|USA||BOYS TOWN CHANGES NAME TO GIRLS AND BOYS TOWN|
The Nebraska, USA-based organisation dedicated to helping troubled youths changed its name from Boys Town to Girls and Boys Town last week to more accurately reflect that its clientele is now about 50% girls. |
``It's absolutely marvellous, absolutely marvellous,'' said Girls and Boys Town executive director Father Val Peter of the name change voted on by the children themselves, who number more than 33,000 in 18 programs across the US.
The Girls and Boys Town name will apply to national programs and locations. The village of Boys Town in Nebraska, and its buildings will retain the Boys Town name.
|28 Aug 00|