Tag: Positive Youth 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.

‘POOCH Changed My Life’

OYA youth help dogs and get back more than they give.

Youth Experience Native American Culture through Pow Wows

Pow wows inside OYA facilities allow youth to connect with their own culture and learn about others.

Facility Tournament a Big Success

The flag football tournament taught youth lessons on sportsmanship and teamwork.

‘I Feel Like We’re All Welcomed Here’

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations help youth connect with their cultures — and each other.

Nursery Outing Shows Youth Positive Pastime

The youth also learned how to correlate caring for plants with their own growth and health.

Once in Recovery, Now Role Models

OYA’s mentor training program helps youth turn past addictions into an opportunity to help others.

Hernandez and youth sitting at a table.

Using Her Past to Help Others

With the help of OYA, Renée Hernandez went from being an incarcerated youth to a respected staff member and mentor.

Juneteenth Event Provides Cultural Lessons for MacLaren Youth

Youth performed and heard music, and presented about African-American history.