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Teachable Moments

What is a teachable moment? It's learning through family. That's what Boys Town provides to tens of thousands of children and parents everyday. And that's what we'll focus on here. Stories of those who we've seen succeed, and ideas on how to help bring Teachable Moments to your home and family, too.

What If There Were No Boys Town?
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by Boys Town Contributor

tags: Family, Healing Families, Parent-Child Relationships, Saving Children, Troubled Youth, Youth Stories

What If There Were No Boys Town?

We wanted to know… what if there were no Boys Town? We asked some of the children and families that we heal each day. Here are a few of their responses:

There is not a doubt in my mind. I would have gone back to gangs, gone back to drugs. I would not have graduated high school. Mariah

They are the reason that I’m here today; I actually graduated college, I actually did something with my life. Boys Town gave me opportunity, they gave me hope, they gave me the opportunity to be where I am today, I’ve very thankful for Boys Town. Lily

She is literally like an angel… that was my turning point…she changed everything…she saved my life. Kenna

Hear Mariah, Lily and Kenna share their stories.

It was nice to finally have a place to rest my head and not worry about what I’d have to take care of tomorrow or when I was gonna eat next. I was very appreciative to come here. Carley

I am where I am because they helped me. I’m happy with my family and that means everything to me. Alondra

I do feel like they have had a positive impact on my life… I feel like I’m a totally better person than I was two or three years ago. Jason

There are miracles that are taking place every single day over there. Karen

Hear Carley, Alondra, Jason and Karen share their stories.