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Boys Town Alumna Returns

​This article was posted on wowt.com on November 29, 2016.

A former student, whose life was saved by Boys Town, returned to help run the school and share the positive effects she felt.

Jennifer Lawrence was one of the many students that attended Boys Town High School. She was 15 when she enrolled but it wasn't just an education she received.

"Honestly that's not something I like to think about but I think if I hadn't come here I probably would have ended up killing myself" said Lawrence.

Lawrence says she was in a dark place when she arrived. Her home life was a mess. She felt lost and angry. After High School Lawrence spent 10 years in the Navy but she found herself wanting to return to Omaha and to Boys Town. Lawrence said Boys Town taught her some of the most important lessons of her life.

"Boys Town made the biggest difference they showed me how I could love myself and accept my flaws and move forward those things that happened in the past aren't, they don't have to be there forever," she said. "I feel like I'm back home here because this is my home." ​