Tag: Community

Foster Parents Retire After 43 Years

Arnie and Donna Brubaker were known to OYA and Linn County staff as caring foster parents who never gave up on youth.

Commemorating the End of Slavery

MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility hosted a Juneteenth celebration on June 29.

Youth in the Community Celebrate Graduations

This spring, 119 youth on OYA parole or probation earned their high school diplomas or GEDs.

Prioritizing Education — With Big Results

A record seven youth graduated high school in June at the J Bar J Boys Ranch residential program in Bend.

‘I’m Proud of How Far I’ve Come’

OYA youth’s dedication to getting to school pays off with not only graduation, but a prestigious four-year scholarship.

Photo Tour: Rivera House

Take a look inside Rivera House, a residential program that serves LGBTQQI youth.

A Place of Their Own

OYA was grappling with how to better serve youth who identify as LGBTQQI. Along came Rivera House.

Janus Youth Programs Awards Scholarships to Youth

Ten current and former OYA youth earned a total of $20,700 to pay for higher education.

Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Juvenile Justice Sentencing Reform

OYA's director and deputy director discuss what Senate Bill 1008 will mean for Oregon youth.

Thank You from a Foster Youth to Foster Parents

A MacLaren youth who was once in foster care designed and created an appreciation gift for OYA's foster parents.