Month: March 2019

OYA Cares for All Aspects of Youth in Custody — Including Their Teeth

Youth must be physically healthy before they can engage in treatment to change their behaviors. A new dentist at MacLaren is here to help.

The Reading Connection

Youth at OYA facilities across the state focused on reading this winter and discovered new ways to connect with school.

Camp Riverbend Youth Pursue Culinary Skills

Youth are working with a staff cook to learn how to create dishes from around the world.

Weld with Pride: OYA Youth Enroll in Unique Welding Course

Young Women’s Transition Program youth enter the only non-destructive materials testing program in Oregon.

Learning the Rights and Responsibilities of Renting

Youth at several OYA facilities and residential programs are learning how to find rentals despite barriers — a key part of transitioning out of custody.

OYA Youth Earns Right to Shred His Criminal Record

STAR Court in Marion County provides the opportunity for a clean slate.

Youth Share History, Art at Black History Month Event

MacLaren’s celebration included youth poetry and songs, plus two prominent community speakers.

Tribal Members Share Traditions with MacLaren Youth

The annual event at MacLaren, organized by The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, brings ceremonies and mentoring to youth.

‘We used each other as stepping stones to success’

For a recent class assignment, an OYA youth wrote about how others have inspired him to improve himself.

Nonprofit Partnership Broadens Students’ Horizons

Youth at Rogue Valley learn through STEM projects, thanks to Talent Maker City