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`There are no bad boys. There is only bad environment, bad training, bad example, bad thinking.'

- Father Edward Flannagan, founder of Boys Town.

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Many recognize the name Boys Town from the 1938 movie starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. Also familiar is the slogan of Boys Town: "He ain't heavy, Father... he's m'brother.'

The mission of Boys Town has not changed since Irish-born Father Edward Flanagan founded the village in Omaha, Neb.: "to heal America's troubled youth." Boys Town started including girls in 1979.

The nonsectarian, nonprofit organization serves thousands of youths nationwide through residential homes and shelters, a national research hospital, an inner-city high school, family-based programs, and a National Training Center (which trains people from other youth-care organizations).

Boys Town offers a toll-free hotline for kids or parents who need help with problems: (800) 448-3000.

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