Boys Town – Why Work For Us?

Boys Town has been a leader in the care and treatment of children and families since its founding in 1917 by Father Edward J. Flanagan. Through Boys Town's Integrated Continuum of Care, we provide a range of research-proven services. Children and families begin services at the level that best suits their needs, and then move up or down the Continuum until they get better.

 

Every day, through programs nationwide, Boys Town reaches out to help children and heal families who are most in need. We lift them up, heal their emotional, physical and spiritual wounds and put them on paths to brighter futures. We have an unwavering belief in the positive potential that exists in every child and 90 years of experience, skill and knowledge developing youth and family services that provide lasting, life-changing results. 

Too many children and families are stuck in an ineffective care system that leaves them confused rather than improved. Boys Town is boldly charting a new course of cost-effective care that that helps at-risk children and families build brighter futures. We’re sharing the research-proven results of our Integrated Continuum of Care with other agencies so they can understand its value in helping children and families. We’re urging others to embrace the Continuum as a way to repair the current system that often is dysfunctional and ineffective.

The Need for Reform

  • Approximately 702,000 children were unique victims of abuse or neglect.
  • Approximately 1,770 children died as a result of abuse and/or neglect.
  • Two-thirds of America’s youth deal with at least one major childhood trauma such as: physical or sexual abuse, emotional or physical neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse, separation or divorce, a parent in jail or mental illness.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (2009)

Unfavorable Odds

  • 51% of our youth have aggression problems.
  • 42% of our youth have been physically and/or sexually abused, neglected, or abandoned.
  • 64% of our youth experience school problems.
  • 47% of our youth have substance abuse problems.
  • 51% of our youth have been arrested.

A High Price to Pay

The price paid by society for not saving these children is staggering.

Value of saving a high-risk youth at age 14
(Cohen & Piquero, 2009)
DescriptionCurrent Value
Career criminal $2.7 – $4.8 million
Heavy drug user $840,000 – $1.1 million
Dropping out of high school $390,000 – $580,000

 

Whether you’ll be working directly with children and families or providing vital support, your contribution helps kids get better and families stay together. Being a Boys Town employee is a mindset, where caring for those in need is the number one priority.

Boys Town is steeped in a tradition that began with a dream in 1917 by Father Edward J. Flanagan. That dream, carried on today, is to change the way America cares for children and families. Each Boys Town employee, in no matter what capacity, must be committed to making that dream a reality.

The commitment of our employees has allowed us to grow into a nationally recognized leader in the care and treatment of at-risk children and families. Boys Town’s thought-leading Integrated Continuum of Care is unique and helps ensure children and families get the right treatment, at the right time, in the right way. All services in the Continuum are based on the research-proven Boys Town ModelSM that helps us deliver both immediate and long-term life-changing benefits to those in our care.

The Integrated Continuum of Care must be brought to life by compassionate and dedicated employees – and that’s where you come in! Our direct-care employees receive extensive training before they begin working with children and families, and can count on continuous support and consultation once they’ve started providing treatment.

At Boys Town locations across the country our employees help children and families conquer despair and darkness and build brighter futures. Come join our mission to save children and heal families!

Sincerely,

Father Boes Signature

Father Steven E. Boes
National Executive Director

Our employees are an important part of achieving Boys Town's mission. That's why we offer an array of competitive and attractive benefit options to our employees that are designed to meet our employees basic and diverse needs. Unique benefits to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town Physicians and free prescriptions, to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • 401(k)
  • Holiday and vacation pay
  • Our health and wellness program
  • Sick leave
  • Long-term disability

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Boys Town President & National Executive Director The Rev. Steven E. Boes
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    Pros

    Fr. Boes is a strategic thinker and walks in the footsteps of our founder, Father Edward J. Flanagan.

    Cons

    You could fill your calendar from morning to evening with all the events we have for kids, including their school plays, sports, on Home Campus in the Village of Boys Town. You soon learn although you would love to participate you just can't go to everything they do for the kids.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication, transparency and accountability!


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Boys Town Awards & Accolades

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BBB Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity, Better Business Bureau, 2012
Four Star Charity, Charity Navigator, 2012
100 Best Communities for Young People, America's Promise Alliance, 2011
COA- Boys Town Nebraska/Iowa Region, Council on Accreditation, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.boystown.org
Headquarters Omaha, NE
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1917
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit

Every day, through programs nationwide, Boys Town reaches out to help children and heal families who are most in need. We lift them up, heal their emotional, physical and spiritual wounds and put them on paths to brighter futures. We have an unwavering belief in the positive potential that exists in every child and 90 years of experience, skill and knowledge developing youth... More

Mission: Changing the way America cares for children, families and communities by providing and promoting an Integrated Continuum of Care® that instills Boys Town values to... More

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