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Boys Town South Florida Ohana Salty Classic – KDW Fishing Tournamenthttps://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Ohana-Salty-Classic.aspxBoys Town South Florida Ohana Salty Classic – KDW Fishing Tournament<div class="button-container"><div class="button"><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://e.givesmart.com/events/gLV/" target="_blank" class="btn btn-theme13">Regis​ter Today!</a></p></div><div class="button"><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://e.givesmart.com/events/gLV/" target="_blank" class="btn btn-theme13">Event Information</a></p></div><div class="button"><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://e.givesmart.com/events/gLV/i/" target="_blank" class="btn btn-theme13">Sponsorship Opportunities</a></p></div></div><p style="text-align:center;"> ​ <strong>​​​ August 27 & 28, 2021</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <strong>Sailfish Marina, 98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores, Fl 33404</strong></p><p> <strong>​ The Ohana Salty Classic is a saltwater o​ffshore fishing tournament benefiting the children and families of Boys Town South Florida.</strong></p><p>​<img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/KDW-Fishing-Tournament/Ohana-Salty-Classic-2021-logo.jpg" alt="Ohana Salty Classic" class="ms-rtePosition-2" style="margin:5px;" />This inaugural event and fundraiser aims to educate local communities about Boys Town services and how they strengthen children and families through life-changing care. Comprised of two days of South Florida sun, fun, food and fishing, the Ohana Salty Classic is sure to be a splash with any family! Located on beautiful Singer Island, Sailfish Marina is a world-class fishing destination and our sponsored venue.</p><p>Festivities begin on Friday with a Kickoff Party and Captains Meeting. The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) has partnered with the Ohana Salty Classic and will be hosting a “Kids Fishing Clinic." During this completely IGFA-funded, interactive class, IGFA facilitates a signature hands-on and interactive method of teaching children basic tackle, knot tying, conservation, environmental stewardship, casting and angling safety. Each participant will receive a fishing rod and reel upon completion of this fun-filled class. Spots are limited so please register as soon as possible.<br></p><p> <img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/KDW-Fishing-Tournament/fishing-2.jpg" alt="Fishing" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px 10px;width:235px;height:527px;" />On Saturday, The Ohana Salty Classic officially begins with “lines-in" at 7 am followed by 8 competitive hours of saltwater sport fishing. As the afternoon heats up, Sailfish Marina is the place to be as the Salty Classic teams return to the docks with their catch! Come join us dockside for an exciting afternoon at the Salty Classic weigh-in, complete with interactive audience participation games and prizes from 2 to 4 pm. And the fun doesn't end there! A Hawaiian luau situated by the beautiful intracoastal waterway will begin at 6 pm, followed by the presentation of tournament awards. Complete with a prize-filled auction, Hawaiian hula dancers, flame throwers and tropical steel drum music, the Salty Classic Hawaiian Luau is the perfect way to round out your South Florida summer's day and cheer on the Salty Classic tournament winners.</p><p>​With your support, we will continue to ensure the future of Boys Town South Florida services and programs. Through our compassionate guidance and effective care, children and families find the strength to rise above their challenging circumstances and find a brighter future. Reaching our goals is possible with your help. Thank you for being part of our mission of changing the way America cares for children and families.</p><p></p><p></p>​ <p style="text-align:center;"> <strong> </strong><strong style="background-color:transparent;">Thank you to our generous sponsors!​</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/KDW-Fishing-Tournament/Sailfish-Logo.jpg" alt="Sailfish-Logo.jpg" /> <img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/KDW-Fishing-Tournament/logo_IGFA.jpg" alt="IFGA" /> <img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/KDW-Fishing-Tournament/logo_FPL.jpg" alt="FPL" /> </p>​ <p style="text-align:center;"> <img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/KDW-Fishing-Tournament/Publix-logo.jpg" alt="Publix-logo.jpg" style="margin:0px 5px;" /> <img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/KDW-Fishing-Tournament/logo-RJBoyle.jpg" alt="RJ Boyle" style="margin:0px 5px;" /> <img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/Pages/KDW-Fishing-Tournament/logo-SaltLife.jpg" alt="Salt Life" style="margin:0px 5px;" /> </p>2021-08-28T05:00:00ZEventtext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent

