2019 Armenia Service Program

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The Armenia Service Program or ASP has a long history of providing young adults with a unique opportunity to affirm their faith, discover their homeland and serve its people in a meaningful way. Participants return home enriched and inspired by their experience and eager to strengthen their bond with the homeland and their Church. We are pleased to announce that the 2019 ACYOA Armenia Service Program has been scheduled for June 26 - July 16.

We are pleased to announce that our Primate has appointed Fr. Hratch Sargsyan to lead this year’s trip to help guide our young people on their journey to their homeland. This summer, we are once again partnering with the Fund for Armenian Relief and ayo! 

 

Participants will be spending a few days working with children at a summer camp. In addition, they will have the opportunity to learn more about the FAR Children’s Center and innovative programs such as ayo! In addition to the service portion of the trip, the group will visit religious and cultural sites throughout Armenia, including Yerevan, Etchmiadzin and Sevan, as well as participate in special youth gathering with young adults from across the world.

We ask that you support ASP by:

  1. Promoting the program with your local youth by posting information on your parish website, in your e-newsletters and in your church bulletins. 

  2. Identify one or more young adult in your parish community to recruit and encourage to attend.

  3. Provide financial assistance as a parish community, when possible. 

 

The first 20 participants to register will receive a $500 scholarship bringing the cost of the trip from $2,950 to $2,450. Provided by SIMA tours, the price includes round trip airfare (via Aeroflot) from JFK Airport to Yerevan, ground transportation and transfers in Armenia, all tours with a bilingual tour guide, lodging, and two meals a day.

 

Please complete the online registration by March 15.

 

Have any questions? Please feel free to contact Jennifer Morris, Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, at jenniferm@armeniandiocese.org or at (248) 648-0702.