Category: Youth Profiles

‘POOCH Changed My Life’

OYA youth help dogs and get back more than they give.

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.

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.

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.

scholarship winners, with program staff

Nine Hope Partnership Youth Earn $17,900 in Scholarships

The students plan to use the money to help with college studies and training for the trades.

Two Youth Earn National Poetry Awards

Students from Oak Creek YCF and Rogue Valley YCF were honored in the Words Unlocked Poetry Contest.

Oregon Tribes Bring Ceremony — and Mentorship — to OYA Youth

The Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde host annual ceremonies and talking circles at MacLaren.

Youth Earns Prestigious Community Scholarship

Tae B. has made many positive changes in his life during the past two years.