Imagine growing up with absent parents, surrounded by gang violence and rampant drug activity. Imagine having to steal food just to survive day to day. These are the kids who have slipped through society’s cracks. The sad part is, just like all children, they have potential – they just need hope and someone to believe in them. Boys Town provides both to thousands of at-risk children each year.
Growing up in a tough urban neighborhood riddled with gang violence, DT's future looked bleak. Watch more to find out how DT survived a shooting and found hope in his future with the help of Boys Town.
Karen made a very difficult decision, having her son Nick arrested and sent to Boys Town. Watch their stories to find out how Boys Town stepped in to help Nick get back on track.