Janus Youth Programs Awards Scholarships to Youth

Ten current and former OYA youth earned a total of $20,700 to pay for higher education.

Above, left to right, at the recent reception: scholarship winner Kenn S.; Moda CEO Robert Gootee; scholarship winner Mauricio A.; Dennis Morrow, executive director of Janus; and Tim Colton, Janus board president

Janus Youth Programs recently awarded $20,700 in scholarships to 10 current and former Oregon Youth Authority youth.

The awards from the Scholarship for Success Foundation go to youth who already have a high school diploma or GED and are in a Janus program. The scholarships may be used for higher education, including master’s degrees, work supplies, technical training programs, certificate programs, or child care while they attend school, work, or training programs.

Janus scholarships

Scholarship winner Mauricio A., at the recent reception

Janus is a nonprofit that operates more than 40 different programs across the Northwest to provide services and resources for at-risk youth. This includes the Hope Partnership program at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, as well as four residential programs for OYA youth.

Congratulations to these youth who earned scholarships:

Agustin E.V., MacLaren – $3,000
Andy S., MacLaren – $2,000
Ezequiel V., MacLaren – $2,000
Gustavo P.S., MacLaren – $2,000
Kenn S., Cordero – $1,500
Marco A., MacLaren – $1,200
Mauricio A.L., former OYA youth – $3,000
Sintorri Q.M., MacLaren – $2,000
Turon W., MacLaren – $2,000
Tyler S., MacLaren – $2,000

Mauricio and Kenn received their scholarships at a reception in Portland on May 29. Janus plans to hold a reception at MacLaren this summer for scholarship recipients there.

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