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Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Bring Thanksgiving to a Family in Need! Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Bring Thanksgiving to a Family in Need! <p>There are children and families in our community who will not have a holiday meal — <a href="https://secure.boystown.org/donate/?id=17" target="_blank">unless you help</a>.</p><p>Boys Town New England will be collecting donations from November 1 - 15 to make holiday baskets for the families in our In-Home Family Services and Care Coordination programs. Each basket costs about $85 to make and feeds a family of 4-6. These baskets include:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>One turkey</li><li>Fresh vegetables : carrots, celery, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans</li><li>Stuffing ingredients  </li><li>Fruits: Cranberries and apples</li><li>Gravy</li><li>Pie crust and fillings for dessert</li><li>Herbs and spices</li><li>Recipe cards to help the family with meal ideas</li></ul><p>Please <a href="https://secure.boystown.org/donate/?id=17" target="_blank">donate today</a> to help fill the baskets or consider <a href="https://secure.boystown.org/donate/?id=17" target="_blank">sponsoring</a> an entire meal for a family for $85. Non-perishable items from this list may also be dropped off at either office in Providence or Portsmouth, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Grocery store gift cards are also appreciated.</p><p><a href="https://secure.boystown.org/donate/?id=17" target="_blank">Thank you for your support</a> and providing a meal to a family in need.</p><h4>Event Date: </h4><p>November 1, 2019 – November 15, 2019</p>2019-11-15T06:00:00ZEvent<img alt="Buy a Bird for a Family in Need" src="/locations/new-england/Banners/n-eng-buy-a-bird.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New England;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Join Us for our Annual Tree Lighting! Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Join Us for our Annual Tree Lighting! <p>You and your family are invited to Boys Town New England's campus for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 5! This event is free and open to the public. </p><p>We hope you can join us for the start of the holiday season!</p><p>Please contact Amanda Baker for more information and to RSVP: 401-845-2250 | <a href="mailto:Amanda.Baker@boystown.org">Amanda.Baker@boystown.org</a></p><p><em>RSVPs are appreciated by 11/27/19, however not required, we look forward to seeing you there!<br></em></p><h3>Event Date:</h3><p>December 5, 2019<br><em></em></p><h3>Event Time: </h3><p>5:30-7 p.m., Tree lighting at 6 p.m.</p><h3>Event Location: </h3><p>Boys Town New England <br>Bazarsky Campus <br>58 Flanagan Loop <br>Portsmouth, Rhode Island</p>2019-12-05T06:00:00ZEventNew England;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent

 

 

Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Charitable Partners announced for the 2019 Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Charitable Partners announced for the 2019 Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run <p>​<em></em><a href="https://whatsupnewp.com/2019/08/charitable-partners-announced-for-the-2019-citizens-bank-pell-bridge-run/" target="_blank"><em>This article was posted on whatsupnewp.com on August 13, 2019.</em></a></p><p>The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Foundation has announced their charitable partners for the 2019 Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run. This year's list includes 35 charities from Rhode Island and the surrounding area. To date, the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run and the RITB Foundation have donated close to $700,000 to non-profits through this event. In 2018 alone, the event raised a combined total of $160,000 for nonprofits, between direct Foundation grants and fundraising by charities and teams. The event is produced by local event management company Gray Matter Marketing and has won the "Best of Newport" award for three years in a row under the charitable event category.</p><p>"We're proud to continue our partnership with the RITB Foundation, Citizens Bank and all of our local sponsors in producing this excellent event," says Matt Gray, President of Gray Matter Marketing in a press release. "Each year, the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run continues to get better and better, from larger charitable impact to more participants. It's inspiring to watch runners and walkers come together to support these great causes, and to celebrate the iconic Newport Pell Bridge's 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary year."</p><p>"Boys Town New England is honored to have been chosen as a charity partner for the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run, especially in the 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary year," says Elizabeth Rose, Donor Relations Specialist at Boys Town New England in a prepared statement. "We are looking forward to bringing our youth, team and supporters together for a fun race weekend, and we are grateful for the opportunity to use this event to build a bridge with our local community and share more about the work we are doing to help children and families right here on Aquidneck Island."</p><p>"Girls on the Run RI is very excited to be a community partner for this year's Citizen's Bank Pell Bridge Run," says Jacklyn O'Hara, Executive Director at Girls on the Run Rhode Island in a prepared statement. "As a young women's empowerment program that uses running to build confidence in our girls, we are always excited to be part of the larger running community in the state. Being a community partner will help us leverage funds and awareness to continue to create access for all girls in our program."