Sunday, June 15, 2008

After Boys' Town

Visiting Boys' Town was a really unique and exciting experience. I was so glad to get to meet some of the boys that live there and get a sense of how much the city really helped them. The artwork all over Boys' Town is undoubtedly one of the most amazing things to see. There is artwork from boys that lived there from the invention of Boys' Town all the way to present day and some of it is simply breathtaking. My favorite, as you can see above, is a mural on a freestanding wall in the center of Boys' Town and was made by a citizen that ended up becoming a renowned Italian artist. It's an awesome feeling to know that these boys might not have had any more of a future than begging on the street but because of people that care enough to work there, fund the city, and lend their caring hearts and hands that these boys can even be famous. It truly is a place that reminds you that you can do anything you set your mind to, and these boys really do just that.

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