Sports and Other Extracurricular Activities

The Boys Town Cowboys have what it takes to be true champions. Youth athletes show dedication, sportsmanship, discipline and respect for their coaches, their opponents, the officials, the rules of the game and each other, both on and off the field. All Boys Town teams play against other​ Nebraska school teams.

The annual Boys Town Boosters Banquet honors Boys Town student-athletes for their outstanding athletic and academic accomplishments throughout the year.

Athletics | Clubs and Activities | Christian-Service Activities


  • Football
  • Basketball (boys and girls)
  • Cheerleading
  • Wresting
  • Softball
  • Baseball
  • Track and Field (boys and girls)
  • Cross Country (boys and girls)
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming (boys and girls)
  • Soccer (boys and girls)

Boys Town also offers youth a wide variety of other extracurricular opportunities that help teach boys and girls responsibility, the value of teamwork and how to set and achieve goals.

Clubs and Activities

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Art
  • Science
  • Crochet
  • Chess
  • HOSA (students can earn a CNA Certificate)
  • Key Club (service group)
  • … Any many more!

Christian-Service Activities

In addition to school activities, all Boys Town youth are required to complete 24 hours of Christian Service each year. The ultimate goal is to teach Boys Town youth the importance of being a good citizen by volunteering. It is our hope that by practicing service, this skill will generalize into adulthood so that someday, Boys Town alums may serve as a volunteer coach, volunteer at their child’s school, shovel for an elderly neighbor, cook meals for a family in need, and, most importantly, treat others with kindness and respect.

There are many all-campus Christian Service opportunities for boys and girls to participate in while at Boys Town:

  • Serving at the Sienna Francis House, an Omaha homeless shelter
  • Honey Sunday, to raise money for the developmentally disabled
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Salvation Army Bell-Ringing
  • Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart
  • Special Olympics
  • And many more!

While at Boys Town, youth with school problems decreased from 85% at admission to only 18% at departure.

94% of Boys ​Town youth have received High School or Higher Education