The NAYA Family Center provides academic and social opportunities to grade school, middle school, and high school students to help them reach their full potential through academically rigorous learning opportunities, culturally specific programming, and provision of professional counseling and other support services.
Youth have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an advocate who can provide academic, educational and wellness support.
Our staff provides help in all academic subjects, as well as GED preparation. Our networked computer lab allows for individual core curriculum tutoring, other homework help, and assistance with research projects. Highly qualified academic specialists provide fun, culturally relevant learning opportunities.
Students will help pass on the heritage and traditions of our Native people with classes in constructing regalia, beading, drumming, and Native intertribal dancing. Additional monthly cultural classes are offered on a variety of student- and parent-suggested topics.
NAYA's recreational activities include after school drop-in sport clinics and seasonal sports teams, including basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, and wrestling. All activities emphasize healthy lifestyles, leadership, and environmentalism.
The Gang Prevention and Outreach program serves youth aged 11–19 to increase school attendance and enjoy healthy peer and family relationships. Case management services and outreach to children, their families, and other important individuals in their lives are provided.
The goal of the Homeless Youth Program is to reengage homeless youth aged 13–25 with positive adult relationships and role models in the community, which will lead to stability within their lives.
Morrison Hand in Hand Therapy provides counseling services for youth and families. The Hand in Hand program is committed to strengthening families by intervention and prevention through therapeutic treatment for children aged birth to 18 years who are experiencing emotional or behavioral problems.
NAYA Youth Services offers many seasonal programs and camps focused on academic and cultural enrichment, including the Spring break camps, the Summer Institute and the Math and Science Augmentation Program (MASAP).
Healthy Kids is health coverage for Oregon's children and teens that don't have health insurance. NAYA can help you with the process of applying for the program.