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Omaha, NE
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Boys Town has been a national leader in the care and treatment of children since its founding more than 100 years ago by Father Edward Flanagan.

As one of the largest nonprofit, nonsectarian child and family care organizations in the country, Boys Town ... Read more

Mission: Changing the way America cares for children and families.

Company Updates

  • This past month on December 12, 2017 Boys Town celebrated it's 100th anniversary as an organization! Making it to 100 years of saving children and healing families would not be possible without our amazing employees.

  • "Professional development through self-education builds a stronger team.” We believe in employees dedicated to self and professional development. In 2018, Education Assistance through Boys Town helped 94 staff members pay for 166 or more classes. Here is to developing leaders for the next 100 years!

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Boys Town – Why Work For Us?

Boys Town has been a national leader in the care and treatment of children since its founding more than 100 years ago by Father Edward Flanagan.

As one of the largest nonprofit, nonsectarian child and family care organizations in the country, Boys Town provides compassionate, research-proven treatment for behavioral, emotional and physical problems.

Boys Town’s outreach is national in scope, with treatment and care programs at more than a dozen sites across the country. We believe that every child, regardless of circumstance, deserves the opportunity to succeed. We also recognize that every child is an individual with unique needs. That’s why, over many decades, we have developed a distinctive, research-based approach to achieving our vision that has proven successful for tens of thousands of children and families.


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!


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Father Steven E. Boes
National Executive Director

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    If you have a passion for helping at risk youth and families within your community Boys Town is the place you want to be! Coworkers are like family, teamwork is encouraged, and they invest in training.


    Like any nonprofit work with the at risk population, it can be stressful. Resilience and self-care are important skills to have to prevent burnout.

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    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Boys Town.


    My process was painless from beginning to end. It began with an effortless online “assessment”, which in my opinion was majority common sense material. This was followed my a refreshing phone interview and ended with a 2 on 1 interview with a couple of Boys Towns higher ups. They were very genuine and set a tone with positive energy.

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Boys Town Awards & Accolades

  • Gold Seal of Transparency, GuideStar, 2018
  • Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity Seal, Better Business​ Bureau, 2018
  • Partner of the Year, Clark County School District, 2018
  • Community Service Award, Daughters of the American Revolution, 2017
  • 100 Best Communities for Young People, America's Promise Alliance, 2011
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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