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Self-Harm Awareness with Dr. Diane Kellyhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Self-Harm-Awareness-with-Dr.-Diane-Kelly.aspxSelf-Harm Awareness with Dr. Diane Kelly<p>​Although the act of self-injury may be unthinkable to most adults, its often a tempting temporary solution to stress, sadness and guilt for the teens of today. Parents must be extra vigilant when it comes to recognizing the signs of self-harm.​<br></p><p>Please take a few minutes to hear what our Behavior Health Clinic Director, Dr. Kelly shared when we sat down with her to learn more about Self-Harm.</p><p>Your Life Your Voice: <a href="http://www.ylyv.org/?fbclid=IwAR1kR9VfrwPaus5jDqX5o2yeReNvOYwcUch_z7aIoQPTMNPDcTca12iTtp4">www.ylyv.org</a><br>It's okay to ask for help (24 hours/7 days a week)<br>Call: 1-800-448-3000 or Text VOICE to 2021​​<br></p>2021-03-25T05:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Hope for the Holidayshttps://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Hope-for-the-Holidays.aspxHope for the Holidays<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;">With wide-eyed excitement, more girls and boys throughout South Florida had the thrill of opening presents on Christmas morning because of a tremendous outpouring of love from our supporters.</span></p><p>For more than 15 years, The GEO Group has been one of our <em>Hope for the Holidays </em>sponsors. Because of the pandemic, however,<em> </em>we were unsure what would become of our annual toy drive.<em> </em>Fortunately, staff from The GEO Group once again stepped up and<em> </em>generously gave 140 children in need an unforgettable holiday!</p><p>Special thanks to Eileen Roth, executive assistant at The GEO Group. For many years, she has organized the <em>Hope for the</em> <em>Holidays </em>campaign at her workplace. Eileen's dedication is inspiring, heartwarming and greatly appreciated by us and the children we serve.</p><p>We would also like to thank our very own Elizabeth “Lili" Lopez Smith for her tireless efforts to secure sponsors for <em>Hope for the</em> <em>Holidays </em>and her commitment to helping South Florida children and families.</p><p>We look forward to continuing our partnership with The GEO Group and our many past sponsors who have helped us bring happiness and good cheer to so many South Florida children and families.​<br></p>2021-02-15T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="hope for the holidays" src="/PublishingImages/hope.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Spotlight on: In-Home Family Serviceshttps://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Spotlight-on-In-Home-Family-Services.aspxSpotlight on: In-Home Family Services<p>​​<span style="background-color:transparent;">Every family has problems. In crisis situations, the difference between families who stay united and those that fall apart often depends on how effectively parents can deal with difficult challenges.</span></p><p>Boys Town In-Home Family Services® is designed to strengthen struggling families. Our Family Consultants work in the home (and virtually!), partnering with parents and teaching them the skills they need to overcome obstacles and handle problems in more constructive, positive ways. Our Consultants also help families be more proactive to prevent future problems. For example, when relationships in the Vega family started to fray because of disrespectful behaviors and school failures, a Boys Town Family Consultant provided a path toward healing and harmony. This is the family's story.</p><p>The Vegas were referred to Boys Town because Mom was struggling to get the children to follow instructions and take responsibility for their actions. The dinner table was a daily battlefield where arguments erupted because the kids refused to put away their video games and phones. Their addiction to digital devices was disrupting family meals and adversely affecting their social relationships and schoolwork.</p><p>Family Consultant Claudia Varela worked with the parents, teaching them new parenting skills and strategies, including how to set limits, provide positive attention and use appropriate consequences. She helped the parents create distraction-free family meals by having everyone place their electronic devices in a basket during dinnertime to encourage conversation and family bonding. Claudia also persuaded the family to unplug during their free time and engage in healthier physical activities, such as riding bikes and playing outdoor games.</p><p>​<em class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">It took patience and effort, but with Claudia's help and guidance, the Vega family found harmony and began to thrive. Their teenage son, Miguel, gained renewed confidence and refocused on his academics. Now, he's taking honors classes and earning good grades.</em></p><p>Thanks to Claudia and the rest of our dedicated team of Family Consultants, families like the Vegas are improving their communication skills, developing healthier habits and strengthening their relationships.