Our Program

​For nearly a century, Boys Town has been changing the lives of troubled youth by replacing negative behavior with self-assurance, and academic and social skills to succeed in life.

Boys Town Model

The research-proven Boys Town Model® is the foundation of the Family Home Program and all other youth and family services we offer. This approach requires a low tolerance for inappropriate behaviors coupled with high warmth and praise for appropriate behaviors. The Model encompasses all of Boys Town’s core principles and values, enabling us to deliver consistently structured and therapeutic care for children and families.


Our research shows that the Boys Town Family Home Program gives children their best chance to build bright, productive futures. Years after completing services, Boys Town youth – even those with the most severe problems – achieve success as adults. Our research shows that these kids grow into adults who are nearly identical to the general population in key success factors such as positive mental health, life satisfaction, employment and family relationships.

If you're interested in learning more about our research, please visit Boystown.org/research.​

Children with a history of anger and school problems find help at Boys Town.

While at Boys Town, youth with aggression problems ​decreased from 71% at admission to 33% at departure.

While at Boys Town, youth with depression concerns or were withdrawn decreased from 57% at admission to only 2% at departure.