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Boys Town Louisiana Successful Futures Town Louisiana Successful Futures<p style="text-align:center;">​<img src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/showTheWorld-banner-monthly.jpg" alt="Teenager working in the real world" style="margin:5px;" />​<br></p><p>​Within the safety, comfort and stability of their Family Homes<sup>®</sup>, Boys Town youth Ashton and Tremaine had the opportunity to explore internships with Gootee Construction, Youth Rebuilding New Orleans and the New Orleans Video and Camera programs. When out of school, they gained real-world experiences that will help shape them into adults after they leave Boys Town's Family Home program. </p><p>While construction and TV journalism may be the right fit for them, we recognize that a <strong>successful future for one youth may look different than another.</strong></p><p>At Boys Town, we encourage youth to explore careers that match their strengths and passions. To do so, we connect with local community partners to provide mentorship and skills training in a variety of industries. <strong>This fall, we are launching Boys Town's Successful Futures program in Louisiana</strong> to connect workforce development and career readiness opportunities to Boys Town youth and parents. <a href="" target="_blank">We are asking you to help shape Successful Futures for Boys Town youth by making a monthly gift of $25.</a><strong> </strong></p><p>As adults, we all know success is not linear. And as parents, we have witnessed our own kids' growing pains to becoming independent adults, struggling with new responsibilities like paying their first bills or finding their first apartment.<br></p><h3> <a href="" target="_blank">Here's What Your Gift Can Do</a> ​​​​​<br></h3><ul style="text-align:left;"><li> <strong>$25</strong> creates continuous support for program participants </li><li> <strong>$30</strong> sends a student to a career exploration class </li><li> <strong>$50</strong> pays for public transportation for youth to commute to their jobs</li><li> <strong>$75</strong> pays for a work uniform and shoes for an internship</li><li> <strong>$100</strong> pays for one-on-one career coaching for participant​s</li><li> <strong>$250</strong> pays for a week of lost wages during hurricane evacuation or work closures</li><li> <strong>$500 </strong>pays for financial assistance for vocational program enrollment </li><li> <strong>$1,000</strong> offers a 6-month program incentive to participants  </li></ul><p> <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Your consistent, generous support shows our youth that even when times are tough, our community is there to encourage and help them succeed.</strong></a><strong> </strong></p><p>Thank you for being our partner! </p><p>Sincerely, <br></p><p>Rashain Carriere Williams<br> Executive Director <br></p><p>​<br><br></p>2022-09-28T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Young Teenager" src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/showTheWorld-rollup.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
LA Hurricane Preparedness Training Update Hurricane Preparedness Training Update<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;">B</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">oys Town teaches young men and women to prepare for their future. In Louisiana, that means being prepared during hurricane season with an evacuation plan in place and having the skills necessary to successfully navigate the challenges that a hurricane presents.</span></p><p>Last September, our Family Home youth and staff put the hurricane plan into action by <a href="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-in-the-News-Hurricane-Ida-Evacuation.aspx">safely evacuating to Boys Town's Home Campus</a> in Omaha, NE.</p><p>This summer, Boys Town youth in our Family Home program attended a hurricane preparedness training course and received certificates of completion from the American Red Cross. The training included learning CPR and other valuable skills that will help them in the event of an emergency. As an additional readiness step, the youth put together go-bags, complete with toiletries, to allow them to pack quickly and efficiently in case of evacuation.</p><p>Special thanks to staff members Danita Bright and Monica Anderson for putting this event together!<br></p>2022-09-02T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="hurricane prepareness" src="/locations/louisiana/PublishingImages/hurricane-preparedness.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Euphoria Warren Recognized on City Business' 2022 Money Maker List Warren Recognized on City Business' 2022 Money Maker List<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;">Euphoria Warren, Financial Officer at Boys Town Louisiana, was recently recognized on City Business' 2022 Money Maker Corporate List! This recognition honors local professionals for financial achievements in their respective industries and their community impact!</span></p><p>Euphoria started her time at Boys Town in 2006 on staff with youth care and has been an invaluable asset to our organization since! <a href="" target="_blank">Click here</a> to watch Euphoria's acceptance speech.