Community Service

OYC participants help out at local events. Below are examples of our past community service events and projects. If your organization is interested in the OYC helping out at your event, contact Interim Director Elisa at elisa.kaether@oregonyouthcenter.org.

Cookies for the Luke House
Oregon Youth Center takes part in baking six batches of cut out cookies over two days. On the third day youth transport the cut outs to the Oregon Area Senior Center where youth and seniors frost them together. Youth are asked to learn three things about two seniors while they are there. When the frosting is dry the OYC staff drive the cookies to the Luke House (a soup kitchen in Madison) where they are enjoyed with the Thanksgiving meal.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Youth run a face painting table as well as carnival games at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Community of Life Church.

National Night Out
Youth run a face painting table as well as carnival games, a bounce house and help out with sno cones. This event is entirely free to everyone who attends.

Prairie View Elementary PTO Family Fun Night
Staff runs a first aid table free of charge and youth help out by running carnival games, face painting, handing out lemonade and anything else the PTO needs assistance with.