Fred’s Story

In the center of Boys’ Village campus stands a flagpole with the American flag fastened to the top. Fred Durant, a 1986 Boys’ Village alumna, approached the base of the pole. “I remember how on Saturdays, we’d come up and stand around the flagpole and say the pledge of allegiance,” Durant said. Durant continued to recall memories of his time at Boys’ Village, which was more than 30 years [...]

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Donate to Create the Perfect Place to Play at Boys’ Village

After more than 50 years of dodge ball tournaments, exercise classes and pickup games, The Village Network plans to demolish and reconstruct the Boys’ Village gym to build a more functional, efficient space for youth and staff. The Boys’ Village gym reconstruction project is estimated to cost $600,000 and will provide an adequate facility to exercise and play. The building will include a [...]

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The Village Network Teaches 65 Educators Across Ohio to Care for Traumatized Students in the Classroom

WOOSTER- The Village Network will lead a training of 65 educators in 30 Ohio schools on how to care for traumatized youth in the classroom. The training, known as the Neurosequential Model in Education (NME), was developed by Bruce Perry, M.D. Ph.D., and The ChildTrauma Academy and teaches educators findings from the neurosciences and how […]

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Wooster Region: Boys’ Village Goes Green

Boys’ Village is going green. Starting late August, the Gault Youth and Family Enrichment Center will be retrofitted with new, energy-efficient LED lights, reducing the building’s carbon footprint by 60 percent; a change comparable to saving 39 acres of urban forests.   Black Electric in Wooster, Ohio will replace the Gault Center’s 420 interior and […]

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The Village Network Teaches Mental Health Professionals To Care For Minor Human Trafficking Victims

WOOSTER- Mental health professionals have the opportunity to learn how to care for human trafficking victims from nationally recognized human trafficking expert Celia Williamson, Ph.D. at The Village Network Institute’s Treating Victims of Human Trafficking training. Williamson founded Second Chance of Toledo, Ohio, an organization that develops individualized service plans for women and [...]

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