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Boys Town:

Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders, innovators, and hope for the future. While some children have many opportunities to shine in these areas, others don’t, because they are struggling to survive poverty, abuse, neglect, and families in crisis. Regardless of a person’s background, race, or religion, Boys Town believes that everyone deserves the chance to reach their full potential.

Unfortunately, even with the many young lives we save and change, there are still far too many boys and girls who could benefit from our help but don’t know how to find it. We hope you can help increase awareness to those youth (and their families) who need the unique assistance our Hotline services provide. 

We have grown to become a national organization that reaches communities from coast to coast, and our scope has expanded to include in-home family counseling, health care and programs to rebuild at-risk schools.

One of our services, provided free of charge, is the Boys Town National Hotline®, a 24/7 crisis hotline for kids and parents. It provides a website specifically for teenagers called .  For 30 years, the Boys Town National Hotline® and its extended services have been answering the call when children and parents need immediate, professional, and compassionate assistance, answering 150,000 calls, emails, texts, and chats a year.

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More or Less..
A teen girl sits alone in her bedroom, moping. We hear her thoughts as she shares her depressed feelings. She resolves to take action – by making a master list of activities and habits she needs to do more of, as well as things she needs to now do less of. On the plus side, she vows to start taking better care of herself. With a better diet, more outdoor activities, more attention to her personal appearance and neatness. In quick TikTok style, we see her turning her life around by faithfully following her list – replacing her bad habits with a more constructive, healthy lifestyle. Her list idea worked for her. For more ideas on defeating teen depression, she urges teens to visit

What If…
In the latest parenting PSA from Boys Town, we see it opening with a new parent unsure of the next steps to take to ensure they are doing the best they can for their child. These questions are not unique and plague parents in every stage of their child’s life. For all your “what ifs” and “did I do the right things”, and for all those “How tos” from diapers to discipline, the child behavior experts at Boys Town have answers. Our comprehensive website provides valuable guides, downloadable parenting tools and even several FREE email series about parenting challenges. The PSA ends with reminding parents that for every age and stage, go to