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In Their Own Words

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Every ​​Child's ​Story Deserves a Happy Ending

Abandonment. Abuse. For at-risk children, the barriers to happiness are everywhere… But you can give them the tools they need to succeed.

  • Jennifer

    Lacked focus and motivation in school. Now she’s heading to college.

    SEE her STORY

  • Miketazia

    Sexually abused as a child. Now she’s pursuing her dreams of law school.

    See her story

  • Jennifer

    Estranged from her father. Now she’s working at Boys Town and helping other kids.

    see her story

  • Tyler

    Used to sleep on the subway. Now he’s working as an athletic trainer.

    see his story

  • Andre

    Stole a car as a teen. Now he’s a standout athlete.

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  • Pyper

    Bullied to the brink of suicide. Now she lives her life with confidence.

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  • Kahla

    Mom’s drug abuse split up her family. Now she’s a high school graduate.

    See her Story

  • Gavin

    Expelled from middle school. Now he’s a certified nursing assistant.

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  • Jennifer

    Raped by a trusted family member. Now she serves as a bright, positive role model.

    See her Story

  • Azahel

    Grew up on gang-controlled streets. Now he’s working toward a career in law enforcement.

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  • The Sweezys

    Former Boys Town youth. Now they’re working as family-teachers to help others.

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  • Diana

    Jailed at 15. Now she runs her own company.

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  • Karly

    Neglected as a young child. Now she’s a graduate of a prestigious university.

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  • DT

    Street violence paralyzed his mother and created danger. Now he’s a successful student and football star.

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  • Tim

    Was headed in the wrong direction. Now he’s a college graduate, giving back with a career at Boys Town.

    See his Story

  • Annie

    Became rebellious after her father’s death. Now she’s excelling both academically and athletically.

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  • Jacob

    Handed his mom a suicide note in 8th grade. Now he’s in college.

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  • Alyssa

    Bullied so much that she quit going to school. Now she’s graduating with a 4.0 grade point average.

    See her Story

  • Andy

    Became a street fighter at a young age. Now he’s found a family and future at Boys Town.

    See his Story

  • Sommer

    Witnessed her father shoot at her mother. Now she serves others.

    See her Story

  • Josh

    Abandoned by his drug-addicted parents. Now he’s a college graduate.

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  • Isaac

    Committed an unforgettable act of violence. Now he’s a law student.

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  • Lily

    Was dodging bullets at home. Now she’s a certified nursing assistant and medication aide.

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  • Carley

    Lost her mother at a young age. Now she’s found a home and mentor at Boys Town.

    See her Story

  • Tony

    Dug through dumpsters to find food. Now he’s a family-teacher at Boys Town helping others.

    See his Story