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At Boys Town, children’s lives are being changed every day. Ask any one of them how that miraculous change occurred and they will be quick to respond that the love and support they receive daily is what made all the difference.

When kids arrive at Boys Town, they don’t know their worth and often feel unloved and of little value. That all changes when they are introduced to their Family-Teachers® and become a member of a family in the Boys Town Family Home Program®. Family-Teachers make a lasting, positive difference in the lives of the young people who come to depend on them.

Family-Teachers are the backbone of Boys Town’s residential care programs. Family-Teaching couples live in Boys Town Family Homes with six to eight youth, either all boys or girls homes, providing care 24/7. They offer youth a second chance and a sense of belonging. The love and support the youth receive helps them achieve accomplishments they never thought possible, like graduating from high school, and gives them hope and opportunities for the future. Above all, Family-Teachers teach love and life skills, along with patience, compassion and perseverance – and the girls and boys often say Boys Town helped to save their lives.

Boys Town is a special place where children and families can find the hope and healing they are desperately looking for and deserve.

Boys Town Family-Teacher, Jenny Everett, said, “For many of our kids, going to school, not arguing with their parents on the phone, or getting an ‘A’ in a class for the first time is a miracle. While some people may not consider these small things to be miracles, for our kids who are struggling it is! We see the miracles on their journeys to becoming their best selves every day.”

Boys Town is love. A lot of these kids, they don't love themselves. They don't know how to love themselves, But they don't, they don't know their own value. They don't know their own worth.

It takes time for these young men and women to see that. And as Family-Teachers, we help to do that every day. The teachers help to do that every day. The coaches have to do that every day to show these kids they have value and worth. And once they know that and they get it and they start to, it starts to really click that their, their pride in self, their, their self-worth changes over time.

Boys Town sets you up for graduation. They, you can get scholarships. We are able to actually go to college. Me personally, I never thought about going to college, but I got applied to a college and I'm going to college. I didn't even think I was gonna graduate high school. Boys Town's amazing. It's awesome.

It's a really good place for all the kids here.

A place of second chances.

Boys Town, to me, is a miracle because it came from nothing. It came from basic farmland that grew into something that has helped hundreds of thousands of people become more productive in society, be more productive for their own families.