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Hire More. Help More. Save More. More. Help More. Save More.<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;">​Over the past three years, Boys Town Nevada has become agile and resilient in finding new ways to be true to our mission-- helping </span><em style="background-color:transparent;">more </em><span style="background-color:transparent;">children and saving </span><em style="background-color:transparent;">more</em><span style="background-color:transparent;"> lives. I am proud of the work we have accomplished as a growing nonprofit and pledge to serve even </span><em style="background-color:transparent;">more</em><span style="background-color:transparent;"> children and families in our community this upcoming year. Our growth has resulted from the establishment of new partnerships and collaborations, all designed to bring our mission to life. Over the last year, we have served over 5,000 children and impacted </span><em style="background-color:transparent;">more</em><span style="background-color:transparent;"> than 49,000.</span></p><p>At Boys Town Nevada, we continue to deepen our roots in the community and work tirelessly to enable and empower life changes across generations. Our new partnership with the Collaboration Center Foundation provides additional space for our mental health professionals, enabling us to successfully reach more children and families in need of behavioral and mental health services and those with Autism diagnoses. Through this partnership, we have tested more than 300 kids for Autism since June 2021.</p><p>Our focus for 2023 is to continue to grow our educational program, LIFT Together with Boys Town <sup>SM </sup> within the Clark County School District (CCSD). By August, our LIFT Together program will be in more than 85 CCSD schools, so we are actively training and investing in our staff to continue to make an impact in our community, as well as hiring an additional 40 team members to support CCSD, After eight years here, I have seen first-hand how our LIFT Together program significantly improves the behavior and mental health needs of the kids and families of the Southern Nevada schools. </p><p>We look forward to the results of the many new opportunities we are pursuing to positively impact our community.  We are anxious to share our stories of hope and change, including the one about the Flores family featured in this newsletter's Family Spotlight.</p><p> </p><p>John Etzell, </p><p> <img src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/John-etzell.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p>Executive Director<br></p><p>Boys Town Nevada<br></p><p>​</p>2023-03-01T06:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Thank you to our 2023 Community Partners you to our 2023 Community Partners<p></p><p>2022 was a year of impact! Thank you to all of our community partners, foundations, and donors that made it possible to serve over 5,000 children and impact more than 49,000 through our life-changing services. We look forward to your continued support and collaboration as we continue to expand our reach to save more children and families.</p><ol><li>Anthem </li><li>Southwest Gas Corporation</li><li>Silver Summit Health Plan</li><li>BryLor Construction</li><li>Chung Strategic Solutions </li><li>UFC</li><li>National Hospitality Management</li><li>Verizon Wireless</li><li>America First Credit Union</li><li>Every Season Wealth Management</li><li>Chung Strategic Solutions</li><li>Enterprise Bank and Trust </li><li>Sierra Cleaning</li><li>Nevada Health Link </li><li>100 Black Men of Las Vegas </li><li>Certified Affordable Housing </li><li>Amazon </li><li>Battle Born Youth Challenge Academy</li><li>Sykes Horizon </li><li>City of Las Vegas, Office of Community Services </li><li>Collaboration Center </li><li>TPOP Truancy Prevention Outreach Program </li><li>Leaders In Training Las Vegas</li><li>Foster Kinship</li><li>Relentless Car Club </li><li>Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada</li><li>Bonnano's New York Pizza Kitchen</li><li>STK Property Group</li><li>William Carr Gallery</li><li>Fogo de Chao</li><li>Dillard's</li><li>Tito's Handmade Vodka</li><li>NV Energy</li><li>Signora Pizza</li><li>Golden Nugget</li><li>Chinglish</li></ol><p> </p><p>Thank you to our Foundation Partners </p><ul><li>United Way of Southern Nevada</li><li>Canarelli Foundation</li><li>Lincoln Dynamic Foundation</li><li>In n' Out Foundation</li><li>Helms Helps Foundation<br></li><li>James Joseph Ford Foundation</li><li>American Family Dreams Foundation</li><li>The Ritter Charitable Trust</li><li>Irvin Stern Foundation</li><li>Mass Mutual Trust</li><li>The Josephs Foundation</li></ul><p>​</p>2023-03-01T06:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Family Spotlight: Flores Family Spotlight: Flores Family<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;">With the weight of the world on his shoulders, a young boy reached out to his school seeking extra help for his single parent and younger siblings. When Gemma, our In-Home Family Services Consultant stepped in, she implemented our evidence-based Boys Town Model and launched a path forward for the entire family. Her focus was to interchangeably empower parents and teach all children within the home the social skills needed for lasting life change. A key pillar in Boys Town's In-Home Family Services program is to holistically teach parents positive discipline techniques that are sustainable even after services end. At the end of the 10-week program, parents leave with the skills necessary to maintain a stable, safe, and nurturing home for their children.</span></p><p>For the Flores family, Gemma helped identify community resources and partners to help ease specific stressors. This created a foundation for the family to improve their strengths, while Gemma used her skills and knowledge as an In-Home Family Services Consultant to help them to succeed. Through this relationship built on trust, Gemma created a space where she could share positive discipline techniques, such as preventive teaching and effective praise. Through Gemma's coaching, the parent learned how to implement new techniques to redirect unwanted behaviors and balance them with effective consequences. Inspired by the change witnessed in the Flores family, Gemma nominated them to be included in our community partner, National Hospitality Management 's Christmas Wish List program.