<br></p><p> <em> <span style="color:#ff6600;"> <span style="color:#ff6600;">Thank you Children's Services Council of Broward County and Palm Beach County Youth Services Department for supporting our In-Home Family Services!</span></span>​</em>​<br></p>2021-02-15T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="in-home" src="/PublishingImages/in-home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Susan’s All A-Board!https://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Susans-All-A-Board.aspxSusan’s All A-Board!<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;">At Boys Town South Florida, we are grateful for the leadership and support of our board members. Their vision and guidance help strengthen and expand our programs, keeping us nimble and responsive to the changing needs of at-risk children and families in our community.</span></p><p>We recently caught up with former board member Susan Yeager, who remains a valued member of the Boys Town family. She fondly recalled her Boys Town experience and explained why our organization will always hold a special place in her heart. Here are excerpts from our conversation…</p><img src="file:///Users/johreg2/Library/Group%20Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/TemporaryItems/msohtmlclip/clip_image001.jpg" alt="" style="width:1px;margin:5px;" /><p><em style="color:#ff6600;"><span style="color:#ff6600;">Susan, you first got involved with Boys Town when your company participated in our Hope for the Holidays toy drive. Why was that such a meaningful moment?</span></em><br>“Seeing everyone work together to fulfill children's wishes was a great team-building experience and brought the true holiday spirit to our group. I became more interested in the services Boys Town provided. I was then asked by a board member if I would consider joining the board, and join the board I did! That was nine years ago, and my appreciation of the work Boys Town does has never been stronger."<br><em> </em><br><em style="color:#ff6600;"><span style="color:#ff6600;">For people unfamiliar with Boys Town, what would you like them to know?</span></em><br>“Boys Town uses trials, data and science to develop methods that work. They are unique in using these tried-and-true methods in all levels of the care they provide. Caring for children in need is a worthy cause, but I want people to know how important it is to do it with efficiency and a high level of success. This is important for the kids, but it's also important for the donors who are ensured that their money will make a great impact."<br><em> </em><br><em style="color:#ff6600;"><span style="color:#ff6600;">What were some of your favorite moments during your tenure on the board?</span></em><br>“I had so many wonderful experiences. Notably, my trip to Omaha where I met Father Boes [Boys Town President and National Executive Director] and all the people at the national site. I got to tour the museum, visit the campus schools and have dinner in a Family Home. This all helped me understand more about the Boys Town Model®. Listening to the success stories from grateful parents and dedicated staff during board meetings and acknowledging the winners of the Family of the Year awards – all of these memories made for a truly unforgettable experience."<br><em> </em><br><em style="color:#ff6600;"><span style="color:#ff6600;">Is there a Boys Town program or service that is particularly close to your heart?</span></em><br>“This is a difficult question because the services are so purposefully interrelated. That is why it is appropriately called a “Continuum of Care." Each program is critical. I'm a huge fan of the Behavioral Health Clinic and the Common Sense Parenting® program because you cannot treat a problem unless you fully understand what the problem is."<br><em> </em><br><em style="color:#ff6600;"><span style="color:#ff6600;">What is one thing about you that might surprise people?</span></em><br>“I have always loved awards that mark achievement. Just ask my tennis team, who had a “captain" trophy made for me when our team failed to win the 1st, 2nd or 3<sup>rd</sup> place trophies! One of my most coveted and meaningful awards is the one I am proudly holding in this photo because it acknowledges my association with Boys Town."​<br></p>2021-02-15T06:00:00ZNews<img alt="Susan" src="/PublishingImages/Susan.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