</p><p>The 4-mile run/walk on October 20th, 2019 takes pedestrians from Jamestown to Newport, Rhode Island over the iconic Newport Pell Bridge. This year's Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run is a proud part of the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary celebrations for the bridge.</p><p>Starting at 5:30 AM on October 20<sup>th</sup>, runners and walkers will be shuttled from the Newport Visitors Center to the race start line in Jamestown. Participants will be assigned to specific shuttle times. The race itself will begin at 7:15 AM, with participants broken into waves based on pace. Runners and walkers will follow a course on and over the bridge, taking in the sunrise and the stunning fall vistas that the run/walk is known for. They'll finally descend from the bridge on to Farewell Street, finishing back at the Visitors Center on America's Cup Avenue.</p><p>The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Foundation grants funds to local and regional organizations with the proceeds generated the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run. The Foundation partners with local communities and nonprofit organizations that positively impact the lives of Rhode Islanders, and charities are chosen by the Foundation's committee after an open application period.</p><p>Registration for runners and walkers is open at <a href="http://www.pellbridgerun.com/" target="_blank">www.pellbridgerun.com</a>. Local businesses interested in event sponsorship can reach out to <a href="mailto:info@graymattermarketing.com">info@graymattermarketing.com</a> for information.</p><p>Charitable Beneficiaries for the 2019 Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run:</p><table class="ms-rteTable-0" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" style="width:50%;">​<span>C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" style="width:50%;">​<span>Salvation Army</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Boys Scouts, Troop 1 Jamestown</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Special Olympics</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Sojourner House</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>March of Dimes</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Newport County YMCA</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Girls on the Run</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Jamestown Cub Scouts Pack 1</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Susan G. Komen</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Samaritans</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Rotary Club of Jamestown RI</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Lucy's Hearth</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Fanconi Anemia Research Fund</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Boys and Girls Club of Newport County</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Child and Family Services</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Day One</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Boys Town New England</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Payton Elizebeth Watson Memorial Foundation</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Middletown Youth Football and Cheerleading</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Looking Upwards</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Clean Ocean Access</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Star Kids</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Hasbro Childrens Hospital-Cystic Fibrosis Unit</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Daffodillion</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Womens Resource Center</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Honor Mae Muenier Trust</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Jamestown Historical Society</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Sail to Prevail</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Rogers High School Athletic Boosters Club</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Newport Gulls</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>A Wish Come True</span></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​<span>Ocean State Waves</span></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableFooterRow-0"><td class="ms-rteTableFooterEvenCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableFooterOddCol-0" rowspan="1" style="width:50%;">​</td></tr></tbody></table>2019-08-19T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Photo Credit: Clancy Creative/Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run." src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/BridgeRun.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New England;#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 | Aces for Boys Town New England Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Aces for Boys Town New England <p>Boys Town New England was chosen by the International Tennis Hall of Fame as one of 10 local non-profits to receive donations from the "Aces for Rhode Island" initiative at their 2019 Hall of Fame Open. </p><p>"The opportunity to be a charity partner for the International Tennis Hall of Fame's 'Aces for Rhode Island' provides us incredible exposure at a nationally recognized tennis tournament. Not only does this give us the chance to spread awareness of the great work we do for local children and families, but it provides our youth a chance to get involved as well," said Amanda Baker, Development Director, Boys Town New England. </p><p>On July 16, two world-renowned tennis players, Zhang Ze and Gong Maoxin of China, visited the Boys Town New England campus and conducted a mini-clinic to teach our youth how to play tennis.