Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Boys Town in Rome

The Boys Town of Italy began in 1951 and has so far created 31 institutions. One of these places is the Boys Town Rome that the CAS program will be visiting on Friday. The program focuses on taking in international children often from war-torn areas. What makes these places unique is that the children learn to be active members in society by governing themselves. An important motto for Boys Town is "A Chance at Life."

To learn about the image the organization is creating for itself, it is important to know its mission statement. This says, "Boys' Town of Italy, Inc. mission is to fund charitable institutions and programs that are concerned with the development of children and youth in United States and Italy." If you would like to learn more about this organization, check out their website at

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