You made great things happen in 2020!https://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/You-made-great-things-happen-in-2020.aspxYou made great things happen in 2020!<p>Thanks to our donors and friends, Boys Town South Florida was able to make a hugely positive impact in the lives of children and families who sought help from us in 2020. </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Documents/2101-023-02a_SoFL_2020ImpactReport.pdf" target="_blank">Read our 2020 Impact Report</a><br></span></p><p><a href="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Documents/2101-023-02a_SoFL_2020ImpactReport.pdf" target="_blank"><img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/2020ImpactReport.jpg" alt="2020 South Florida Boys Town Impact Report" style="margin:5px;" /></a><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </p>2021-01-27T06:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Our Wish for 2021https://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Our-Wish-for-2021.aspxOur Wish for 2021<p>​Friends,<br></p><p>As we reflect on 2020, we see struggle. We see countless families desperate for help as they deal with the pandemic. We see the mental health of so many impacted as the crisis continues and stress and worries increase. We also see <strong>hope</strong>. We see hope for a brighter tomorrow. And we hold onto that hope as we we double our efforts. During this difficult time, we have continued to provide crucial services to the South Florida community, and we adjusted our programs to safely and effectively serve the children and families who desperately needed us this year.</p><p> <strong>Please support our focus to preserve families</strong>. We believe <strong>all children</strong> deserve the same opportunities in life regardless of their circumstances. Because of the growing community need for more parent support to help with youth behavior issues,<strong> Boys Town South Florida needs YOU in 2021</strong> to expand the reach of three of our six programs; the three are:</p><p>1)     <strong>Behavioral Health Clinic</strong> offers outpatient clinical services for children of all ages through individual therapy, family therapy and psychological evaluations.<br>2)     <strong>Care Coordination Services</strong> provides a lifeline for children suffering from mental health issues by connecting them with programs or resources that can provide the best care.<br><strong>3)</strong>     <strong>In-Home Family Services</strong> empowers parents by teaching them new parenting skills right in their homes, providing emotional support 24/7 and linking them to community resources for support.</p><p> <strong>All three services combined helped more than 1,120 children and their families through the end of October, and there is a waiting list.</strong></p><p>Combining over 100 years of experience at the national level, almost 30 years in South Florida and extensive program evaluation and research, Boys Town raises the bar for organizations treating at-risk children and struggling families. <strong>And we need YOU to keep reaching out to more children and families so we can continue to build a better community together! </strong> <strong> </strong></p><p> <a href="https://support.boystown.org/site/Donation2%3bjsessionid=00000000.app227a?idb=43636105&DONATION_LEVEL_ID_SELECTED=1&df_id=2529&mfc_pref=T&2529.donation=form1&NONCE_TOKEN=898A8081419449D5A32C008DA548871B&idb=0">Please make a donation today to Boys Town South Florida!</a></p><p>Happy Holidays!</p><p>For the children,<br>Lauren Anderson<br>Executive Director​<br></p><p style="text-align:center;"> <a class="btn btn-theme13" href="https://support.boystown.org/site/Donation2?df_id=2529&mfc_pref=T&2529.donation=form1" target="_blank">Help us teach love in 2021</a></p>​ <style> .ExternalClass .bt .btn-theme13 { margin:10px 0; padding-right:30px; padding-left:30px; padding-top:15px; padding-bottom:15px; } </style>2020-12-23T06:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Because of you, Boys Town South Florida saw a lot of GOOD in 2020https://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Because-of-you-Boys-Town-South-Florida-saw-a-lot-of-GOOD-in-2020.aspxBecause of you, Boys Town South Florida saw a lot of GOOD in 2020<p>In these times of crisis, we stand together to serve. Despite a trying year…Because of you, we still saw a lot of GOOD in 2020. We are so grateful for our community partners, friends and supporters in South Florida. We wouldn't have these incredible success stories to share if it wasn't for you. Thank you!</p><div class="columns article-grid"><div class="column"> <a class="article" href="/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-Stands-for-Racial-Equality.aspx"> <img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/sofla-1.jpg" alt="Boys Town" /> <span class="article-title">Boys Town Stands for Racial Equality <span> </span></span></a></div><div class="column"> <a class="article" href="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-South-Florida-Assists-Family-During-Difficult-Transition.aspx"> <img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/sofla-2.jpg" alt="Boys Town" /> <span class="article-title">South Florida Assists Family During Difficult Transition <span> </span></span></a></div><div class="column"> <a class="article" href="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Taking-Part-in-Virtual-Primary-Project-Sessions.aspx"> <img src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/sofla-3.jpg" alt="Boys Town" /> <span class="article-title">Taking Part in Virtual Primary Project Sessions <span> </span></span></a></div></div>2020-11-13T06:00:00ZNewstext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent

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