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Boys Town Nevada Topgolf Tournament Corporate Team Challengehttps://www.boystown.org/locations/nevada/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-Nevada-Topgolf-Tournament-Corporate-Team-Challenge.aspxBoys Town Nevada Topgolf Tournament Corporate Team Challenge<p><img alt="Top Golf" src="/locations/nevada/PublishingImages/NV-topgolf-full.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-4" style="border-style:solid;margin:5px;float:none !important;width:878px;" /><br></p><p>​Join us October 1, 2020 for a fun, casual evening designed to improve team bonding. Teams will compete against other corporate groups, all while enhancing team spirit and supporting Boys Town Nevada.<br></p><p>You and your team will join us for a fun evening of Topgolf, drinks and appetizers, a silent auction and more! Your team will compete against other corporate teams to see who takes home first place, all while learning more about Boys Town Nevada and the way we work together to impact kids and families in our community. Ramp up the competition by challenging a like corporation or organization to join in the fun!<br></p><p>Get Involved today!</p><p>To learn about sponsorship opportunities and how your team can join the challenge, contact our development department at <a href="mailto:stephanie.lahat@boystown.org">stephanie.lahat@boystown.org</a> or <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <a href="http://www.boystowntopgolf.givesmart.com/" target="_blank">register here​</a>.</span><br><br></p><p> <em>* Event details are subject to change as COVID-19 guidelines evolve and develop over time. The health and safety of our partners, supporters and staff remains our priority.</em></p><p> <em>A virtual component will be ad​ded to this program in the event we are unable to gather and participate in person.​</em></p><p> <strong>Date</strong><br> October 1, 2020</p><p> <strong>Time</strong><br>6 – 8 PM</p><p> <strong>Location</strong><br> TOPGOLF<br> 4627 Koval Ln<br> Las Vegas, NC 89109​<br></p>2020-10-01T05:00:00ZEventtext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent

 

 

