Alternative Youth Activities, Inc.

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Welcome to Alternative Youth Activities Inc. 

Since January 18th 1979, Alternative Youth Activities, Inc. (AYA) has been making a difference in the lives of youth throughout the Southern Coast. AYA Schools offer a personalized educational experience for high school youth. Our mission is to develop connection, capability, and confidence in disconnected youth through relationship-based, quality learning experiences that result in academic, personal, and community success.  


AYA is a private, non-profit, accredited, educational organization serving youth who have not been successful in the public schools. Many of our students dropped out of public school or struggled with attendance, academic, or disciplinary issues.


We believe that all of them deserve a quality education.

UPDATE: AUGUST 2021
WE ARE HIRING! 

Want to make a difference in a youth’s life? Come join our fantastic team at Alternative Youth Activities! 

Please read job requirements and if interested send resume to: [email protected]

We are currently recruiting for: 

Teacher: $22 to $27 per hour DOE 
Valid Oregon teaching license, at least 1 year experience in a classroom setting or relevant experience is preferred. 

Transition Youth Advocate $15 to $20 DOE
Preferred: Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources - at least one year experience working with at risk youth and families, case management experience.

Teacher’s Aide $15 to $17 DOE 
High School Diploma or GED required. Organizational skills, flexibility and ability to work with at risk youth. 

GED Instructor $15 to $20 DOE 
High School Diploma or GED required, Associate’s Degree preferred. Ability to work with at risk youth. 

Must be able to pass a criminal justice fingerprint clearance/FBI background check. Alternative Youth Activities (AYA) provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of demonstrated ability and competence. AYA does not discriminate in recruitment, employment, transfer, or promotion of employees with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or Vietnam-era or disabled veteran status

At AYA, students have access to:

  • small classroom-learning environments
  • respectful, caring, and dedicated teachers
  • support to overcome previous barriers to                  success
  • classes that accommodate a variety of learning styles and skill level