US: Boys Town marks 100 years of 'saving children'

America's most famous children's home, Boys Town, in the midwestern state of Nebraska, is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary next month.

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    America's most famous children's home, Boys Town, in the midwestern state of Nebraska, is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary next month.

    Since Boys Town was founded in 1917, there have been huge changes in how the US cares for orphans and other at-risk children. Orphanages have largely been replaced by the foster care system

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren travelled to Nebraska, to take a look at how a century of helping young people has evolved over time.


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