All posts by OYA Communications

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Camp Florence Celebrates Graduates

Ten students earned their high school diplomas or GEDs as part of the Class of 2021.

Meet Keeve: Student, Leader, Advocate

The MacLaren youth currently serves on two prestigious committees to help improve the lives of others in the system.

Staying Safe in Extreme Heat

Here are some tips for how to make sure you and those around you don’t get sick during hot temperatures.

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MacLaren Artists Use Their Talents to Brighten Community Space

The youth painted a mural for AWARE Food Bank in Woodburn as part of an ongoing partnership.

OIIR Leads Juneteenth Celebrations in Facilities

Three OYA facilities learned about the impacts of Juneteenth through programs led by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations.

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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.