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Boys Town South Florida Annual Candy Cane Skate!https://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/Boys-Town-South-Florida-Annual-Candy-Cane-Skate!.aspxBoys Town South Florida Annual Candy Cane Skate!<p>Join us for a coooool day of FUN!  Boys Town South Florida invites you to our Candy Cane Skate on January 12th from 2pm to 4pm @ Palm Beach Skate Zone!  Tickets are $10 each and include skate rental.  Yummy treats and hot chocolate too!  (Volunteers needed!)</p><p>For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Hunter at 561.612.6077 or <a href="mailto:hunter.trowbridge@boystown.org">hunter.trowbridge@boystown.org</a><br></p><h4>Date:</h4><p>January 12, 2020</p><h4>Time:</h4><p>2 – 4 pm</p><h4>Location:</h4><p>Palm Beach Skate Zone<br>8125 Lake Worth Rd.<br>Lake Worth, FL 33467<br></p>2020-01-12T06:00:00ZEventtext/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent

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Effort to canonize Boys Town founder Edward Flanagan reaches key milestonehttps://www.boystown.org/locations/nebraska/news-and-events/Pages/Effort-to-canonize-Edward-Flanagan-reaches-milestone.aspxEffort 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;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Finding Her Future: McKenna's Storyhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/McKenna-Story.aspxFinding Her Future: McKenna's Story<p>Entering high school, McKenna felt lost and broken. She intentionally defied her family and continued to make bad decisions. Her issues grew beyond what her family could manage so they reached out to Boys Town for help. At Boys Town, McKenna learned the tools and the confidence she needed to turn her life around. She graduated from high school and will enter college with a full-ride scholarship. More importantly, her relationship with her family has never been stronger.</p>2019-07-17T05:00:00ZNewsNewsEventAltLink
Boys Town South Florida Expands Parent-Child Home Programhttps://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/BoysTownSouthFloridaExpandsParentChildHomeProgram.aspxBoys Town South Florida Expands Parent-Child Home Program<p>Boys Town South Florida's Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) is a research-proven program that enhances a child's early development to prepare them for primary school. </p><p>Families start this program when their children are between the age of 21 months and 42 months. Each program year has 23 weeks of home visits. Research has shown that families benefit the most by spending 46 weeks in the program. The child will complete the program between the ages of 3 and 4 as they transition into a pre-K or Head Start program. </p><p>The PCHP works by matching an Early Learning Specialist with a family, they then make two visits to the family every week. Early Learning Specialists bring parents appropriate tools and materials, such as individually selected books, educational toys and activities, all which promote verbal interactions, parent-child bonding and school readiness. </p><p>Boys Town South Florida's PCHP is one of three subcontracted Parent-Child Home Program sites in Palm Beach County, each site serves a specific demographic. Boys Town South Florida's program serves Haitian and African-American communities. A unique part of the program is that when possible they match the Early Learning Specialist with the same cultural background as the family, this can assist in strengthening the relationship and preventing language barriers.  </p><p>"The Parent-Child Home Program is helping to level the playing field in the communities we serve by supporting our program parents in their role as their child's first teacher which in turn starts their child on a path to school success," said Jennifer Abaid, Boys Town South Florida, Director Parent-Child Home Program.</p><p>Jennifer has been overseeing the program for nine years and in that time the program has expanded four times. In their most recent expansion on February 1, they were contracted to serve an additional 34 clients, specifically in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach, Florida. </p><p>This new expansion was granted to Boys Town South Florida PCHP based on outcomes of previous clients in the program who scored above their peers on the Kindergarten School readiness test.  </p><p>The funders of Boys Town South Florida's PCHP are the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County and the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County.</p>2019-04-23T05:00:00ZNews<img alt="Parent Child Home Program" src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/PCHP_opt.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent
Boys Town South Florida Remembers Shooting Victimshttps://www.boystown.org/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/Pages/BoysTownSouthFloridaRemembersShootingVictims.aspxBoys Town South Florida Remembers Shooting Victims<p>February 14, marked one year since the day 17 innocent lives were taken in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida.  </p><p>Boys Town South Florida has been serving children and families in Broward County for over a decade. Through a strong partnership with stakeholders and partners in that area, Care Coordination Services has been providing direct support and connection for students placed at one of Broward County's alternative schools, Cypress Run Education Center.</p><p>This year all the schools within Broward County school system held commemorative events for the one year anniversary of the shooting. Brittney Staab, Care Coordination Services consultant, Boys Town South Florida, and her supervisor, Christine Ruiz, participated in the day of remembrance at Cypress Run. </p><p>Care Coordination Services has a close relationship with Cypress Run, serving a caseload of students at the school. The goal is to support them in their transition from the alternative school setting back to their home school. Additionally, some of the students currently attending this alternative school were students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas during the 2018 shooting. </p><p>This "Day of Service and Love" at Cypress Run included several different activities that the student body rotated through, such as making stress balls, yoga classes, painting flowerpots and listening to a guest speaker who talked about the importance recognizing and treating mental health disorders. </p><p>"It was heartwarming to see the students identify with the speaker who was troubled as a teenager but is now a therapist giving back to the community," said Christine. "Being present for the moment they realized there are better paths to take is something I'll always remember." </p><p>In addition to listening to the speaker Brittney and Christine participated in helping the students paint 17 flower pots, one for each of the victims of the shooting. These flower pots were filled with plants and then placed in the school garden as a memorial. </p><p>February 14 was a day for the community to join together to remember those who tragically lost their lives. For anyone who was having emotional stress due to the anniversary, mental health counselors were present to talk with throughout the day. </p><p>Broward County Public Schools stated on their website, "February 14, 2018, will forever be in our hearts. As part of the Broward County community, the District will always remember and honor those whose lives were taken in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, and will continue to support the injured and hurting." </p><div class="hidden-gal"> <a title="Planters" class="image-group cboxElement" href="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/PlantersOne_opt.jpg">image 1</a> </div>2019-04-04T05:00:00Z<img alt="Christine and Brittney" src="/locations/south-florida/news-and-events/PublishingImages/ChristineandBrittneyOne_opt.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />text/html; charset=utf-8 NewsEvent

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