Category: Community

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.

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.

‘I Feel Like We’re All Welcomed Here’

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations help youth connect with their cultures — and each other.

Nursery Outing Shows Youth Positive Pastime

The youth also learned how to correlate caring for plants with their own growth and health.

Hernandez and youth sitting at a table.

Using Her Past to Help Others

With the help of OYA, Renée Hernandez went from being an incarcerated youth to a respected staff member and mentor.

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.

Tiny House, Big Skills

Youth at OYA's Tillamook facilities build a house from the ground up, learning job skills in the process.

OYA Youth in the Community Celebrate Graduations

Statewide, 128 youth on OYA parole or probation earned high school diplomas or GEDs.