</p><p>Boys Town Assistant-Family<sup>®</sup> Teacher, Amaury Tavarez, shared how one of the youth thought it was "awesome to learn a new sport from a professional athlete''. Which Amaury thought was incredible to hear from a child who normally doesn't like outdoor activities. </p><p>"This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience we could not have offered without the Hall of Fame's support," said Amanda. "It was wonderful to get our kids, none of whom have ever played or knew much about the sport, out of their comfort zone learning something new. After this experience it looks like we might have some budding tennis players here at Boys Town New England." </p><p>The youth who attended the mini-clinic were invited out to watch Zhang Ze and Gong Maoxin's second match on Thursday, July 18.</p><p>Every ace scored in the tennis tournament will result in raising funds for local non-profits, including Boys Town New England.  Aces for Rhode Island is a community initiative that uses the Open as a vehicle to raise funds to support important local causes.</p><p>The pledges start at a minimum of 5 cents per every ace served, with the option for the donors to give a higher amount. It is expected that there will be approximately 350 aces during the tournament. Those pledging can choose to have their funds from the aces go to their charity of choice from the ten participating non-profits, or have the contributions split equally among all of them.</p><p>The participating non-profits offer programs and services that align with the work of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, whether it's enhancing children's lives, promoting active/healthy lifestyles or education. </p><p>Boys Town New England extends a huge thank you to the International Tennis Hall of Fame for choosing us as one of your non-profits in the "Aces for Rhode Island" initiative this year. We appreciate the special experience that our youth got to partake in and your aid in helping us raise funds to continue saving children and healing families in the local community. <br></p><p>​</p>2019-07-19T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Tennis" src="/locations/new-england/PublishingImages/BannerPhoto.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New England;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town New England to honor Chris Herren Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town New England to honor Chris Herren <p><em>This article is written by Ryan Belmore. </em><em>It was published to <a href="http://whatsupnewp.com/2019/06/boys-town-new-england-to-honor-chris-herren/">whatsupnewp.com</a> on June 21, 2019</em><em>.</em></p><p>Boys Town New England will be honoring former NBA player, motivational speaker and wellness advocate, Chris Herren, at this year's "Spirt of Youth" Annual Fundraiser. Chris Herren is well known locally and nationally, since 2009 he has shared his personal recovery journey to sobriety with over one million people. In 2011, he founded Herren Project, a nonprofit foundation that provides treatment navigation and recovery housing scholarships, as well as recovery coaching and online support for families impacted by drug and alcohol use.<br></p><p><img src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/Boys-Town-New-England-to-honor-Chris-Herren/ChrisH.jpg" alt="ChrisH.jpg" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px 10px;" />Herren was born and raised in Fall River, MA, and was drafted in 1999 by the Denver Nuggets. He played professionally, both NBA and overseas, until 2006. Since then, he has been an advocate for wellness education, working hard to positively influence the lives of youth in local schools. His focus is always on the first day of substance use, not the last. Most recently he founded Herren Wellness, a residential health and wellness program that helps guests lead healthy, substance-free lives. His inspirational message and organizations have helped thousands of people.</p><p>"We are truly excited to be able to honor Chris Herren this year with Boys Town New England's Spirit of Youth award." Jon Jelley, Executive Director of Boys Town New England continues, "Chris is a true inspiration to people both young and old and his story is a fantastic example of how you can fight through adversity and still help others to improve their lives."</p><p>2019's Spirit of Youth: "Serving Better Futures" is scheduled for Friday, September 27, at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave, Newport, Rhode Island. Sponsorships and tickets are available at boystown.org/spirit.  All event guests will enjoy private tours of the Tennis Hall of Fame Museum. Each year the Boys Town New England team chooses a local community member that has gone above and beyond to drive change for the youth populations within their community to honor.</p><p>Boys Town New England's Board of Directors and Development Team collaborate to host the "Spirit of Youth" event as an opportunity for the organization's supporters and local community to meet Boys Town youth and leadership, and learn more about their programs. Enjoy a delicious menu by local favorite Binge BBQ (bingebbqri.com) and try your luck at a variety of games of chance and silent auction items. Silent auction item donations are welcome and greatly appreciated, please contact <a href="mailto:elizabeth.rose@boystown.org">elizabeth.rose@boystown.org</a> or call 401.845.2250 x 43701.<br></p>2019-06-26T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Chris Herren" src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/Boys-Town-New-England-to-honor-Chris-Herren/ChrisH.