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Spring Social Social<p>​Boys Town Nevada invites you to our our Spring Social & Boys Town Nevada's Excellence Awards at Club 172! We will enjoy a causal evening of food, drinks and music. Attendees will get a brief updated on Boys Town Nevada programs and impacts and a look at what's in store for 2020!</p><p>This is a great way to get reacquainted with Boys Town Nevada and to meet clients, board members and staff. </p><p>Please email <a href=""></a> for more information or <a href="" target="_blank">Register Today​</a>!</p><h3>Date</h3><p>Thursday, March 26</p><h3>Time</h3><p>5:30 PM</p><h3>Location</h3><p>CLUB 172<br>3700 W FLAMINGO RD<br>LAS VEGAS, NV 89103</p>2020-03-26T05:00:00ZEventtext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Mondays Dark supporting Boys Town Nevada Dark supporting Boys Town Nevada<p>Join Boys Town Nevada for a night of fun and laughs in support of our kids and families at Mondays Dark. <a href="" target="_blank">Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock </a> is a variety show that raises $10,000 for local charities every other Monday. Don't miss out on “one of the hottest tickets in town"!</p><p>We are looking for donors to provide silent auction items. Please email <a href=""></a> for more information.</p><h3>Date</h3><p>Monday, May 4</p><h3>Time</h3><p>8 – 11 PM</p><h3>Location</h3><p>The Space<br>3460 CAVARETTA CT<br>LAS VEGAS, NV 89103</p>2020-05-04T05:00:00ZEventtext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent



Boys Town Nevada Employees Participate in Embracing Project 5k Run Town Nevada Employees Participate in Embracing Project 5k Run<p>​​​​On January 11, employees from Boys Town Nevada participated in the Embracing Project 'Through Their Eyes' Festival and 5k Run/Walk.</p><p>The Embracing Project is a non-profit in Las Vegas, Nevada founded by Esther Rodriguez Brown. The mission of the organization is to promote peace and healing for children and youth victims/survivors of sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, and violence through the development of specialized programs, trauma-informed care, and unconditional support.</p><p>Boys Town Nevada had five employees participate in the event. The Boys Town employees that participated included John Etzell, Executive Director; Danelis Acosta, Common Sense Parenting Supervisor; Mary Fridman, Parent Trainer; Natalie Albertson, Business Office Specialist; and Caitlin Stapley, Director of Community Support Services.</p><p>"January 11th was Human Trafficking Awareness Day and here in Las Vegas, that is a major issue," said John Etzell. This event was aimed at raising awareness around the issue of human trafficking, paths to exploitation, and services available to victims and survivors of trafficking. Throughout the course there were different posters with quotes from victims as a powerful reminder of what these children and young adults have gone through and how the Embracing Project has helped in the hard recovery process. The event also featured activities as well as guest speakers, including representatives of Congressman Steve Horsford and Congresswoman Dina Titus.</p><p>This was a fun way for Boys Town Nevada employees to compete against each other but at the same time support another non-profit in the Las Vegas community. "As part of our team building efforts at the site, suggestions for volunteer opportunities, outings, and fun events are encouraged as a way to get to know staff members and give back to the community," said Etzell. "Boys Town Nevada wants to be a good community partner, and that begins with supporting other great organizations. A big thanks to Caitlin for bringing this organization and cause to our attention!"</p><p>Thank you to Boys Town Nevada for giving back to other organizations in Las Vegas and congratulations to the employees who finished the 'Through Their Eyes' 5k!<br></p>2020-01-24T06:00:00Z<img alt="Boys Town Nevada Employees" src="/locations/nevada/PublishingImages/NV-employees.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> <img alt="Boys Town Nevada Employees" height="338" src="/locations/nevada/PublishingImages/NV-employees.jpg" width="450" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town Nevada Festival of Hope Town Nevada Festival of Hope<p>On December 6, Boys Town Nevada had their Third Annual Festival for Hope at the Mini Gran Prix. This is a holiday event put on for the children and families that Boys Town Nevada serves. The families were able to take pictures with Santa, receive cookies from Mrs. Claus, partake in crafts such as ornament decorating, meet Spiderman and his friends, and enjoy music and dinner. The children were also able to enjoy the rides, go karts, and arcade games that the Mini Gran Prix had to offer. The night was topped off with ice cream from a gourmet ice cream truck! This event was free for the children and families because of the generous donations made by sponsors. <br><br></p>2020-01-24T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Festival of Hope" src="/locations/nevada/PublishingImages/Festival-Hope.