</p><p>Congratulations Euphoria! ​​<br></p>2022-08-18T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Euphoria Warren" src="/locations/louisiana/PublishingImages/Euphoria-Warren.jpeg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Rashain Carriere Featured in New Orleans Magazine Carriere Featured in New Orleans Magazine<p></p><p><a href=""><em>This article was posted by New Orleans Magazine on July 1, 2022.</em></a></p><p>Following a lifelong passion to work with children in the New Orleans area, Rashain Carriere Williams has led Boys Town Louisiana for many years. A tremendous resource for at-risk children and families throughout New Orleans since 1989, Boys Town Louisiana has increased its programs and support in the wake of the pandemic and Hurricane Ida.</p><p>Boys Town is typically known for its residential programs, although their team makes every effort to keep children within their own home. In some cases, children get placed in Boys Town Family Homes. Here, the children live with a married couple (known as Family-Teachers) in a typical neighborhood residence. They eat dinner together, enjoy extracurricular activities, and take part in family outings. Generally, these programs are for children between the ages of 12 to 17.</p><p>Williams felt particular concern for those children between the ages of 16 to 17, however, because they were aging out of the system and often lacked many connections or other support. To address this need, Williams created the Aftercare program, which helps these children plan for housing and a career.</p><p>In addition to the residential programs and Aftercare, Boys Town Louisiana also contributes a lot of community-based work. The most recent venture is an Early Head Start program that provides early childhood education based on Boys Town's evidence-based models. Conducted in partnership with four different childcare centers, the program helps children prepare for formal schooling from a very young age.</p><p>Boys Town Louisiana also offers parenting skills classes, which focus on educating the entire family holistically. The team at Boys Town has helped families find housing and employment. This two-generation approach to helping families is a hallmark of the organization.</p><p>“Our program is life-changing from all kinds of aspects. There are so many success stories," said Rashain Carriere Williams.​<br>​<br><br></p>2022-07-11T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Boys Town - Louisiana's Rashain Carriere smiles for her picture. " src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/rashain.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town Louisiana Receives Generous Grant from The NBA Foundation Town Louisiana Receives Generous Grant from The NBA Foundation<p>​​​​Boys Town Louisiana is pleased to announce they are one of the NBA Foundation’s recipients for its most recent $11 million grant round. The grant funding will support Boys Town Louisiana’s established continuum of direct care services for New Orleans youth and families. The grant will also help expand Care Coordination Services to youth transitioning to adulthood so that they can work and live independently. </p><p>“We are incredibly grateful for our long-term community partnership with the New Orleans Pelicans, and now with the NBA Foundation,” said Rashain Carriere, Boys Town Louisiana Executive Director. “Boys Town Louisiana is grateful that the Foundation has chosen to invest deeply in New Orleans’ youth. We look forward to advancing our shared mission and supporting a brighter future for all the young people who will be impacted by this truly meaningful investment.”</p><p>The NBA Foundation was launched in 2020 to focus on creating greater economic opportunity and career advancement in the Black community. Through grant funding, the Foundation seeks to increase access and support for high school, college-aged and career-ready Black youth, and assist national and local organizations that provide skills training, mentorship, coaching and pipeline development in NBA markets and communities across the U.S. and Canada. </p><p> Boys Town Louisiana has had a long-term partnership with the New Orleans Pelicans, valuing their engagement with the community and commitment to our mission, a reflection of owner Gayle Benson who also serves on the NBA Foundation’s Board of Governors. </p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/TeachLove_basketball.jpg" alt="basketball" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px 10px;width:441px;height:302px;" />"As we enter our second year of funding and surpass the $30 million initially provided by the NBA Board of Governors to establish the Foundation, our work with national and local organizations that are driving economic opportunity for Black youth in the NBA’s 28 markets continues to strengthen and evolve,” said Greg Taylor, NBA Foundation Executive Director. “We look forward to our growth in the year ahead and are excited to establish new relationships with nonprofits serving Black youth and to further collaborate with the organizations that have demonstrated their impact."