“It costs so little to teach a child to love, and 
so much to teach him to hate.”  

Boys Town Founder Father Edward Flanagan

Boys Town is making a commitment to #TeachLove by working to create a more just, peaceful and equitable society. We believe, just as Father Flanagan did more than 100 years ago when he founded Boys Town, that every child deserves to feel valued and loved, regardless of their race, religion, gender or background. 

Today, we’re asking you to join us to #TEACHLOVE and make a commitment to stand up for love and not hate. 

Here’s how:

  • TEACH LOVE IN YOUR OWN HOME. Now more than ever, one of the most important jobs we have as parents is to raise children who celebrate diversity. Learn how to teach kids of all ages how to battle rudeness and treat others with fairness and respect with our free four-week email series. Sign up now.

  • SUPPORT BOYS TOWN'S MISSION WITH A DONATION. Our programs and services strive to #TeachLove in hearts and homes all across America. In gratitude for your support, we will send you Teach Love stickers you can place around your community and share with friends and family to further spread the message of love over hate.

  • FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL. For ongoing updates, stories and other ways you can get involved, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

At Boys Town, we have always stood up against racial inequality. 

Teaching love is teaching acceptance, promoting inclusion and loving our brothers and sisters who are made uniquely in God’s image. 

Join us in spreading the message of Father Flanagan and helping to 
#TeachLove across America.