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> <img alt="Festival of Hope" height="338" src="/locations/nevada/PublishingImages/Festival-Hope.jpg" width="450" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town Nevada Hosts LIFT Together Lunch and Learn Town Nevada Hosts LIFT Together Lunch and Learn<p>On November 14, Boys Town Nevada hosted a Lunch and Learn for principals and administrators from 15 different Clark County Schools. A few of these schools are currently implementing the LIFT Together with Boys Town initiative, while the rest attended to learn more about the program and the impacts it can make in their respective schools. </p><p>The principals and administrators heard from Boys Town Nevada Staff Jessica Sasso, Senior Program Director; Jasney Cogua-Lopez, Director of Community Initiatives; Scott Butler, Director of Boys Town Day School; and Brandon Danowski, Principal at J.E. Manch Elementary School. This two-hour Lunch and Learn provided the group with valuable information on the LIFT Together program, the data outcomes, first-hand testimonials, and a message from Scott Butler about the power of "hope" and how it plays a key role in the educational process for youth and adults in school. </p><p> <img class="page-suppt-cont-alt" src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/NV-LIFT-2.jpg" alt="LIFT Together Lunch and Learn" style="margin:5px;" />The Clark County School District is the fifth largest district in the nation, providing education to over 320,000 children. This is approximately 75 percent of the children in the state of Nevada. Currently 9 schools in the district implement the LIFT Together program, with five of the schools having the full program. The program is mainly in elementary schools, but Boys Town Nevada just began a partnership with Peterson Academic Center, a behavioral junior/senior high school. <br><br></p><p>In the first two years of the program, there have been many successes. Initial year one data from one of the LIFT schools shows that there has been a 54 percent decrease in behavior incidents school wide, violent threats have decreased by 85 percent, fighting is down 56 percent, bullying is down 22 percent, and attendance is up by 700 days. </p><p><img class="page-suppt-cont-alt" src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/NV-LIFT-3.jpg" alt="LIFT Together Lunch and Learn" style="margin:5px;" />As Boys Town Nevada looks to the future, they want to keep expanding the program to more schools and helping as many children and families as possible. Since the LIFT Together program isn't implemented district wide, it has grown organically through connections and building relationships with principals and school administrators. "Jessica Sasso has done an amazing job of building connections with local schools. The statistics of the last two years really show her hard work paying off," said Stephanie Lahat, Development Director for Boys Town Nevada. "As we look to the future, Jessica has built an outstanding foundation to grow and expand the program in big ways in both the short and long term." </p><p>The Lunch and Learn was held in an effort to provide school principals and administrators with more information on the LIFT Together program and how it could benefit their respective schools. They were able to hear firsthand from their colleagues how the program is already positively affecting schools in Clark County. "Administrators and principals were coming up at the end of the event asking for additional information and material to share with their colleagues," said Lahat. "Three administrators were already asking for starting steps to implement the LIFT Together program, and one additional school has signed on for implementation in 2020."</p><p>Thank you to all the hard-working Boys Town Nevada staff. Boys Town looks forward to seeing how this program changes the schools in Nevada. </p><p>For more information on the LIFT Together Program and the Boys Town Nevada School Initiative, <a href="/locations/nevada/about-boys-town-nevada/Pages/nevada-latin-initiative.aspx">visit here</a>.</p>2020-01-07T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Nevada LIFT Together Lunch and Learn" src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/NV-LIFT-1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Mora Ice Cream brings talks treats, helping the community on News 3 Today Ice Cream brings talks treats, helping the community on News 3 Today<p> <strong><em>This article is written by News 3 staff. It was </em><a href="" target="_blank"><em>posted on</em></a><em> on December 1, 2019.