Tag: Community

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Former OYA Youth Earns Criminal Justice Fellowship

Bobby Tsow was the first person to win the national fellowship while still incarcerated.

Training Academy: Providing a Safe Learning Environment

OYA’s Training Academy staff provide new employees and veteran staff with lesson plans, reality-based scenario training, and more.

The Therapist Is In — and He’d Like Some Grass

A horse program at MacLaren gives youth an alternative form of therapy.

Flag football tournament - MacLaren Bobcats versus Rogue Valley

Photo Gallery: Flag Football Tournament

Annual sports tournaments in OYA facilities help youth learn important life skills.

Pow Wows Connect Native Youth with their Roots

A recent pow wow at OYA's Tillamook facilities was one of several held in September for youth in custody.

Lane County Youth Embraces Recovery

Elizabeth recently became the first OYA youth to graduate from her county’s juvenile drug treatment court.

Florence Youth Learns Animal Care Through Internship

Daniel hopes to become a certified veterinary technician — and a clinic in Florence gave him invaluable first-hand experience.

Youth Prep Dogs for Adoption — and Learn Empathy in the Process

A dedicated volunteer at Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility is teaching youth to train rescue dogs.

Event Connects Youth with Younger Family Members

An annual event at MacLaren provides much-needed bonding time for youth and their families.

OYA Foster Parents Lead Annual Backpack Event

As if fostering OYA youth wasn’t enough, Maria Mihm and Celie Kaleta also help organize a community event that provides supplies to schoolchildren.