Tag: Positive Youth Development

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.

OYA Facilities Honor Class of 2018

About 100 youth in OYA facilities earned college degrees, high school diplomas, or GEDs.

New Program Creates Runners at Oak Creek

The facility recently hosted its first 10K race — and more running events are in the works.

Oregon Tribes Bring Ceremony — and Mentorship — to OYA Youth

The Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde host annual ceremonies and talking circles at MacLaren.

OYA Dedicates New Bridge High School

The new building offers expanded educational and vocational opportunities at Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility.