Category: Community

Prioritizing Education — With Big Results

A record seven youth graduated high school in June at the J Bar J Boys Ranch residential program in Bend.

‘I’m Proud of How Far I’ve Come’

OYA youth’s dedication to getting to school pays off with not only graduation, but a prestigious four-year scholarship.

Dozens Honored at Oak Creek Graduation

The June 12 ceremony celebrated youth who earned an associate degree and 47 diplomas and GEDs.

Photo Tour: Rivera House

Take a look inside Rivera House, a residential program that serves LGBTQQI youth.

A Place of Their Own

OYA was grappling with how to better serve youth who identify as LGBTQQI. Along came Rivera House.

Youth Expand Cultural, Musical Horizons

Global Perspectives, brought to MacLaren by community organizer and musician Adam Carpinelli, also teaches youth empathy and conflict resolution.

Janus Youth Programs Awards Scholarships to Youth

Ten current and former OYA youth earned a total of $20,700 to pay for higher education.

Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Juvenile Justice Sentencing Reform

OYA's director and deputy director discuss what Senate Bill 1008 will mean for Oregon youth.

Veteran JPPO receives lifetime achievement award

Jim Hupp, who has been a juvenile parole and probation officer since 1996, was honored in advance of his retirement next spring.