Tag: Positive Youth Development

Youth Prep Dogs for Adoption — and Learn Empathy in the Process

A dedicated volunteer at Eastern Oregon Youth Correctional Facility is teaching youth to train rescue dogs.

Riverbend Youth Capture the World Through Photos

A staff person at the transition facility is teaching youth a new positive hobby: photography.

Panorama of Oregon Beautifies Oak Creek Gym

A volunteer at Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility raised funds for a 10-by-60 foot mural to be painted on the facility’s gym wall.

Youth Celebrate Pride at MacLaren

The event offered support, history lessons, and fun for LGBTQ youth and allies.

Tournament Teaches Teamwork, Sportsmanship

OYA facilities have four all-facility sports tournaments annually.

Governor Signs Senate Bill 1008 into Law

Oregon Youth Authority Director Joe O'Leary was invited to speak at the July 22 signing of the juvenile justice bill in Portland.

Prioritizing Education — With Big Results

A record seven youth graduated high school in June at the J Bar J Boys Ranch residential program in Bend.

‘I’m Proud of How Far I’ve Come’

OYA youth’s dedication to getting to school pays off with not only graduation, but a prestigious four-year scholarship.

Photo Tour: Rivera House

Take a look inside Rivera House, a residential program that serves LGBTQQI youth.

A Place of Their Own

OYA was grappling with how to better serve youth who identify as LGBTQQI. Along came Rivera House.