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Greetings from Okoboji!

Remember going on vacation when you were a kid? There were long, lazy days, fun activities and lots of sunshine. For many at-risk children across America, however, life on the streets offers no vacation. So, when they come to Boys Town, these young men and women get a chance — many for the first time in their lives — to experience a true family vacation.

In this episode of Follow a Family, the Kavanaughs take their kids to Boys Town’s lakeside cabin at Okoboji in northwestern Iowa. The days are filled with swimming, boating and sunshine as these kids take a well-deserved summertime break.


Dinner Is About More than Food at the Kavanaugh House

Mealtime at the Kavanaugh Family Home is a time for learning and connecting with one another. From teaching social skills and manners to discussing news and important topics, the Kavanaughs and their girls make dinnertime meaningful.

In this episode of Follow a Family, you’ll see how a houseful of girls from different backgrounds and circumstances work together to prepare and enjoy a meal as they learn skills that will serve them long past graduation.


Holiday Season: Replacing Bad Memories with Good

For many kids growing up in distressed families, the holidays are the same as any other days — except maybe with a little extra sadness thrown in as they catch occasional glimpses of “normal” families enjoying the season. That’s why at Boys Town, the holidays are a time to really “go over the top” and let the kids experience the unbridled joy of family celebration.

In this episode of Follow a Family, peek inside the Kavanaughs’ home as their girls celebrate a very special holiday season.

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