Arab American Heritage Month April 2022

Honoring Arab American Heritage Month

April is dedicated to celebrating Arab American culture and contributions.

Firefighting students digging around a live fire outside

Firefighters in Training

A new class of wildland firefighting students at Camp Riverbend had their first practice burn this week.

Man smiles while shaking hand of graduate in purple cap and gown

Eastern Oregon facility honors graduates

The facility in Burns celebrated six students who earned their high school diplomas.

Outside entrance to Eastern Oregon facility, with flag pole

‘The skills we all need, every day’

Lessons in emotion regulation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution are improving OYA living units — and giving youth skills for success in life.

Collage of women headshots with the words "Women's History Month March 2022"

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate historical and current contributions from women.

A man shows four young men how to play drums inside at Camp Florence

OIIR leads Black History Month celebrations

Youth at four OYA facilities learned about and discussed Black history.

Outside photo of New Bridge High School and a metal bridge leading to it

Two students become first Rogue Valley college grads

Both earned their associate degrees from Rogue Community College.

Black History Month February 2022

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates both the historical and modern-day contributions made by phenomenal African Americans.

Congratulations Director's Award Winners!

2021 OYA Director’s Award winners announced

Ali Rolle, Brent Rutkowski, and Griselda Solano-Salinas are this year's winners.

Two hands hold the body of a wooden guitar

Youth build guitars from scratch

Students at MacLaren combine their love for music with their newly-learned skills in computer-aided design and woodworking.

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