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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.

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?

Two young men in a barbershop shave an older man's head

‘More than just cutting someone’s hair’

Three youth from Camp Florence have become the go-to barbers in their coastal town.

three graduates in blue cap and gown standing outside with principal at a podium

Camp Florence Celebrates Graduates

Ten students earned their high school diplomas or GEDs as part of the Class of 2021.

Meet Keeve: Student, Leader, Advocate

The MacLaren youth currently serves on two prestigious committees to help improve the lives of others in the system.

Mural of fruits and vegetables hanging on blue wall

MacLaren Artists Use Their Talents to Brighten Community Space

The youth painted a mural for AWARE Food Bank in Woodburn as part of an ongoing partnership.

OIIR Leads Juneteenth Celebrations in Facilities

Three OYA facilities learned about the impacts of Juneteenth through programs led by the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations.