Tag: Boys Town

A Voice for Others

Providing leadership opportunities for youth has long been recognized as an effective way to help develop character, build solid communications skills, and encourage personal growth. That’s been the Boys Town approach for more than 100 years. In fact, the Village of Boys Town has its own government system that was […]

Making an Impact

Addison Brabb  |  Senior  |  Boys Town High School Boys Town High School sports have had a huge impact on senior Addie Brabb’s life. She participates in track and field, softball, cross country, and basketball, but it wasn’t a smooth path at first. “Before I came to Boys Town, I […]

A Hooping Hero

Malachi Washington  |  Senior  |  Boys Town High School Boys Town High School senior Malachi Washington is laser-focused on earning a scholarship to play college basketball after graduation. Although Washington made some mistakes his freshman year, he’s determined to use the opportunity to make things better for himself and his […]

Holidays with Heart

For most people, the holidays invoke warm feelings of gathering around a table for a special meal, exchanging gifts, and spending time with loved ones. But for many of the boys and girls at Boys Town, they haven’t had those same opportunities prior to living there. That’s why Boys Town […]

Election Day

Many Omaha citizens may not have realized that two mayoral elections took place last month in the community. One was for the City of Omaha, and a second election voted in 17-year-old Maddie Hagan as this year’s Mayor of Boys Town—a tradition the small city has held the majority of […]

Natural Leader

Not many high school kids have earned the title Mayor, but it’s a long-standing tradition at Boys Town for students to elect their own mayor each year. Last May, the Boys Town students elected Hazakiah Williams to a position he wanted to hold since the day he set foot on […]

More than a Century of Healing and Hope

For more than 100 years, Boys Town has been a leader in helping save troubled youth, not just in Omaha, but throughout the country. This year has proven to be especially difficult for children and their families amidst a pandemic and community unrest, revealing unprecedented challenges and stressors. But just […]

Game Changer

Katie Thompson  |  Senior Boys Town Female Athlete of the Year Being athletic comes naturally to senior Katie Thompson, Boys Town’s 2020 Female Athlete of the Year. She competed on the volleyball, basketball, and track teams at Boys Town, but she’s torn when asked which sport is her favorite. “Volleyball […]

Striving for Excellence

Jay Ballard  |  Sophomore Boys Town Male Athlete of the Year Sophomore Jay Ballard, Boys Town’s 2020 Male Athlete of the Year, joined the wrestling and track teams when he came to Boys Town two years ago. But football is his sport. He’s been playing the game since he was […]