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Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Hotline Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Annual Fundraiser October 3 Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Hotline Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Annual Fundraiser October 3 <p>The Boys Town National Hotline invites you to celebrate their 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary at their annual  fine wine and hors d'oeuvres fundraiser "Thirty and Thriving" on Thursday, October 3! <a href="https://attend.boystown.org/nebraskaIowa/ThirtyAndThriving/" target="_blank">Register today</a> to purchase your tickets and sponsorships! All proceeds will benefit the Boys Town National Hotline.</p><p>This business casual event will feature a wine tasting as well as live and silent auctions at A View on State.  </p><p>If you have any questions, please contact Bob Giddings, Development Director, at <a href="mailto:bob.giddings@boystown.org">bob.giddings@boystown.org</a> or 402.498.1190.</p><h3>Date:</h3><p>October 3, 2019</p><h3>Time:</h3><p>6:00 p.m.</p><h3>Location: </h3><p>A View on State<br>13467 State St.<br>Omaha, NE 68142</p>2019-10-03T05:00:00ZEventNebraska;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent

 

 

Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town License Plate Available! Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town License Plate Available! <p>We’re excited to announce that an official “Boys Town” license plate has been approved by the state of Nebraska and is available to order! The specialty license plate design features Boys Town’s historic pylon statue that served as a landmark for so many youth making their way to the famous home. </p><p>Boys Town needs 250 individuals to complete the Department of Motor Vehicles application and pre-pay before the plates will be made and available to the public through the DMV as a specialty plate option. The cost is $70.</p><p>Once we have 250 completed applications, Boys Town will write one check and send everything to the state to begin the plate’s creation. If we do not reach our goal by December 31, 2019, your money will be refunded.</p><p>If you are interested in having a Boys Town license plate for your vehicle, please:</p><ol><li>Fill out the <a href="/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/Documents/DMV_Application.pdf" target="_blank">DMV application</a></li><li>Stop into the Gift Shop to pay $70 via check, cash or credit card during normal business hours.</li><li><a href="https://boystowngifts.org/collections/new-arrivals/products/boys-town-license-plate" target="_blank">Shop and pay online</a> at your convenience!</li><li>Please send your completed DMV application to: <br> Melissa Farris, Marketing <br> Boys Town National Headquarters <br> 14100 Crawford St <br> Boys Town, NE 68010</li></ol><p>Take your support to the streets for Boys Town! Add your name to the list today!</p><p>If you have any questions, please review our <a href="/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/Documents/Boys_Town_License_Plate_FAQs.pdf" target="_blank">FAQs</a> or contact Melissa Farris at <a href="mailto:melissa.farris@boystown.org">melissa.farris@boystown.org</a>.</p>2019-07-30T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="" src="/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/PublishingImages/bt-plate.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Nebraska;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Effort to canonize Boys Town founder Edward Flanagan reaches key milestone Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Effort to canonize Boys Town founder Edward Flanagan reaches key milestone <p>​The effort to have Servant of God Father Edward J. Flanagan canonized a saint took a step forward today with the presentation of the Positio to Congregation for the Causes of Saints, along with a letter of support from Archbishop George Lucas.<br><br><a href="https://www.omaha.com/news/metro/effort-to-canonize-boys-town-founder-edward-flanagan-reaches-key/article_abb43a73-7e5c-59aa-a62e-a7b67a0b4af1.html?fbclid=IwAR3a4lPKoGHPBfp9iCfbcb_biLC0dMs6kY0E3ps6Z05RTHb1myqLaIsyB0U" target="_blank">Read more in this article</a> published by the Omaha World-Herald on July 22, 2019. <br></p>2019-07-30T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Father Edward Flanagan" src="/about/PublishingImages/flanagan.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> <img alt="Father Edward Flanagan" src="/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/PublishingImages/canonization.jpg" width="300" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />All;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Running for Mayor, then First Place Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Running for Mayor, then First Place <p>"When I run I just feel free. I'm in my own world. My mind is clear, everything that I worry about and all the problems from that day are behind me," said Josh Reed, Boys Town Mayor. </p><p>May was a month full of personal achievements for Josh Reed. First, on May 8 he was elected Boys Town's Mayor, which is an extremely honorable position to hold as the representative of Home Campus and the voice of the entire student body. </p><p>Then on May 27 at Boys Town National Research Hospital's annual Memorial Day Run Josh took first place in the 