Tag: Cultural Services

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.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The month of May is a time to celebrate, recognize and pay tribute to the AAPI people who have enriched our country's history and culture.

OIIR Celebrates Black History

Jeopardy-style games, a Sankofa event, and a mobile history museum were part of this year's celebrations.

film canisters

Film Group Teaches History and Culture

A program where youth watch films from Spanish-speaking countries has become popular at MacLaren.

Doctor using a laser to remove a tattoo on a youth's finder

Erasing the Past to Improve the Future

OYA's tattoo removal program helps youth remove the marks of a history they want to leave behind.

Events Help Youth Learn About and Re-Examine Culture

Six OYA facilities held events to commemorate Black History Month.

Learning and Living the Principles of Kwanzaa

OYA youth at the MacLaren and Tillamook facilities participated in the traditions and celebrations of Kwanzaa