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New England;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town New England to Expand Parenting Classes Thanks to Opioid Response Grant Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town New England to Expand Parenting Classes Thanks to Opioid Response Grant <p>Boys Town New England Executive Director Jon Jelley and Common Sense Parenting® Supervisor Maria Marroquin recently accepted a $31,068 State Opioid Response Grant in partnership with the Newport County Prevention Coalition. The Coalition is a volunteer organization that embraces and promotes the health and safety of all its residents by developing, implementing and supporting effective community-based prevention programs. State Opioid Response Grants fund organizations and programs that provide prevention, treatment and recovery activities for those battling opioid addiction.</p><p>With the Coalition's guidance and support, Boys Town New England will use this grant to expand its Common Sense Parenting (CSP) classes to parents who are involved in drug prevention and recovery programs in Newport County, Rhode Island. Most importantly, this funding opportunity enables Boys Town New England to add a seventh week of class to its six-week CSP curriculum. This new class will focus on helping parents minimize their children's exposure to narcotic substances, as well as educate parents on the types of substances that are available, the harmful effects they can have on their children and the best way to talk about these topics as a family.</p><p>Common Sense Parenting classes also will be taught in recovery homes like Trinity Village, located in Portsmouth. Trinity Village provides housing for women in recovery and their young children, and combines recovery, treatment and counseling services with the goal of helping the entire family embrace a lifestyle of healthy sobriety.</p><p>The Boys Town New England CSP team is eager to get started on this initiative. "We are beyond excited to get started and get our boots on the ground!" said Marroquin. "We have developed strong partnerships with folks in the Newport County community and I am thrilled to be in the perfect position to help these families at a time when they need it most! We cannot wait to deliver the best quality care and provide them with the support that they need to be successful teachers of their children."</p><p>To learn more about Boys Town New England and Common Sense Parenting, visit boystown.org/new-england. </p>2019-06-19T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Congrats on CSP Grant" src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/CSP-grant-pic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New England;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town employees thrive through 'masterful' educational partnership Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Boys Town employees thrive through 'masterful' educational partnership <p><em>This article is written by Mike Watkins. </em><a href="https://www.omaha.com/sponsored/boys-town-employees-thrive-through-masterful-educational-partnership/article_15a5b783-29f6-52f0-b5bc-3c53c0d4e312.html"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>It was published to Omaha.com on April 24, 2019</em></span></a><em>. </em></p><p>When she was hired at Boys Town as a community engagement developer more than a decade ago, Marcy Shyllon's internal opportunities for advancement were limited by her education.</p><p>So, when the chance to participate in Boys Town's continuing education partnership with Bellevue University – where employees can take master's-level classes to earn advanced degrees – was made available, she was eager to make time to move her career ahead.</p><p>"I wanted my master's degree so that I had the credentials I needed to advance when the opportunity presented itself," said Shyllon, who was promoted to senior director of program operations after completing the Bellevue University program.</p><p>"My supervisors were highly encouraging of me to participate in the program. I could not have applied for this position if I did not have my master's degree."</p><p>Shyllon started the Bellevue University Master's in Human Services Administration program in August 2015 and graduated in May 2017. She said she uses her advanced education regularly in every aspect of her job.</p><p>The leadership aspects of her job include developing and supporting directors, managing the program budget, helping to write and manage grants and contracts, and making data-driven plans for program management.</p><p>Shyllon said she appreciated the convenience and reach of Bellevue University's distance-based courses as an employee of Boys Town New England, an outpost of the Omaha-headquartered organization.</p><p>"I really enjoyed that this program was online because I am a mother of two young children and have a very intense job," said Shyllon, who has worked for 13 years at the nonprofit organization founded by Father Edward J. Flanagan in 1917. "This allowed me to manage my time more effectively."</p><p>Shyllon is one of many Boys Town employees throughout the United States who have benefited from this continuing education partnership and is now helping to change the way America cares for children and families.</p><p>According to Key Account Manager James Degner, Bellevue University courses are developed with input from college faculty and subject matter experts and through consultation with a business advisory board to make sure the content is relevant and timely for the Boys Town learners.</p><p>This approach allows the programs to build on the foundational concept of the subject matter, but the assignments can then reference more real-world scenarios and concepts, helping Boys Town and other organizations create a more agile workforce.