</p><p> </p><p>“It has been a blessing to have met Gemma. We now have a calm house and I love how happy my son is. “</p><p>                                                                - Jennifer Flores</p><p>                                                                                                                                   </p><p>Our evidence-based In-Home Family Services skills and techniques, taught by our staff and implemented in partnership with the family, provide a path forward through crisis. During a midpoint check-in, the school reported a behavior change in all the enrolled children, not just the son who reached out for extra help for his family. Now, with the tools needed to become better communicators and contributors, the Flores family is on a path that will lead to healthy family routines, transformation, and positive change.<br></p><p><img src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Flores-story-1.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><img src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Flores-story-2.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p>​​<br>​<br></p>2023-03-01T06:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Helms Helps Helps<p>The Helms Helps Foundation has partnered with Boys Town Nevada to raise funds to support the children and youth in our community. </p><p>The Helms Helps Foundation has launched a matching campaign for the month of December. Every donation we receive up to $20,000 through December 31, 2022 will be matched.</p><p>Your gift today will have an even greater impact thanks to the kindness and generosity of our friends at Helms Helps Foundation. </p><p>Donate today! Together we can help the children and youth of Nevada.</p><p> <a href="" target="_blank">To learn more about Helms Help Foundation click here </a> </p> <p style="text-align:center;"> <a href="" class="btn btn-action" target="_blank">Donate Now!</a></p>2022-12-01T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Helms Logo" src="/locations/nevada/PublishingImages/Helms-Helps-logo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town Nevada Receives Top Workplace Award Town Nevada Receives Top Workplace Award<p></p><p> Boys Town has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by The Nevada Top Workplaces. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.</p><p>A big thank you all our employees​, who helped make this happen!​<br></p><p><img src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Award-ceremony-final-cropped.jpg" alt="Boys Town Nevada staff photo holding award" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p>​</p>2022-10-18T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Top Workplace Award Logo" src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Nevada-Top-Work-Places-Badge-2022.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Staff Spotlight - Keane-Maritess Talledo Spotlight - Keane-Maritess Talledo<p></p><p>Keane holds a B.A in psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work in their graduate program. She joined Boys Town Nevada back in 2020 after a colleague introduced her to the organization and saw that her determination and kind demeanor would be a great fit for the role.</p><p>She explains the favorite part of her job is when she is in front of parents teaching a core element of Common Sense Parenting, positive discipline.</p><p>“You are your children's first and most important teacher," she says. “I feel honored to give parents a few more tools in their tool belt to praise and set behavior expectations that work for their family."</p><p>She carries the weight of helping others break generational trauma with ease as she finds time to balance her job with self-care and awareness.</p><p>“Helping teachers and parents and everyone affecting our children is my passion because they are our future," Keane said.</p><p>On the weekends, you can find Keane on a run or at the gym recharging for the week ahead.</p><p>Her upbeat personality and willingness to help in any situation makes her a valuable part of the Boys Town Nevada team. Here at the site, she co-leads our employee engagement resource group offering creative ideas on how to connect all verticals of the organization. Last month, her team hosted a welcome party for our new staff with trivia, prizes and food and entertainment. There really isn't anything Keane can't do while making it fun and exciting for the audience she is leading. This month, stop by our virtual parenting classes at: to say “Hi" and introduce yourself to Keane. She'll be happy to meet you.​<br></p>2022-09-27T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="" src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/keane-headshot.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Volunteer Development Committee Development Committee<p></p><p>Starting this Fall, Boys Town Nevada will be hosting monthly meetings for anyone interested in joining our inaugural volunteer development committee. We are looking for any member of the community that is interested in donating their time or talent to help with planning, coordinating, and executing our events and fundraising efforts. Here are some of the expectations for the committee opportunity:</p><ul><li>Monthly, in-person/ virtual planning meetings</li><li>Planning assistance with:</li><ul><li>Festival of Hope (December 2022),</li><li>Top Golf Tournament (April 2023),</li><li>Back-to-School Bash (July 2023)</li></ul><li>Outreach support with volunteer coordination for above events</li></ul><p>If you are interested in joining a dynamic, hard-working, and impactful team, contact: <a href=""></a> for details.​<br></p>2022-09-27T05:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent