Tag: Youth Profiles

From GED to Diploma in Just Two Months

With support from his caseworkers, Tristan N. became the first in his family to graduate high school.

Rogue Valley Musicians Win National Competition

The competition's judge, musician Aloe Blacc, called the students' lyrics "a cry for change."

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.

scholarship winners, with program staff

Nine Hope Partnership Youth Earn $17,900 in Scholarships

The students plan to use the money to help with college studies and training for the trades.

Two Youth Earn National Poetry Awards

Students from Oak Creek YCF and Rogue Valley YCF were honored in the Words Unlocked Poetry Contest.

Youth Earns Prestigious Community Scholarship

Tae B. has made many positive changes in his life during the past two years.

He hated his probation officer at first sight. Now he’s working for him.

The first time he met Rod Salinas, Manny was an angry 17-year-old in a Marion County juvenile courtroom.

OYA Partners with County to Help Youth on Path to Recovery

Teenagers don't typically look forward to appearing in court, but for Tori, this day was special.

OYA Youth Earns Bachelor’s Degree — and He’s Not Done Yet

Stephen K. became the first OYA youth to enroll in a master's program while in close custody.