</p><p> Boys Town Louisiana is incredibly appreciative of the NBA Foundation’s investment in our community’s youth. Our partnership will directly impact youth transitioning to adulthood so that they can be successful, contributing members of our community. </p><br><br>2022-04-21T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="basketball" src="/PublishingImages/TeachLove_basketball.jpg" width="469" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> <img alt="Basketball" src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/Boys-Town-Louisiana-Receives-Generous-Grant-from-The-NBA-Foundation/NBA_Foundation.jpg" width="289" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town in the News: Hurricane Ida Evacuation Town in the News: Hurricane Ida Evacuation<p>​On September 4th, youth from Boys Town Louisiana arrived at Boys Town Nebraska to continue their care away from the destruction left by Hurricane Ida. Read and watch how Hurricane Ida has brought these two communities together.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>Nebraska and New Orleans connect over hurricane (WOWT)</strong><br> <em class="ms-rteFontSize-2">This article was written by Brent Weber. It was posted on <a href="" target="_blank"></a> on September 17, 2021.</em><br><a href="" target="_blank"> <img src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/la-hurricane-evac-wowt.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></a> <br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>‘It really has impacted them’: 24 Boys Town kids displaced due to Hurricane Ida (KETV)</strong><br><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"> <em>This article was written published by and posted on <a href="" target="_blank">​</a> on September 21, 2021.</em><br></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a href="" target="_blank"> <img src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/la-hurricane-evac-ketv.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />​</a><br></p>2021-09-24T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="" src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/la-hurricane-evac-sml-bnr.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Girls Return to Boys Town Louisiana's Family Home Program! Return to Boys Town Louisiana's Family Home Program!<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;">​With the welcome of spring's warmer weather and brighter days, most of us look forward to this new season with a renewed sense of hope and optimism. And since March is commemorated as Women's History Month, we find no better way to celebrate than to announce that we are reopening one of our Family Homes for girls!</span></p><p>Our Magazine St. Family Home is freshly renovated, and as of April 1 will be welcoming new youth and a new Family-Teaching couple to Boys Town Louisiana! While it has been five years since Boys Town Louisiana served girls in our Family Home Program, the past year has revealed an increased need for these more intensive services in our community.​<br></p><p><img src="/locations/louisiana/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/Girls-Return-to-Boys-Town-Louisianas-Family-Home-Program/Emily-and-Phill-Serigne.jpg" alt="Emily-and-Phill-Serigne.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px 10px;width:260px;height:299px;" />Say “Hello" to our new Family-Teachers, Phil and Emily Serigne!<img src="file:///Users/johreg2/Library/Group%20Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/TemporaryItems/msohtmlclip/clip_image002.png" alt="" style="width:1px;margin:5px;" /></p><p>Originally from Golden Meadow, Louisiana, Phil and Emily spent the last year as Family-Teachers on Boys Town's Home Campus in Nebraska. </p><p>Now back home in Louisiana, they will live with up to six young women aged 12-17 who have been referred by the courts to Boys Town Louisiana. These girls may have experienced mental health disorders, delinquency or other behavioral issues. Our Family-Teachers will help them heal from past trauma, teach them valuable life skills and create a safe and loving family-style home environment.<br></p><p>In 1917, Father Flanagan founded the Village of Boys Town in Nebraska where all boys regardless of race, creed or cultural background were welcome to live, learn, work and build a brighter future. In 1979, Boys Town started serving girls on its Home Campus, and in 1989 our local affiliate site, Boys Town Louisiana, was established to bring the Boys Town model of care to meet the needs of the New Orleans community.</p><p>As you can see, Boys Town's services have transformed over the last century from providing quality residential services for boys to serving girls and offering community-based services, all to meet children and families where they are, link them to care and help them achieve independence. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to serving families and youth who are at risk of being left behind," said Rashain Carriere Williams, Boys Town Louisiana's Executive Director.</p><p>Thank <em>you</em> for helping us get here! We look forward to watching our new Family Home blossom this spring!<br></p>2021-03-31T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Magazine Home" src="/locations/louisiana/PublishingImages/MagazineHome.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent