Tag: featured

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Getting on the College Track

A community mentoring program is supporting OYA students in their pursuit of higher education.

OIIR Celebrates Black History

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

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‘I Feel Like I’m Winning at Something’

A job at Intel has given a 16-year-old OYA youth more than just an income — it’s given her motivation to change.

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Film Group Teaches History and Culture

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

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Big Machines, Big Opportunities

A partnership with Baker Technical Institute allows OYA youth to get certified to operate heavy equipment.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Youth and Families

Get your questions about the vaccine answered, and read perspectives from people in the Black, Latino and Native American communities.

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COVID-19 Vaccines and OYA

The latest information on vaccines for OYA staff and youth. [Updated March 2, 2021]

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Peer Mentors Transform Treatment at Oak Creek

A new video created by a youth gives an inside view of substance use treatment at the facility.

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Janus Youth Programs Awards Scholarships to 12 Youth

Their annual scholarship program helps youth in OYA custody pay for higher education.

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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.