Category: Youth Profiles
‘Just be you’
Five formerly incarcerated young women recently returned to Oak Creek to share their stories and advice.
Symphony of Words
For many youth in OYA custody, making music is a form of therapy.
Youth wins national talent competition
J.T. won for a rap song he wrote while at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility.
Into the Light
MacLaren is not a dark place with nothing to offer, a youth at the facility writes — it’s a hub of opportunities for growth.
New Bridge students join Oregon book battle
A team from OYA’s Rogue Valley facility competed in literary trivia against other schools for the first time.
Two students become first Rogue Valley college grads
Both earned their associate degrees from Rogue Community College.
Youth build guitars from scratch
Students at MacLaren combine their love for music with their newly-learned skills in computer-aided design and woodworking.
December holiday observances
Recognizing and honoring many of the cultural and religious holidays that occur this month
Janus Youth Programs awards scholarships to OYA youth
Fifteen current and former OYA youth received scholarships for higher education or vocational training supplies.
‘More than just cutting someone’s hair’
Three youth from Camp Florence have become the go-to barbers in their coastal town.