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OYA Brings Wildland Firefighter Training to Female Youth

Twenty-three more youth from Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility are now certified in wildland firefighting.

OYA Youth Learns About Research Firsthand

Kathryn S. has been interning with OYA’s research department for more than two years.

Some of OYA’s Amazing Volunteers

For National Volunteer Appreciation Week, OYA thanks some of the many amazing people who donate time to helping youth.

MacLaren Youth Talk About the Weather

Students collect daily data for the National Weather Service — and discover a love for science in the process.

Three Meals a Day – For 500 Youth

OYA’s nutrition services team works at all hours to make sure youth in facilities stay well-fed and healthy.

The Reading Connection

Youth at OYA facilities across the state focused on reading this winter and discovered new ways to connect with school.

Weld with Pride: OYA Youth Enroll in Unique Welding Course

Young Women’s Transition Program youth enter the only non-destructive materials testing program in Oregon.

Learning the Rights and Responsibilities of Renting

Youth at several OYA facilities and residential programs are learning how to find rentals despite barriers — a key part of transitioning out of custody.

OYA Youth Earns Right to Shred His Criminal Record

STAR Court in Marion County provides the opportunity for a clean slate.

Tribal Members Share Traditions with MacLaren Youth

The annual event at MacLaren, organized by The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, brings ceremonies and mentoring to youth.