Into the Light
MacLaren is not a dark place with nothing to offer, a youth at the facility writes — it’s a hub of opportunities for growth.
OYA youth celebrate graduation milestone
Education is an important part of holding youth accountable and aiding their rehabilitation at OYA.
Artist, Role Model, Influencer
Who is Carlos Chavez? A youth at MacLaren writes about the impacts of a contractor who devoted 11 years to helping OYA youth.
Youth build guitars from scratch
Students at MacLaren combine their love for music with their newly-learned skills in computer-aided design and woodworking.
Janus Youth Programs awards scholarships to OYA youth
Fifteen current and former OYA youth received scholarships for higher education or vocational training supplies.
‘More than just cutting someone’s hair’
Three youth from Camp Florence have become the go-to barbers in their coastal town.
Meet Keeve: Student, Leader, Advocate
The MacLaren youth currently serves on two prestigious committees to help improve the lives of others in the system.
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.
Celebrating the 2021 Graduates in Facilities
Across all of OYA's facilities, there were 75 graduates in the Class of 2021.
Investing in My Education Was Part of My Change
Andy, a student living at MacLaren, writes about how education changed his life.