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Books on a curving bookshelf in a library

New Bridge students join Oregon book battle

A team from OYA’s Rogue Valley facility competed in literary trivia against other schools for the first time.

Firefighting students digging around a live fire outside

Firefighters in Training

A new class of wildland firefighting students at Camp Riverbend had their first practice burn this week.

Man smiles while shaking hand of graduate in purple cap and gown

Eastern Oregon facility honors graduates

The facility in Burns celebrated six students who earned their high school diplomas.

Outside entrance to Eastern Oregon facility, with flag pole

‘The skills we all need, every day’

Lessons in emotion regulation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution are improving OYA living units — and giving youth skills for success in life.

A man shows four young men how to play drums inside at Camp Florence

OIIR leads Black History Month celebrations

Youth at four OYA facilities learned about and discussed Black history.

Outside photo of New Bridge High School and a metal bridge leading to it

Two students become first Rogue Valley college grads

Both earned their associate degrees from Rogue Community College.

Two hands hold the body of a wooden guitar

Youth build guitars from scratch

Students at MacLaren combine their love for music with their newly-learned skills in computer-aided design and woodworking.

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.

two hands typing on a laptop

Janus Youth Programs awards scholarships to OYA youth

Fifteen current and former OYA youth received scholarships for higher education or vocational training supplies.

City building with sign on the side that says "How are you really?"

Peer Support Team Ready to Listen

OYA’s parole and probation staff are accustomed to helping others. But what happens when they need their own support?