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Youth in the Community Celebrate Graduation

Sixty-four OYA youth earned their high school diplomas or GEDs in the community this spring.

ADA 31, 1990-2021, Americans with Disabilities Act, Celebrate the ADA, July 26, 2021

July Brings More Than One Independence Day

National Disability Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Wish Lists for OYA Youth

Each OYA facility has an Amazon wish list of items requested by our youth.

Investing in My Education Was Part of My Change

Andy, a student living at MacLaren, writes about how education changed his life.

Drum Circles Connect Youth With Native Culture

The goal is to give youth a sense of community to help them transition out of OYA facilities successfully.

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Bringing the Pacific Islands to Tillamook

A traditional luau meal and a performance of the haka were the highlights of a learning and enrichment event at OYA’s Tillamook facilities.

Rockin’ at Trask River High School

A teacher at OYA's Tillamook facilities shares a simple yet rewarding hobby with students.

Celebrating Pride Month

June brings the start of Pride Month, a time to recognize the positive impacts that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people have in the world.

Learning Work Skills, Gaining Certifications

Youth Pathways Partnership led a forklift certification class for ten youth at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility.

Baker Technical Institute trailer sitting outside a building

Students Drive Big Machines — Virtually

Baker Technical Institute recently brought its heavy equipment simulator to the Oak Creek campus.

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