Boys and Girls Town (a Great Circle agency)

Partner Type

Residential Treatment

Description and Mission

At Boys & Girls Town, our mission is to improve the lives of children with emotional and behavioral problems through superior, family-focused services. Our treatment programs employ a strength-based approach. We help each child discover the talents and strengths in themselves. By reinforcing positive behaviors, we help children improve their self-esteem and develop positive relationships with their peers and families.


Students in upper level courses in social work or psychology can work with our Family Support Team and individual residents to provide mentoring and to role model positive behaviors with regard to education and career planning. This agency will have a long lead time for background checks and training required.

Special emphasis and skills:

Educational Counseling, Child Enrichment Activities, Client Counseling, College Preparation, Cultural & Social Assimilation, Life Skills Training, Youth Emphasis, Therapeutic Counseling

Contact Information:

Jolyn Sattizahn

4304 South Bearfield Road
Columbia, MO
Phone: (573) 874-8686


How to Serve

I want to earn credit for service (through service-learning)

In order to earn credit while serving on this project, please contact the MU Office of Service Learning online by submitting this form or calling us at 573.882.0227.

I want to volunteer

If you want to volunteer with this agency, please contact them directly through the contact information listed above.