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Accreditation and Licenses

​​​​​National Council of Accreditation Recognizes Boys Town

COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency's performance. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization's administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. link to

Teaching Family Association Accreditation​​​

Boys Town's Home Campus has been accredited by the Teaching Family Association. The Teaching-Family Model accreditation process evaluates implementation of 15 Standards related to performance and quality of treatment at all organization levels, with a focus on the persons receiving services, their families and practitioners. Accreditation in the Teaching-Family Model is rigorous and assures agency-wide adherence to best practices leading to quality outcomes for clients. link to

Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar

Boys Town was recently recognized for our transparency with a Platinum Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile. GuideStar is the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the Platinum Seal, Boys Town shared in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. Our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile can be found at

​​​Charity Navigator Awards Boys Town Four​-Star Rating

Charity​ Navigator, one of the nation's largest and most-respected charity rating ​systems, has ​awarded Boys Town one of its highest ratings for the sound management of its finances. Analysts at Charity Navigator examined thousands of nonprofits to develop an unbiased, objective, data-based rating system to assess the financial health of a charity. These ratings include two broad areas of a charity's financial health - how responsibly it functions day-to-day and how well positioned it is to sustain its programs in the future. 

BBB Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity

The Better Business​ Bureau has awarded Boys Town with its coveted Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity Seal. In order to achieve this, the BBB did a thorough ​review of Boys Town's governance and oversight, effectiveness, finances and fundraising.

The review on Boys Town can be found ​at


Boys Town Nebraska programs are licensed through the Nebraska Health and Human Services System and include the Region’s Grand Island, Nebraska facility. Programs administered through the Region’s Council Bluffs site are licensed through the Iowa Department of ​Human Services.