Category: Youth Profiles

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‘I Feel Like I’m Winning at Something’

A job at Intel has given a 16-year-old OYA youth more than just an income — it’s given her motivation to change.

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Peer Mentors Transform Treatment at Oak Creek

A new video created by a youth gives an inside view of substance use treatment at the facility.

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Program Helps OYA Youth Build Career Success

Youth Progress’s Career Center got a boost this fall with a move to a new location.

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Youth Wins National Talent Competition

Ethan B. was honored nationally for a solo performance in honor of his child.

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Essay Winners Describe Those Who Inspired Them

Three youth in Oregon Youth Authority facilities recently won a writing contest.

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Facilities Honor Class of 2020

Across OYA facilities, 105 youth were part of this year's graduating class.

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A Family First: College Graduation

Four youth in OYA custody recently became the first in their families to earn college degrees.

OYA Celebrates Class of 2020

This spring, 118 of OYA youth on parole or probation graduated with a high school diploma or earned a GED.

Youth Celebrates Court Graduation Remotely

Ben L. is OYA's third youth to graduate from RAP Court, Lane County's juvenile drug court program.

‘This is my proudest case’

Nineteen-year-old Jordan B. was recently terminated from OYA custody after making tremendous strides toward success, including getting a Certified Nursing Assistant license and job, and getting her driver's permit.