Tag: Education

student in cap and gown with superintendent and facilities assistant director

Facilities Honor Class of 2020

Across OYA facilities, 105 youth were part of this year's graduating class.

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A Family First: College Graduation

Four youth in OYA custody recently became the first in their families to earn college degrees.

OYA Celebrates Class of 2020

This spring, 118 of OYA youth on parole or probation graduated with a high school diploma or earned a GED.

MacLaren Engine Takes to the Streets

Though it wasn't able to be used in any racing competitions this year, an engine built by MacLaren youth and their instructor is still getting noticed.

Josefina holds up photo album at party

Meet Josefina, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

She is the first youth in OYA history to earn this certification while incarcerated.

CTE Program Builds Opportunities at Oak Creek

Six female youth were selected to take an 80-hour course from Baker Technical Institute to become certified heavy equipment operators.

Building Engines, Building Skills

Youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility have the opportunity to build a drag racing engine for the Jefferson High School auto racing club.

Joe O'Leary's juvenile justice seminar poses for a final class photo.

‘We can form a better system’

OYA youth and outside law students share their reflections on the class they recently took together.

Three students participate in a recent Lewis & Clark Law School class at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

Law Students Learn from the Inside

At Lewis & Clark Law School’s Juvenile Justice Seminar, taught by Oregon Youth Authority director Joe O’Leary, law students and incarcerated youth learn side by side.

Nine Hope Partnership Youth Earn Scholarships

Janus Youth Programs awards scholarships annually to youth involved in its programs.