At age 16, Jareli arrived at our Emergency Shelter right before Christmas. With short hair, broken English, and low self-esteem, Jareli had little faith in adults. Despite her past pleas for help, many adults failed to answer until she met Jennifer and Tina, two strangers who worked with Jareli and brought her to Boysville.
We are proud to introduce our graduating class of 2022! Graduating from Judson High School, Andon and Jon are both residents of Hunter Cottage. From Trease cottage, Zag is graduating from Judson Learning Academy, and graduating from Founders Classical Academy of Schertz is Maya’Jeye, former Boysville resident at Ridgeway Cottage.
At 22, Kiara is counting her blessings one by one. She is as senior at Texas A&M Corpus Christi majoring in Media Production with a minor in Communications. She competes on the university track team as a long jumper and just added the triple jump to her lineup. She is also a budding musician and very popular influencer on Instagram and Tik Tok with over 300,000 combined followers.
Dustin and Elyce Brown began their Boysville journey as house parents in our Residential Care Program. The Browns arrived a family of four and left as a family of seven after adopting Julian, Vincent and Rebecca through our Foster-to-Adopt program.
Since she was ten years old, Jaime has loved the idea of foster and adopting a child. After the birth of their two boys, Jamie and Thomas, knew they still had room to grow. Jamie wanted to provide a home but both she and Thomas, were apprehensive that they could be the support system for a child in need. “I always thought you had to be a saint to be a foster parent,” said Jaime.
Chief Petty Officer, John Daniel Gee, is not only a role model to his crew and to his family; he is also a role model to the children we serve every day. His success embodies our mission of providing a safe, family environment to children in need so that they can become responsible adults.