014
    Texas

    Geoffrey and Pam Farmer are Boys Town Texas Foster Parents for one simple reason: So they can love and guide children who can no longer live at home and prepare and place them on the right path for life’s journey.…

  • Friday, Jan 10, 2014
    New England

    Boys Town New England welcomed 100 community members to their annual Christmas tree lighting on Thursday, December 12.  Before the tree was lit, guests were directed into the family homes® on campus where the Family-Teachers® had cookies, milk, mini cinnamon…

  • Friday, Jan 10, 2014
    South Florida

    This is an image Dealing with a child’s mental health problems is a heartbreaking, confusing and frustrating experience for everyone in the child’s family.It takes extraordinary love and courage to accept that there is a problem and then to be open to the kind…

  • Friday, Jan 10, 2014
    Texas

    This is an image Boys Town Texas’s annual Christmas tree lighting on December 7 was a huge event this year with donations from a variety of organizations, a car show and a visit from Santa Claus.More than 100 people came to the event despite…

  • 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…

  • Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014
    New England

    Matthew and Kathy Zoerhof have been Family-Teachers® with Boys Town New England since October 2011. Over the past two years Matthew and Kathy have gone above and beyond to provide support, healing and personal growth to not only the children…

  • Friday, Jan 03, 2014
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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…

  • Thursday, Jan 02, 2014
    Washington D.C.

    This is an image Having grown up in a home that was constantly serving through the foster program, Dr. Rochelle Edwards, a Boys Town Washington, D.C. Foster Parent, was used to seeing new faces at the dinner table. As an adult, she can’t imagine…

  • Monday, Dec 30, 2013
    Central Florida

    This is an image *This article originally appeared online at SeminoleChronicle.com on September 7, 2011. It is written by Bel Huston. The holidays are here again, and an annual race in Winter Springs is an opportunity to lace up your shoes in the name…

  • Friday, Dec 13, 2013
    Iowa

    This is an image Red Ribbon Week is a national weeklong campaign to raise awareness of the harmful effects of drugs, provide drug prevention resources, and advocate for families that have been, or may be, affected by drug abuse. Siouxland Cares and ELKs Lodge…

  • Monday, Aug 26, 2013
    Iowa

    Though the main site for Boys Town is in Omaha, Neb., the Boys Town of Iowa office in Sioux City has now been open for two years. Jason and Amy Hennies, parishioners at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta in Dakota Dunes,…

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2013
    Texas

    Born prematurely, a little girl is now thriving and offering joy to the Perez family. They were surrounded by family and friends at an adoption ceremony in Judge Richard Garcia’s courtroom in Bexar County Children's Court. Two and a half…

  • Friday, Dec 21, 2012
    Central Florida

    *This article originally appeared online at SeminoleChronicle.com on September 7, 2011. It is written by Bel Huston. On a typical weekday morning, life at the McGriff household begins at 5:45. At that point, Jonathan and Tawana McGriff are making sure…

  • Monday, Jul 16, 2012
    Central Nebraska

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

  • Thursday, Apr 19, 2012
    Nebraska/Iowa

    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
    Central Nebraska

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

  • Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012
    Nevada

    Children and families taking part in Boys Town Nevada’s Common Sense Parenting® (CSP) program have experienced great success, with more than 300 families taking part in the program in 2011 alone!  During the six-week program, parents are taught logical strategies…

  • Thursday, Sep 08, 2011
    Central Florida

    *This article originally appeared online at SeminoleChronicle.com on September 7, 2011. It is written by Bel Huston. School's back in session, and the excitement of the first few days of the new school year have worn off. With eight more…

  • Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011
    Texas

    The youth who are a part of Boys Town Foster Family ServicesSM are searching for a home and a family to belong to. You can help.Below are two videos a local TV station put together to share the stories of Foster…