Tag: MacLaren

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Youth build guitars from scratch

Students at MacLaren combine their love for music with their newly-learned skills in computer-aided design and woodworking.

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Janus Youth Programs awards scholarships to OYA youth

Fifteen current and former OYA youth received scholarships for higher education or vocational training supplies.

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.

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.

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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.

A New Way of Living

Renovations to the living units at MacLaren aim to better support rehabilitation.

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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.