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Thank You from a Foster Youth to Foster Parents

A MacLaren youth who was once in foster care designed and created an appreciation gift for OYA's foster parents.

Cutting for a Cause: 19 Youth Donate Hair to Charity

Oak Creek YCF Youth Alissa M. wanted to give back to a charity that helped her when she lost her hair at age 10.

Pushing Their Limits

Six youth at MacLaren train for months to capture a rare athletic title: marathoner.

On the Cutting Edge: Master Barber Inspires OYA Youth

Darrin Lyons visited with MacLaren and Rogue Valley’s barbers-in-training, motivating them to make a difference in the industry.

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.

In-Between Space Helps Youth Stay Out of Isolation

Staff at the STEPS program teach youth skills so that they can do better next time.

The Pathway

A teacher at OYA's Tillamook facilities draws parallels between garden pathways and the metaphorical roads traveled by youth she mentors.

OYA Dedicates New Bridge High School

The new building offers expanded educational and vocational opportunities at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility.