​About Us

Boys Town is a place for second chances.

In 1917, catholic priest Father Edward Joseph Flanagan began his life-long mission of helping at-risk and troubled youth realize their potential by founding a home for wayward children in Omaha, Nebraska.

His simple dream to make the world a better place for children steadily grew into one of the largest residential youth care programs in the country. Today, Boys Town helps hundred of boys and girls with behavioral and mental health problems through its residential care program every year.

The Village of Boys Town is a family, a home, a community and so much more to children and teenagers.

Youth attend school right on campus, make new friends and enjoy the fun experiences that are part of growing up. From sports and JROTC to student government and prom, every girl and boy who comes to Boys Town can find an opportunity to work on overcoming their past problems and lay the foundation for a productive future. Boys Town has been named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by the America’s Promise Alliance six times.

Enriched in the Christian faith, Boys Town provides unconditional and compassionate care for the behavioral, emotional and physical problems of all children and families.

Father Steven Boes, Boys Town Executive Director, continues to expand Boys Town care across the country, providing even more second chances and impacting the way America cares for children, families and communities.