1-mile event. Father Boes, Boys Town President, presented Josh with an award to recognize his victory. This year's Memorial Day Run had more than 1,500 participants. </p><p>Josh is no stranger to pacing the pavement though. He is a captain on the Boys Town cross-country team and competes for the track team. Josh always enjoyed running as kid and would even try and get others to join in on some races with him. It wasn't until he came to Boys Town that he discovered running could be more than just something to do with his friends. </p><p>"I really started competitively running in 8<sup>th</sup> grade when I got to Boys Town. I joined the track team and based on how I did on the track team that year the cross country coach asked me to join his team as well," said Josh. "I never even heard of cross country so I gave it a shot. I made 4<sup>th</sup> and 5<sup>th</sup> man that year, went to state and fell in love with it." </p><p>Josh is not just active in his running shoes, he is also a member of the student council and a recipient of the Honorable Mention 2019 youth award. His new role as Mayor will keep him very busy in the following year. After graduation, he plans to go to college on a track scholarship to study criminal justice.</p><p>"It's easy to just put one foot in front of the other and just go," said Josh.</p><p>This statement from Josh is a great reminder for everyone. We must keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep going. It is our mission to keep going so we can continue saving lives, healing families and strengthening the community. </p><p>Join us in congratulating Josh in his successful month of May and wish him the best of luck in the upcoming year as our Mayor. </p><p>Thank you to those who sponsored, volunteered and participated in this year's Memorial Day Run; the event would not have been possible without everyone's gracious support.  <br></p>2019-07-01T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Josh Reed" src="/locations/nebraska/PublishingImages/JoshReed.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> <img alt="Josh Reed" height="339" src="/locations/nebraska/PublishingImages/JoshReed.jpg" width="400" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Nebraska;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Irish Tea with Miss Nellie Flanagan Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Irish Tea with Miss Nellie Flanagan <p>On May 22, Boys Town hosted an Irish Tea with Miss Nellie Flanagan at the Father Flanagan House.</p><p>The hostesses of the event were Cassi Mossburgh, Manager, Hall of History Museum and Father Flanagan House, Christa Monti, Visitor and Tour Coordinator, Pam Christensen, Gift Shop Clerk and Guide, and Bev Vazzano, dedicated Boys Town volunteer.</p><p>Boys Town invited ladies from nearby church groups and the Lady Order of Hibernians to attend this event. The 25 attendees had the opportunity to tour the Father Flanagan House, and learn how Father Flanagan's older sister, Nellie Flanagan, kept the house in order while serving as her brother's housekeeper for all his years at Boys Town. They also had the chance to hear about the rich Irish heritage of Boys Town while enjoying some Irish tea and scones. Each guest received a tissue carnation corsage that was made by the Boys Town art class. </p><p>"The key to events like the tea is community engagement. Museums have the power to excite, educate, and enlighten. We want each guest to have a rich and memorable experience while visiting Boys Town," said Cassi Mossburgh. </p><p>If you missed this tea the luck of the Irish is on your side because Boys Town will be hosting another one in December 2019. This tea will be "Christmas tea at Boys Town" and it will highlight what it was like during the holidays in the 1920's and focus on Irish Christmas traditions. Guests can also see how Father Flanagan decorated his house for an Irish Christmas. </p><p>Anyone is welcome to attend this festive December event. Admission is $25.00 and all proceeds are going towards new equipment for the Boys Town art class. </p><p>To make reservations contact Cassi Mossburgh at 531.355.1187 or Cassi.Mossburgh@boystown.org.<br></p><p class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" style="text-align:center;"></p><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read f2c4917b-c8d4-4f5d-a054-1369fc3500f9" id="div_f2c4917b-c8d4-4f5d-a054-1369fc3500f9" unselectable="on"> </div><div id="vid_f2c4917b-c8d4-4f5d-a054-1369fc3500f9" unselectable="on" style="display:none;"></div><p></p><br>2019-06-07T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="tea" src="/locations/nebraska/PublishingImages/Attendees.