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WHAT DOES ACYOA MEAN TO YOU?
Chapter leaders are encouraged to attend the ACYOA Chapter Workshop being held on January 14-16 at St. David Armenian Church in Boca Raton, FL. Now in its third year, the workshop is specifically designed for those who serve as executive officers of their local ACYOA chapter. It is also open to those who hale from parishes with no ACYOA chapter, but who are committed to establishing one. This is the perfect venue to get 'how-to' information and ask questions about the functions and mission of the ACYOA.
This past November, over 250 guests packed the Hanoian Hall at St. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church, with everyone dancing until 2am!
Detroit's "November Dance: Fall Fantasy" hosted by the St. John's ACYOA Seniors was a smashing success once again this year. Held at St. John’s Armenian Cultural Hall, the event brought together over 300 ACYOA members, other local Armenian youth, and out-of-town visitors from all over the Midwest and as far away as Massachusetts and California.
For the 3rd year in a row, the band was comprised of All-Star musicians hailing from New England...
With flu season in full swing, the Providence ACYOA decided to do their best to keep the viral disease at a minimum; and what better way to contribute to the fight against influenza than to sponsor a free Flu Shot Clinic?
How to show thanks
How witnessing can change lives (especially your own) As you may know, I teach at an inner city high school in New York. Many of my students face challenges that most of us have been lucky enough to avoid. One of these students, “Andy”, recently shared with me that his mother had committed suicide. Both as a professional and a Christian, I now had the responsibility to see that Andy got the support and counsel that he needed.
I try to appreciate little things in life and stay grateful all year but there is something about the holiday season that makes me a bit sentimental. One of the things I am most thankful for is the role of the Armenian Church and ACYOA in my life.
Philly Sports Weekend UPDATE!
Looking to connect with other ACYOA members on a deeper level? Join us for a weekend in Michigan to reflect & refresh. Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks!
ACYOA members attending a leadership conference at the Diocesan Center in New York last weekend learned that good leadership is grounded in a strong sense of identity. Themed "Leading with Faith," this month's seminar focused on exploring how the Christian faith is at the core of the Armenian identity, and how that faith has inspired generations of leaders to build up the Armenian nation.
On Sunday, September 19, 2010, Marcus Dalakian, a member of the St. Mary ACYOA in Livingston, NJ, was ordained a sub-deacon by His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian.
Krikor Javardian spent seven weeks at Saint Vartan Camp serving as the Athletic Director. Talin Hitik, who served four years on ACYOA Central Council (2006-2009), held the position of Programming Director at Hye Camp. Inside, they share their experiences.
As summer comes to an end, the ACYOA has a lot to be thankful for. Our summer was very active and productive; many of our members volunteered their time and talent at both of our Diocesan summer camps - St. Vartan Camp in Greenville, NY and Hye Camp in Ingelside, IL. Several other ACYOA members traveled to our homeland on the Armenia Service Program (ASP).
Der Stepanos Doudoukjian has been a vital part of St. Nersess Seminary for years, pouring his time, heart, love, energy, and soul into the summer programs. Jonathan Dadekian of St. Peter Armenian Church in Watervliet, NY, reflects on Der Stepanos' impact as he embarks on a new chapter in his life.
This year, the group of 17 participants was led by Rev. Fr. Tateos Abdalian, a veteran ASP leader. ASP particpant, Liana Kurkjian of White Plains, NY, shares her experience
Three ACYOA members interned at the Diocese through the AGBU summer internship program in New York City. Despite being in different departments, each intern expressed gaining a deeper desire and commitment to serving the Armenian Church. Here are their st
ACYOA General Assembly & Sports Weekend
Hayr Simeon Odabashian on the Youth Movement in Armenia
ACYOA Central Council meets with Primate in Chicago
Young leaders throughout our Diocese participated in the 11th annual Leadership Conference. There were 67 ACYOA members represented from 32 different parishes.
Chapter Workshop 2010