Category: Facilities

Youth Run Half-Marathon at Oak Creek

Eight youth at OYA's Oak Creek facility learn they can achieve their goals -- even if that means running more miles than they ever thought possible.

An Inventor’s Eye

A Camp Tillamook youth built a machine to make work easier at the facility’s plant nursery.

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.

Facility Tournament a Big Success

The flag football tournament taught youth lessons on sportsmanship and teamwork.

‘I Feel Like We’re All Welcomed Here’

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

Rogue Valley Musicians Win National Competition

The competition's judge, musician Aloe Blacc, called the students' lyrics "a cry for change."

Once in Recovery, Now Role Models

OYA’s mentor training program helps youth turn past addictions into an opportunity to help others.

Youth Robert P. reaches for the king.

OYA Youth Compete in Cross-Facility Chess Tournament

25 youth from across Oregon compete in a Chess for Success event held at OYA.

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!