Janus Youth Programs awards scholarships to OYA youth

Fifteen current and former OYA youth received scholarships for higher education or vocational training supplies.

Janus Youth Programs awarded $31,000 in scholarships this fall to youth in its programs, including 15 students who are currently or were previously in Oregon Youth Authority custody.

The awards from the Scholarship for Success Foundation go to people who already have a high school diploma or GED and are in a Janus program.

One of this year’s winners from OYA is currently at the Buckman Annex residential program in Portland.

The rest of the students have all participated in Hope Partnership at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. Hope Partnership provides classes, workshops, and other programs to help youth explore their talents and prepare for their eventual transition back into the community.

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

Congratulations to these OYA youth who earned 2021 scholarships:

Headshot of white young man outside in front of brick wall, wearing a black beanie and a green and black plaid flannel shirt, smiling
Christian C.
Latino young man smiling and standing with arms crossed outside in front of tree
Reynaldo C.
Latino young man with moustache smiling and standing in front of white wall, wearing Adidas baseball cap and black t-shirt
Xavier D.
Latino young man smiling and standing outside wearing black, yellow and white shirt, with hands in pockets
Agustin E.V.
Headshot of white young man with glasses, moustache and goatee, short dark brown hair, smiling, standing in a machine shop
Blue K.
African American young man smiling and standing outside in front of brick wall, wearing black t-shirt
Damon K.

Osiel R. (photo coming soon)

Latino young man smiling and wearing black polo shirt, standing inside in front of Hope Partnership drawn in chalk
Andy S.M.
Latino young man smiling, wearing a black and white jacket, standing outside smiling
Tyler S.
Headshot of a white young man smiling, wearing a black shirt and jacket, standing inside in front of white wall
Jess T.
Headshot of African American young man smiling, inside in front of brick wall, wearing gray polo shirt and glasses
Turon W.
African American young man smiling and wearing white t-shirt with Angela Davis on it, standing outside in front of graffiti-style mural
Keeve W.
Headshot of white young man with dirty blonde hair, smiling and wearing black The North Face jacket, standing inside in front of white wall
Eric Y.

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