Boys Town Youth Receive New Beds from TempurSealyhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-Youth-Receive-New-Beds-from-TempurSealy.aspxBoys Town Youth Receive New Beds from TempurSealy<p>Boys Town North Florida recently received a delivery of 31 twin mattresses, 7 queen mattresses and 1 king foundation thanks to a generous donation from TempurSealy.</p><p>TempurSealy has partnered with Boys Town since 2012 and has provided hundreds of beds to multiple Boys Town sites, including the Boys Town summer vacation camp at Lake Okoboji.</p><p>Nebraska, Washington D.C., and Central Florida also received mattress deliveries this year, with Louisiana and Rhode Island scheduled to receive beds in the Fall.</p><p>Boys Town is very appreciative for this continuous partnership! Our youth are so grateful to have new mattresses and Boys Town appreciates the care and support TempurSealy has provided our boys and girls through the years. </p>2020-08-04T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Boys Town Youth recieved Mattress donation" src="/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/PublishingImages/youth-received-mattress-donation.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Staff Spotlight: Leona Hunterhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/nevada/news-and-events/Pages/Staff-Spotlight-Leona-Hunter.aspxStaff Spotlight: Leona Hunter<p><strong>School's Out, But Boys Town Nevada Stays Connected </strong><br>When Boys Town Nevada School Support Specialist Leona Hunter first met Jason, it was due to unfortunate circumstances.</p><p>Classroom teachers at Peterson Academic were frustrated with Jason's behavior and he was being removed from class frequently. Because the young boy was known for being a jokester, Leona used the power of laughter to get to know him. Once he began to trust Leona, she was able to learn how he was using his behavior to get himself removed from class.</p><p>Jason would purposely get in trouble whenever he felt the school work assigned was too hard for him. Thanks to Leona, Boys Town Nevada staff helped Jason learn more appropriate ways to speak to teachers and ask for help. Eventually, he started understanding the importance of taking responsibility for his actions.</p><p>Boys Town also stepped in to help the school reach out to Jason's mother to get an IEP (individualized education plan) assessment. This IEP helps the school find the best way to help Jason learn.</p><p>Communication issues and the corona virus pandemic made it difficult to get the family and school on the same page. Thanks to Leona, she not only made school connections, she also found out through Jason's mom that they were having a difficult time coming up with basic everyday items needed in the home. Leona was able to get the household items to the family the next day.</p><p>After that, Leona had no issues getting ahold of the family and started doing weekly check-ins. Jason's mother would even sometimes call Leona to check in on her. Thanks to Leona's persistence and willingness to help in more ways than one, she was able to help not just a child, but an entire family!</p>2020-06-24T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Leona Hunger of Boys Town" src="/locations/nevada/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Leona-Hunter.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town Stands for Racial Equalityhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-Stands-for-Racial-Equality.aspxBoys Town Stands for Racial Equality<p>Nearly a century ago, Boys Town founder Father Edward Flanagan spoke these profound words: </p><p>" I … see danger for all in an ideology which discriminates against anyone politically or economically because he or she was born into the 'wrong' race, has skin of the 'wrong' color, or worships at the 'wrong' altar."</p><p>Today, America is at a crossroads. The dangerous ideology of racism Father Flanagan described then continues to exist today. </p><p>At Boys Town, we share the sadness of so many mourning the senseless killings due to violence and racism. We also share the anger that is sweeping our nation as we unequivocally condemn all forms of racism, hatred, and injustice that tear at the seams of our society.</p><p>When Father Flanagan opened his first Home for Boys in 1917, he welcomed kids of every race, color, and creed. But his efforts to be inclusive and compassionate in his care of children went far beyond creating a place where they could grow and thrive. Father Flanagan also recognized and rejected the laws and customs that enshrined and reinforced institutional racism. He passionately attacked those unfair laws and practices, shining a spotlight on prejudice and injustice, and using Boys Town as a model for the incredible possibilities that existed when people of all colors lived, worked, and played side by side in mutual respect and equality.</p><p><strong>Boys Town has never wavered from the principles on which it was founded. As a passionate advocate of positive social change, we firmly stand with those individuals and groups who have dedicated themselves to the cause of racial equality and justice, and strongly support their efforts to bring about lasting, significant change. </strong><strong> </strong></p><p>We have recognized since our formation that it is not enough to simply avoid racist behavior as individuals. We all must work together proactively to create a more just, a more peaceful, and a more equitable society. We all must live by the values of diversity and inclusion more deeply in the days, months, and years to come. We all must strive to re-create a society in which everyone feels that they belong, that they matter, and that they are respected for who they are.     </p><p>People have rediscovered their voice, and their pain and anger are being felt and heard. Boys Town adds its voice to this rising chorus with the fervent hope that racism, injustice, and prejudice can finally be vanquished.     </p><p>God's Blessings,</p><p>Father Steven E. Boes<br>President and National Executive Director, Boys Town</p>2020-06-17T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Father Flanagan" src="/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Flanagan_with_Boys_1942_682-rollup.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town Nevada helping more families during pandemichttps://www.boystown.org/locations/nevada/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-Nevada-helping-more-families-during-pandemic.aspxBoys Town Nevada helping more families during pandemic<p> <strong><strong style="color:#000000;font-size:medium;"><em><span style="font-size:13.5pt;line-height:19.26px;border:1pt none windowtext;padding:0in;">This article was written by Hector Mejia and posted on <a href="https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/boys-town-nevada-helping-more-families-during-pandemic/" target="_blank">8newsnew.com​</a></span></em></strong><span style="color:#000000;font-size:medium;"></span>​</strong></p><p><strong>LAS VEGAS (KLAS)</strong> — During these stressful times, there's a greater need to help troubled youth and their families. In the face of the coronavirus crisis, the <a href="/locations/nevada/Pages/default.aspx">non-profit Boys Town Nevada </a>is reworking its operations to meet that need.</p><p>Boys Town Nevada does a lot of in-home visits. But with social distancing, it's reaching families through video conferencing. The non-profit is opening new cases even during the pandemic.</p><p>Many families are not used to being in close quarters and may not know how to handle that new dynamic. That's where Boys Town Nevada steps in and helps youths and their parents.</p><p>The non-profit gets referrals from schools, courts, and the department of family services.</p><p>“We're opening as many families as possible at this time because it is such a big thing right now that people don't know how to handle the change at home with their kids, without a job and just not knowing the resources that are available to them," said Ashley Ferris, in-home family consultant, Boys Town Nevada.</p><p>Ferris says those resources can mean the difference in transforming an entire family. The consultants can help create schedules and home activity plans to help parents get through the “Stay at Home" directive.</p><p>If you would like to help Boys Town Nevada with its mission to help families, <a href="/locations/nevada/Pages/default.aspx">you can donate here</a>.​<br><br></p>2020-04-15T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="" src="/locations/nevada/PublishingImages/NV-helping-families-during-pandemic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town Nevada COVID-19 Emergency Fundhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/nevada/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-Nevada-COVID-19-Emergency-Fund.aspxBoys Town Nevada COVID-19 Emergency Fund<p></p><p>In these uncertain times, we know you probably have a lot on your mind. COVID-19 has already had a major impact on the world both socially and economically, and it's impossible to tell where things will go from here.<br></p><p>With the situation rapidly changing each day, it is easy to feel both helpless and hopeless.  We want to remind you that we as individuals and a community are neither. With determination, flexibility and the use of technology, Boys Town Nevada will continue to provide services in our community, providing extra support to the children and families who are most affected by current events.  We encourage you to follow our social media outlets for updates on services, community needs, and resources.  <br></p><p>In response to the current crisis Boys Town Nevada is launching our COVID-19 Emergency Fund.  This fund will help ensure that our necessary programs are still available to those in our community who need it most, and especially focus on providing our community with emergency necessities such as formula, diapers, food and supplies. One way that you can make an impact is through a $19 contribution to this COVID-19 Emergency Fund.  Your gift will go back into our community, ensuring they have support in this unprecedented time.<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a class="btn posNeed" href="http://support.boystown.org/nevada" target="_blank">Make a $19 Gift Now</a>​​​</p><p>We thank you for your partnership and support, especially now as we face an uncertain road ahead. One thing we know for sure – we will get through this together.<br></p><p>If you or someone you know is in need of services or support, please call our assistance line at 702.642.7070.  We are here to help.​<br></p>2020-04-10T05:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town Nevada Employees Participate in Embracing Project 5k Runhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/nevada/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-Nevada-Employees-Participate-in-Embracing-Project-5k-Run.aspxBoys 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 Hopehttps://www.boystown.org/locations/nevada/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-Nevada-Festival-of-Hope.aspxBoys 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