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Extraordinary Youth

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2017

We listen back to some of the amazing young people we spoke to in 2016.

Portland High School Students Aspire To Achieve And Redefine The 'American Dream'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2016

Three dozen high schoolers gathered for a town hall convened by "Think Out Loud" and the CENTER in North Portland to talk about how they define the American Dream today and their hopes for the future.

The Future Of The American Dream

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2016

High school students from around Portland gathered in North Portland to share their personal stories, their experiences and what the American Dream means to them.

First Housing Program For LGTBQ Youth To Open

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 28, 2015

New Avenues For Youth is setting up a house for homeless LGTBQ youth, the first such housing program of its kind in Portland.

Warm Springs Youth Council Attends White House Gathering

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 5, 2015

The newly formed Warms Springs Youth Council brought back lessons and inspiration from their trip to Washington, D.C. this summer.

Youth Suicide In Idaho

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2015

Idaho ranks among the highest rates of youth suicide in the nation. We'll hear how state officials are approaching the problem.

Multnomah County Considering E-Cigarette Regulations

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, and in Oregon, they're completely unregulated.

How To Get Foster Parents For Kids In The OYA

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Youth Authority hopes to bring in more foster parents to care for some of the hardest kids to place — those who are in the criminal justice system already.

Possible Changes Ahead For The Oregon Youth Authority

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Lawmakers heard a report this week about a possible reorganization of the state's youth correction system.

Responses To Gang Violence: Spartan Boxing And K.E.Y.

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 25, 2014

We continue our occasional series highlighting different responses to gang violence in Oregon with a look at a boxing program in Medford, part of a larger approach called Keep Encouraging Youth (KEY).

Responses To Gang Violence: 11:45

OPB | Broadcast: July 22, 2014

TUESDAY: We start our occasional series profiling different responses to gang violence around the state with a look at a faith-based mentorship program called 11:45.

Controversy Surrounds Portland Arrival Of Good News Club

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2014

MONDAY: The arrival in Portland of a Christian youth program called the Good News Club has met with opposition.

For Families with Transgender Children, Finding Support Can Be A Challenge

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 8, 2013

FRIDAY: A Portland organization with a global reach hopes to provide transgender children and their families with advocacy and support.

Young Adult Fiction Attracting More Readers

OPB | Broadcast: June 28, 2013

Young adult fiction has grown up over the past decades, bringing in readers of all ages. 

Getting Mental Healthcare To Transition Age Youth

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2013

Several years ago, the state found that Oregon youth age 16-25 were 80 percent less likely to get the mental health care they need compared with other age groups. How have things changed since then?

Youth and Religion

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 9, 2012

Lewis and Clark professor Monica Miller wants to know how young people in Portland think about religion and faith.

Writing Myself

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2012

Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom's new documentary offers a window into a playwriting class at an alternative high school.

Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility

OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2012

From inside Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility we ask inmates: what is happening in prison to make them better citizens when they are released?

Youth Unemployment

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2012

The unemployment rate for people under 25 is even higher than the overall unemployment rate. And it's going up.

Young Hunters in Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 10, 2012

The number of young hunters in Oregon is decreasing. What does that mean for the business and culture of hunting?