Category: Community

Thank You from a Foster Youth to Foster Parents

A MacLaren youth who was once in foster care designed and created an appreciation gift for OYA's foster parents.

Bump, Set, Spike: Oak Creek Hosts Volleyball Camp

Oak Creek and community athletes play together at first-of-its-kind volleyball event.

OYA Brings Wildland Firefighter Training to Female Youth

Twenty-three more youth from Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility are now certified in wildland firefighting.

OYA Cares for All Aspects of Youth in Custody — Including Their Teeth

Youth must be physically healthy before they can engage in treatment to change their behaviors. A new dentist at MacLaren is here to help.

Camp Riverbend Youth Pursue Culinary Skills

Youth are working with a staff cook to learn how to create dishes from around the world.

Weld with Pride: OYA Youth Enroll in Unique Welding Course

Young Women’s Transition Program youth enter the only non-destructive materials testing program in Oregon.

Learning the Rights and Responsibilities of Renting

Youth at several OYA facilities and residential programs are learning how to find rentals despite barriers — a key part of transitioning out of custody.

OYA Youth Earns Right to Shred His Criminal Record

STAR Court in Marion County provides the opportunity for a clean slate.

Youth Share History, Art at Black History Month Event

MacLaren’s celebration included youth poetry and songs, plus two prominent community speakers.

Tribal Members Share Traditions with MacLaren Youth

The annual event at MacLaren, organized by The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, brings ceremonies and mentoring to youth.