Category: Facilities

Cutting for a Cause: 19 Youth Donate Hair to Charity

Oak Creek YCF Youth Alissa M. wanted to give back to a charity that helped her when she lost her hair at age 10.

Pushing Their Limits

Six youth at MacLaren train for months to capture a rare athletic title: marathoner.

Bump, Set, Spike: Oak Creek Hosts Volleyball Camp

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

On the Cutting Edge: Master Barber Inspires OYA Youth

Darrin Lyons visited with MacLaren and Rogue Valley’s barbers-in-training, motivating them to make a difference in the industry.

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 Youth Learns About Research Firsthand

Kathryn S. has been interning with OYA’s research department for more than two years.

MacLaren Youth Talk About the Weather

Students collect daily data for the National Weather Service — and discover a love for science in the process.

Three Meals a Day – For 500 Youth

OYA’s nutrition services team works at all hours to make sure youth in facilities stay well-fed and healthy.

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.

The Reading Connection

Youth at OYA facilities across the state focused on reading this winter and discovered new ways to connect with school.