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May 14, 2024
How Boys Town Led America Towards Racial and Religious Inclusion
Boys Town has been identified as one of the first intentionally integrated communities in America.
February 26, 2024
The Enduring Legacy of the Movie “Boys Town”
Here at Boys Town, we proudly display our own Oscar, presented to us by Spencer Tracy who won best actor for his portrayal of Father Flanagan in the 1938 film.
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February 16, 2024
Did You Know Boys Town Embraces All Faiths?
Boys Town honors, respects, and encourages all faiths, offering ample opportunities for youth to grow spiritually, fostering lifelong spiritual strength.
Boys Town Contributor
February 8, 2024
Did you know Boys Town has been named one of the first intentionally integrated communities in America?
In an article written by Heather Fryer, PhD, “Father Flanagan’s More Perfect Union: Pushing the Frontiers of Racial and Religious Inclusion at Boys Town," she explores the ways Father Flanagan
January 14, 2024
Boys Towns of the World Unite at Inaugural Event
The story of Boys Town is proof positive that one person’s vision can change the world.
Boys Town Contributor
October 17, 2023
Boys Town Movie Premiere with Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney
Fulfilling a special request Father Flanagan made to MGM President Louis B. Mayer, the movie “Boys Town” held its world premiere in Omaha, Nebraska on September 7, 1938, complete with all the glitz an
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October 13, 2023
Father Flanagan’s Foundational Values Ensured Boys Town Was Built to Last
Boys Town, founded in 1917, has thrived for a century, serving over 32,000 youth, a testament to its enduring impact.
Thomas Lynch
October 6, 2023
Giving Hope to Youth through Advocacy and Citizenship
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