Category: Community

Making the Team

For the first time in more than 30 years, MacLaren athletes had the chance this winter to play against community teams.

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 Get Visual, Hands-On Experience With the Brain

NW Noggin, a neuroscience outreach nonprofit, visited youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility to teach about brain development.

Building Fences

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

Youth Learn Respect and Sportsmanship Through Chess

Chess for Success regularly brings chess into OYA facilities.

Volunteers Create Holiday Cheer for MacLaren Youth

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

‘POOCH Changed My Life’

OYA youth help dogs and get back more than they give.

From GED to Diploma in Just Two Months

With support from his caseworkers, Tristan N. became the first in his family to graduate high school.

The Pathway

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