Tag: Cultural Services

December Holiday Observances

December holiday observances

Recognizing and honoring many of the cultural and religious holidays that occur this month

A colorful mural of an owl graces the front fence of the Owl's Nest program.

Owl’s Nest: A safe space for youth of color to grow

A new residential program in Portland aims to provide culturally-responsive support for OYA youth.

Trans Awareness Week November 13-19

Transgender Awareness and Remembrance

OYA recognizes and honors two important events in November to bring awareness to transgender people.

Indigenous Peoples' Day Oct. 11, 2021, Native American Heritage Month - November

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Oregon will officially honor this day for the first time on Oct. 11.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 through October 15 is a celebratory time for learning about Hispanic cultures.

OIIR Leads Juneteenth Celebrations in Facilities

Three OYA facilities learned about the impacts of Juneteenth through programs led by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations.

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.

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.

close up of hands cooking food in a kitchen

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.

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.