We never give up

By: yourtown 07 Apr 2015 BoysTown, Blog
Working with BoysTown is not just an outcome – it is a life changing process for young people.


Young people like Adam.*

“At 17, I went to prison for the first time. It’s a scary place for a young kid. Over the next few years, I was in and out of prison six times, after continuing to steal to support my drug habit.”

“After my fifth time in jail, I was put in touch with BoysTown. They really tried to help me turn my life around. But I wasn’t ready. I re-offended and went back to prison. After I got out, I came back to BoysTown. It was tough going. I wasn’t the best candidate but BoysTown always believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself.”

“After a while, I realised the benefits of what BoysTown was showing me. They taught me how to behave at work. Slowly, I began to see myself differently and liked what I saw. It became easier for me to say no to drugs. It was time to become the person I always wanted to be.”

“These days, life is good. Recently, I was promoted to State Manager for an international company. I am married to a wonderful lady and have a young son. We live in our own home. If you had told me 15 years ago where I’d be today in my life, I never would have believed you.”
I will always be grateful to BoysTown for helping me turn my life around. They never gave up on me, which made all the difference. Who knows where I would be today without their help. Thank you BoysTown, what you do every day really makes a difference. Adam.
Adam’s experience shows how the work of our passionate, committed and generous staff can change lives. At BoysTown we never give up on young people.

Last year we helped over 260,000 children, young people and families change their lives.

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