Tag: Youth Profiles

“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.

Youth Earn New Title: College Graduate

Meet the five youth in OYA facilities who are earning their college degrees with the Class of 2019.

Thank You from a Foster Youth to Foster Parents

A MacLaren youth who was once in foster care designed and created an appreciation gift for OYA's foster parents.

Cutting for a Cause: 19 Youth Donate Hair to Charity

Oak Creek YCF Youth Alissa M. wanted to give back to a charity that helped her when she lost her hair at age 10.

OYA Youth Learns About Research Firsthand

Kathryn S. has been interning with OYA’s research department for more than two years.

OYA Youth Earns Right to Shred His Criminal Record

STAR Court in Marion County provides the opportunity for a clean slate.

‘We used each other as stepping stones to success’

For a recent class assignment, an OYA youth wrote about how others have inspired him to improve himself.

Youth Run Half-Marathon at Oak Creek

Eight youth at OYA's Oak Creek facility learn they can achieve their goals -- even if that means running more miles than they ever thought possible.

An Inventor’s Eye

A Camp Tillamook youth built a machine to make work easier at the facility’s plant nursery.

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.