All posts by OYA Communications

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Celebrating the 2021 Graduates in Facilities

Across all of OYA's facilities, there were 75 graduates in the Class of 2021.

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Youth in the Community Celebrate Graduation

Sixty-four OYA youth earned their high school diplomas or GEDs in the community this spring.

Wish Lists for OYA Youth

Each OYA facility has an Amazon wish list of items requested by our youth.

Investing in My Education Was Part of My Change

Andy, a student living at MacLaren, writes about how education changed his life.

Drum Circles Connect Youth With Native Culture

The goal is to give youth a sense of community to help them transition out of OYA facilities successfully.

Rockin’ at Trask River High School

A teacher at OYA's Tillamook facilities shares a simple yet rewarding hobby with students.

Learning Work Skills, Gaining Certifications

Youth Pathways Partnership led a forklift certification class for ten youth at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility.

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Boot Camp for a Day

Youth at Rogue Valley recently signed up for a voluntary boot camp led by veterans on the facility staff.

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Riverbend Gears Up for Fire Season

Youth at the transitional facility trained this week for their wildland firefighting certification.

OIIR Celebrates Black History

Jeopardy-style games, a Sankofa event, and a mobile history museum were part of this year's celebrations.