he Father Flanagan Award is given to individuals who dedicate themselves to helping children and have made a significant contribution to the youth of our nation and continue to further influence young people by an exemplary public and private life. Since opening our doors in 1993, Boys Town Washington DC continues to grow it's partnership with the District of Columbia. Our Family Home Program provides stability in a family style environment for Boys and Girls ages 13-17, referred through DC Child and Family Services. In an effort to build trusting relationships between youth in the Family Home program and police, officers from the DC police department interact with youth on campus twice a month through fun activities like pizza parties, basketball and open discussion. Through the Mayor's Show Up, and Stand Out initiative, we partner with ten public and charter schools in the district to reduce truancy.
Boys Town Washington DC is proud to honor Mayor Muriel Bowser with this year's Father Flanagan Award.