Tag: MacLaren

Learning the Rights and Responsibilities of Renting

Youth at several OYA facilities and residential programs are learning how to find rentals despite barriers — a key part of transitioning out of custody.

Youth Share History, Art at Black History Month Event

MacLaren’s celebration included youth poetry and songs, plus two prominent community speakers.

Tribal Members Share Traditions with MacLaren Youth

The annual event at MacLaren, organized by The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, brings ceremonies and mentoring to youth.

OYA Trains Second Cohort of Recovery Mentors

Eleven youth and one staff member learned how to turn their own recovery into a chance to help others.

Making the Team

For the first time in more than 30 years, MacLaren athletes had the chance this winter to play against community teams.

Youth Celebrate Kwanzaa

MacLaren youth celebrated African heritage by learning about a new principle each day for a week.

Youth Get Visual, Hands-On Experience With the Brain

NW Noggin, a neuroscience outreach nonprofit, visited youth at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility to teach about brain development.

Youth Learn Respect and Sportsmanship Through Chess

Chess for Success regularly brings chess into OYA facilities.

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.

Volunteers Create Holiday Cheer for MacLaren Youth

“This was the best Christmas I ever had,” said one participating youth.