</p><p>"Because the world is changing quickly, students are seeking an understanding of what is happening in the real world as it relates to their industry or specifically, to that subject matter," Degner said.</p><p>Degner added that the relationship between Bellevue University and Boys Town goes back almost two decades. Early on, it involved simply offering programs to employees for talent development such as Behavior Science, Child Protection & Juvenile Justice, Business Administration, IT and Communications.</p><p>But as the partnership grew, the leaders of both organizations felt focusing on more specific content for corporate learning that was directly related to Boys Town would help employees grow with the organization and, of course, better serve the nonprofit's mission of saving children and helping families.</p><p>Graduate degree programs in clinical counseling, family and youth services, and human services administration are examples of this advancement in curriculum. More than 100 Boys Town employees earned their Master of Science in Clinical Counseling degree from 2006 to 2016. Currently, the focus has evolved to the Master of Science in Human Services Administration degree program. With more than 20 graduates and 17 currently enrolled MSHSA students, Boys Town leadership has identified this content as important for building leaders for the next 100 years.</p><p>Only Boys Town employees are enrolled within these courses, and this allows the discussions, case studies and assignments to become even more organically relevant to what is experienced and required at Boys Town.</p><p>"The latest evolution of our partnership now involves a financial component where Boys Town and Bellevue University offer additional tuition assistance funding for employees," said Boys Town Continuing Education & Curriculum Coordinator Steve Coppard.</p><p>And while Boys Town was one of the first corporate learning partnerships with Bellevue University, additional custom programs have been developed for Verizon, The Home Depot and SunTrust Bank in the areas of retail sales, banking operations and leadership.</p><p>"Employees (of these businesses) often tell us that the learning they have gained through these programs has helped them immediately in how they approach their jobs, teams and projects," Degner said. "Some indicate that the degree program helped bring new opportunities within their organizations."</p><p>Shyllon agrees.</p><p>"The classes on qualitative and quantitative research helped me be more data driven in my roles at Boys Town," she said. "They help me speak more knowledgeably about data and present more effectively with data. The leadership class taught me how to be a better leader, with my consultation techniques and strategies. The grant and fundraising class helped me become more knowledgeable about funding opportunities.</p><p>"If I didn't take this master's program, I don't know if I ever would have achieved this level of education due to the other demands in my personal life," she said. "Without this accomplishment, I would not be where I am now in my career."</p>2019-05-06T05:00:00ZNewsNew England;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Runners Go the Distance to Support Boys Town New England Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families, Parenting Tips | Runners Go the Distance to Support Boys Town New England <p>They trained. They ran. They raised money to help at-risk children. </p><p>The Amica Newport Marathon is renowned in Rhode Island, New England and even around the world! It features both a full- and half-marathon and was recently named the "Best Marathon in Rhode Island" and a "Top 20 Half Marathon in the USA." Boys Town New England is proud to be one of the six charity partners for this global event, which in 2018 had over 3,200 runners from 11 countries including Korea, Spain, Germany, Japan and Australia.</p><p>The 2018 Boys Town New England Team had 10 runners, including staff from Development, Foster Family Services and Care Coordination, plus members of the Portsmouth Police Department and local community leaders.</p><p>One runner, Zechariah Cook of Bullfinch Realty Boston, ran the entire marathon and raised over $1,000 himself for the Boys Town Team. Cook gave credit to Boys Town New England Development Director Amanda Baker for recruiting him for the race. "Amanda presented the opportunity, asking if I'd be interested in running to raise money for Boys Town New England," Cook said. "After reading about the organization's mission, I couldn't say no." </p><p>An additional 30 individuals, including Boys Town New England staff, Board Members and youth, volunteered their time throughout the weekend to assist with check in and setup. They even camped out at the finish line on race day to cheer on and support the runners!</p><p>Boys Town New England offers life changing services to children, families and communities in high-risk environments. Thank you to everyone who helped make 2018's marathon fundraiser a huge success; with your support we can continue working towards the core belief that every child deserves a future, every family deserves to stay together and every community deserves to thrive.</p><p>Registration for this year's race, scheduled for Sunday, October 13th, is already live. If you are interested in running for Team Boys Town New England please email <a href="mailto:amanda.baker@boystown.org">amanda.baker@boystown.org</a>.</p><p><img src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/carol-jill-jess-nm-2018.jpg" alt="Carol, Jill & Jess" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>2019-01-25T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Riley, Zech & Amanda" src="/locations/new-england/news-and-events/PublishingImages/riley-zech-amanda-btne-nm-2018.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New England;#text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent