Catch up with graduation, prom and more of the spring goings on at the Boysville campus! Read the 2017 Spring edition of Boysville Today to learn more!bvtodayspring2017
Boots, Bling, Bids and BEADLE!
Michelle Beadle, National ESPN SportsNation Host and avid Spurs Fan to
host event in San Antonio
San Antonio, TX May 19, 2017 – It’s time for boots and bling and everything in between as Boysville prepares to raise some much needed funds for children in need! This year we are excited that Michelle Beadle, ESPN’s newly appointed NBA Countdown Host will join us as our celebrity mistress of ceremonies. All of the proceeds from this event benefit the children living at Boysville. The event will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 6 pm at the Bexar County Expo Hall #2.
“The Beadles have been friends of Boysville for many years,” said Paula Tucker, CEO. “We are beyond excited to have Michelle as our mistress of ceremony.”
In April 2017, ESPN announced that Michelle Beadle, one of the company’s highest-profile and most popular commentators, was named the full-time host of NBA Countdown on ABC and ESPN. In this role, Beadle leads all of the company’s pre-game and halftime NBA shows for the NBA Finals on ABC, the Conference Finals, NBA Playoffs, and NBA regular season. She joined NBA Countdown at the start of the 2016-17 NBA regular season. In addition, Beadle is seen weekdays as co-host of SportsNation with Marcellus Wiley and LZ Granderson on ESPN.
Prior to joining NBA Countdown, Beadle worked at HBO Sports, where she conducted the featured interview on each program of The Fight Game with Jim Lampley. She also served as a red carpet interviewer for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Pre-Show broadcast on ABC. Prior to her 2014 return to ESPN, Beadle worked for NBC as both a host at NBC Sports and a correspondent on Access Hollywood. Beadle is a UTSA graduate and huge Spurs fan!
The Wildest Auction in the West is Boysville’s single largest fundraiser that provides funding for children who are victims of abuse, neglect, homelessness and family disruption. Boysville cares for over 120 every day through a continuum of on and off campus programs. Sponsorship opportunities are available at www.boysvilleauction.org.
Boysville, Inc. was established in 1943 as a home for orphaned boys. Today, Boysville cares for boys and girls, birth through 23, who cannot remain in their home due to abuse, neglect and abandonment. Boysville’s mission is to provide a safe, family environment for children in need so that they may become responsible adults.
2016 was an excellent year for Boysville! Check out our 2016 Annual Report for great information and program results for last year. We can’t wait to continue improving and helping children in 2017!2016-annual-report
Foster youth shares experience maturing-out of system
SAN ANTONIO- November may be Adoption Awareness Month, but many Texas children mature-out of their foster families without ever finding a home.
“It was hard because other people were graduating and they all had family there and everything,” said Oscar Paz, reflecting on his high school graduation two years ago.
Now that it’s in the past he can see it as an experience that made him stronger. “I just mustered on through it,” he said smiling.
As a foster youth, Oscar gets free tuition to colleges in Texas. “But I wasn’t doing so well,” he said.
Having to support yourself, buy textbooks, find a place to live is not often easy, even for children who have the support of parents.
“I had no where else to go, and my case worker said there’s this place called Boysville.”
Boysville a campus out in Bexar County, became his home, it even has a white picket fence.
He now lives here with housemates, who divide chores, and even have curfews like they would if they lived with a family.
“They showed me the way to excel and step-up the ladder,” Oscar said.
That’s because Boysville isn’t just a place to live, the staff listened when Oscar said he took care of his special needs brother growing-up, and wanted to be a nurse.
It’s a goal he’s now close to accomplishing, graduating recently as a certified nursing assistant, and he said this time, his graduation ceremony was exactly how he’d imagined it.
“When I graduated I had a lot of support,” he said. “There was a lot of staff there.”
And he has this advice for foster children watching who are in his shoes.
“Not to give up because there’s always hope,” he said. “And there’s someone always there to help you.”
Boysville has 17 other young adults, like Oscar, they’re helping.
And they’ve helped more than 80 since 2013.
(Original news story aired on 11-16-17)