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Nebraska;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town Class of 2019 Graduation Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town Class of 2019 Graduation <p>"We must agree, I think, that we do not build schools, either public or private, for the purpose of turning out diplomas, but rather for the purpose of turning out young men and women shaped for life." –Father Edward J. Flanagan, Boys Town founder. </p><p>On Sunday, May 20, Boys Town celebrated 100 young men and women as they graduated from Boys Town High School in a ceremony held at the Music Hall on Home Campus. </p><p>The students graduating are from 17 different states across the United States who entered the Boys Town program in order to find their second chance at a successful life. Twelve of the graduates are members of the National Honor Society and two students received a National Service Award. </p><p>This year's commencement speaker was Congressman Don Bacon. Bacon is a retired United States Air Force Brigadier General and current U.S. Representative for Nebraska's 2<sup>nd</sup> congressional district. </p><p>After graduation, almost 80 percent of students plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year college program. The remaining graduates will enlist in the military, join the Job Corps or enter the workforce in a skilled position. </p><p>Boys Town supporters had the opportunity to share words of advice and congratulations for the graduates by filling out ecards. These cards were sent in from people all over the country, showing the seniors that support for them goes beyond the Boys Town campus. Big thank you to those who took the time to send in words of encouragement for all of the recent graduates. </p><p>Now, join us in congratulating the Boys Town High School Class of 2019. Their hard work along with the support and guidance of Boys Town has brought them to this moment of success. Boys Town wishes all the graduates a happy and healthy future. <br></p>2019-06-03T05:00:00ZNewsNebraska;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The American Legion benefits Boys Town National Hotline Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | The American Legion benefits Boys Town National Hotline <p>The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation (CWF) presented a $17,500 check to the Boys Town National Hotline<sup>® </sup>on Friday, April 19.</p><p>The CWF has awarded $766,761 to 24 nonprofits across the country; Boys Town is honored to be one of the selected. The nonprofits were determined during the annual meeting of the CWF board of directors in Indianapolis on Oct. 14, 2018. The grants were awarded to youth-serving nonprofits that seek to enhance the lives of children by addressing their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.</p><p>The grant money Boys Town has graciously received will go towards social media ads for the Hotline's text services which will help reach thousands of youth who may need this crisis-assistance support.  </p><p>"This grant allowed the Hotline to expand its reach to young people through additional social media promotion such as Instagram, Facebook and Google.  Every time that the Hotline promotes its texting services, we see an immediate increase in the number of teens who reach out for help," said Ginny Gohr, Director, Boys Town National Hotline. "We can't thank the American Legion Children's Foundation enough for giving us this opportunity to let young people know that they don't need to handle their problems alone."</p><p>In 2018 the Hotline received 129,053 calls and 28,226 website contacts. Thanks to the CWF we will be able to promote more resources to the public which in turn will help save lives.  </p><p>The Boys Town National Hotline is a 24/7 crisis, resource and referral number for both kids and parents.  For more information, go to their website at <a href="/hotline/Pages/default.aspx">www.boystown.org/hotline</a>.</p><p>Boys Town extends a big thank you to The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation for believing in our mission. Thanks to the generous donation the Hotline can continue to save lives and heal the hurting.  </p>2019-05-23T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="American Legion Check to Boys Town" src="/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/PublishingImages/check.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Nebraska;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town elects its 119th mayor of the Village of Boys Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town elects its 119th mayor of the Village of Boys <p><em>This article was written by Teia Goodwin. </em><a href="https://fox42kptm.com/news/local/boys-town-elects-its-119th-mayor-of-the-village-of-boys-town" target="_blank"><em>It was published to FOX 42 KPTM on May 7, 2019.</em></a></p><p>Boys Town says today, its youth elected Josh Reed of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, as the 119th mayor of the Village of Boys Town. </p><p>Boys Town says that Ja'had Hart of Erwin, North Carolina, was elected vice mayor.</p><p>Josh Reed is 17-years-old and says he wants to be an advocate for things wanted on campus by the students of Boys Town. </p><p>"I want to be the person who anyone can talk to. I want to be the voice for all of the students' concerns."</p><p>Boys Town says that Josh is a captain on the Boys Town cross-country team and competes for the track team. </p><p>Boys Town says that Ja'had Hart is on the Boys Town basketball, football, baseball, and track teams. </p><p>Boys Town says for 100 years, it has been a beacon of hope for America's children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs. </p><p>In 2016, Boys Town says that almost 500,000 children and families across the United States were impacted by its programs.</p>2019-05-17T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Boys Town 119th Mayor" src="/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/PublishingImages/119th-mayor.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Nebraska;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent