All posts by OYA Communications

OYA Forges Connections Between Youth, Business Community

A Eugene-area professional’s visit to a residential program will be the first of many networking opportunities for the youth.

‘Thank you for being Mom when you didn’t need to’

An OYA youth in foster care writes a heartfelt thank-you note to her foster family.

Youth Celebrate Kwanzaa

MacLaren youth celebrated African heritage by learning about a new principle each day for a week.

Building Fences

Camp Florence youth volunteered to help the Oregon Coast Humane Society.

Volunteers Create Holiday Cheer for MacLaren Youth

“This was the best Christmas I ever had,” said one participating youth.

The Pathway

A teacher at OYA's Tillamook facilities draws parallels between garden pathways and the metaphorical roads traveled by youth she mentors.

Youth Experience Native American Culture through Pow Wows

Pow wows inside OYA facilities allow youth to connect with their own culture and learn about others.

Facility Tournament a Big Success

The flag football tournament taught youth lessons on sportsmanship and teamwork.

Rogue Valley Musicians Win National Competition

The competition's judge, musician Aloe Blacc, called the students' lyrics "a cry for change."

Youth Robert P. reaches for the king.

OYA Youth Compete in Cross-Facility Chess Tournament

25 youth from across Oregon compete in a Chess for Success event held at OYA.