All posts by OYA Communications

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.

young women running

5 Ways to Help OYA Youth

You can help youth at the Oregon Youth Authority — chip in for college, volunteer at foot races, foster a youth, and more!

Ministry Group Brings Music and BMX Riders to MacLaren

The purpose of the event was to spread a message of hope to the youth.

Juneteenth Event Provides Cultural Lessons for MacLaren Youth

Youth performed and heard music, and presented about African-American history.

Two Youth Earn National Poetry Awards

Students from Oak Creek YCF and Rogue Valley YCF were honored in the Words Unlocked Poetry Contest.

Governor Tours MacLaren YCF

During her first visit to an OYA facility, Gov. Kate Brown said she was proud of the agency's work.