become a mentor

what is mentoring?

Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship between a youth and an adult who provides consistent support, guidance and concrete help as the younger person may go through a difficult, challenging situation or period in life. The goal of mentoring is to help youth gain the skills and confidence to be responsible for their own future. This includes an increasing emphasis on academic and occupational skills.

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become a part of our team
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OYCP strives to be an inclusive environment where we honor value and welcome those who bring different skills, perspectives and backgrounds to the workplace. As a program, we have chosen to center diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do. If you are looking to join a team that not only contributes to youth transformation but also values individual and cultural differences, we want to hear from you!

We provide opportunities for youth to change, which in turn supports strong communities, healthy kids, education, economic vitality and a sustainable future. And our staff, at all levels, often use phrases like “rewarding,” “make a difference,” and “meaningful” to describe their jobs. We seek people who want challenging work where they will learn, grow and feel good about what they are doing.

Many OYCP employees provide direct care for youth, while others serve to support those that work in and outside of our facility, in a variety of roles. If you’re looking for a rewarding career that positively affects the lives of at-risk teenagers, you’re in the right place! OYCP’s vision is to be one of the State’s leaders and premier youth programs serving high school dropouts and those who are not likely to succeed in the traditional high school system.

  • Paid vacation, sick, and personal days
  • 11 paid holidays/year
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement through the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS)
  • Deferred compensation through the Oregon Savings Growth Plan
  • Public service loan forgiveness
  • Many more!
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Students doing a science experiment

Service to Community Request

To request a service to community project please fill out the request form below and our S2C Coordinator will contact you for further details and information.

OYCP only serves the central Oregon region for service to community projects.

Submission of the form below does not guarantee service. OYCP reserves the right to select the projects or events that best serve an educational purpose to our cadets while at the same time providing a free service to the communities of central Oregon.

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Service to Community (S2C) Request