</em></strong></p><p> <br></p><p>Early next year, Mora Iced Creamery will open its doors in Las Vegas with two new locations: one at Downtown Summerlin and the other at Town Square.</p><p>Already an avid supporter of the Las Vegas community, the beloved Seattle-born ice cream shop has begun partnering with local non-profits, including Boy's Town, a philanthropy dedicated to caring for America's children and families by providing different educational and support programs for those in need.</p><p>They stopped by News 3 Today with Faith Jesse to talk about it.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Watch the video</a> to learn more.</p><p>For more information on Mora, click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.​<br></p>2019-12-04T06:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
In the News: 'It's not a kid issue': Why an elementary school is using home visits, virtual reality to combat chronic absenteeism the News: 'It's not a kid issue': Why an elementary school is using home visits, virtual reality to combat chronic absenteeism<p>​Boys Town Nevada has partnered with Manch Elementary School to help combat chronic absenteeism. Boys Town brought its "LIFT Together with Boys Town<sup>SM</sup>" program to the northeast valley school, where teachers and administrators were trained on classroom management techniques that praise students' positive behavior as a means to curb negative behavior. Better behavior, as the logic goes, keeps students engaged and in class.</p><p>Total behavior incidents — whether threats, fighting, bullying, classroom disruptions or something else — dropped by 54 percent, according to data collected by Manch and Boys Town officials. Suspensions also decreased 56 percent, while student attendance increased by 700 days.</p><p>The Boys Town partnership also involves in-home family services, parenting classes and care coordination to give families needed resources.</p><p>Read the full story from <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="">The Nevada Independent</a>.</span></p>2019-10-07T05:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
LIFT Together with Boys Town Community Partnership Merits Visit from Office of Children’s Bureau Commissioner Together with Boys Town Community Partnership Merits Visit from Office of Children’s Bureau Commissioner<p>Representatives from the office of Commissioner Jerry Milner, D.S.W., met with Boys Town Nevada staff July 18 and toured one of the Las Vegas schools that partner with our site in our LIFT Together with Boys Town<sup>SM</sup> program. Milner is the Associate Commissioner for the Children's Bureau, the Acting Commissioner for Family and Youth Services and the Acting Commissioner for the Administration on Children, Youth and Families.  </p><p>LIFT Together with Boys Town is a community-based partnership that addresses the complex underlying familial issues that prevent children from succeeding, and provides preventative services in order to generate community-wide impact. The partnership works closely with teachers and administrators in Las Vegas-area schools to identify those children in need of help as soon as possible, because school is where the first warning signs of family strife most often appear. The schools alert our team when red flags pop up and we make immediate contact to provide assistance. If a family accepts help, Boys Town Nevada Consultants begin meeting regularly with family members. </p><p>Lift Together with Boys Town is a different type of intervention in that it doesn't just treat symptoms like truancy, acting out in school, bad grades, etc. Instead, it uses those symptoms to identify the bigger problem, and then tackles that problem at its heart. Partners work tirelessly to build trust and rapport with families, and are available to help resolve crises. They help families form long-term plans and tackle overarching issues such as job instability, relationship problems, mental health issues, addiction and legal issues.</p><p>The visit by representatives of Milner's office was the first to the State of Nevada, and was prompted by news being shared with Milner regarding the early successes of the LIFT Together with Boys Town community partnership and the positive impact it can have on schools in the Las Vegas community in the coming years. </p><p>While in Nevada, the representatives toured JE Manche Elementary school, where LIFT Together with Boys Town is playing a key role in student success. They met with school officials who are helping to implement the community partnership, and heard from families who have received services through it.  </p>2019-08-30T05:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent