Tag Archives: Youth

AYF Partners with Hollywood Presbyterian for March 5 Blood Drive

LOS ANGELES–Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) has partnered with the American Red Cross and Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) along with other community organizations for a large-scale blood drive that will take place on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the hospital’s auditorium, 8am to 8pm. "A single blood donation can help save the lives of up

AYF Initiates Online Petition on Armenia-Turkey Relations

The Armenian Youth Federation’s Eastern Region has initiated an on-line petition through which Diasporan Armenia’s may convey their concern regarding recent developmen’s in Armenia’s foreign policy, as well as reaffirm their views on Armeno-Turkish relations. This petition will be sent to His Excellency Tatoul Markarian, Armenian Ambassador to the United States. All Armenia’s are asked

All-ASA Leadership Retreat Trains Next Generation of Community Organizers

BIG PINES, Calif., –President Obama has made community organizing a hot topic these days. But very few understand what it actually means to organize people around community-based issues. It’s not an easy task, but a group of young Armenia’s took time out of their busy schedules to spend their weekend, secluded from city life, learning

The Opposite of Silence

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in momen’s of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr.’s words never rang as true as they did this week. As millions of people continued to pour into the nation’s capital on the day

The AYF Inspires

"You cannot create experience, you must undergo it." Taking Albert Camus’ truism to heart, the Armenian Youth Federation has spent the last 75 years preparing generations of leaders, giving young Armenian-Americans the opportunity to gain real world experience through service to their communities. Keeping with tradition, the organization’s Central Executive kicked off this fiscal year

AYF Picnic Brings Community Youth Together

GLENDALE–Hundreds of former AYF campers reunited at Verdugo Park Sunday for a day of food, games, and holiday fun organized by the Armenian Youth Federation. The picnic brought together old and new friends, as youth from across the community joined the outing. The event was organized to strengthen ties between the AYF and the community

Understanding History in Order to Change It:The Soviet Legacy in Today’s Armenia

Can you imagine trying to understand the depopulation of Nakhichevan or Kharabakh’s struggle for self-determination without considering the impact of Stalin’s decision to carve up these regions from Armenia in 1921? Better yet, can you imagine trying to understand the present state of Armenian-Turkish relations without looking at the facts of the Armenian Genocide? Although

Fall 2008 Haytoug Preview

Today, with the fall of the Soviet Union and an independent Armenian Republic, one of our leading concerns is finding ways to bolster our homeland’s statehood and development. Paramount in this concern is the need to ensure equality and a decent standard of living for the entire people of Armenia. Defending social justice and seeking

Understanding Vahan Cardashian’s Legacy

A book on Vahan Cardashian, the man who set the foundation for Armenian political advocacy in the United States, has long been overdue. Finally, earlier this year, the Center for Armenian Remembrance (CAR) released a compilation documenting some of this man’s legendary work. Born in Caesarea around 1880, Cardashian made his way to the United

A Message from the Haytoug Editors

Envisioning and Ensuring a Just Future One of the reasons for our organization’s longevity has been our ability to adapt to the changes of our times–both in the US and the Armenian nation. In the era surrounding our creation, we focused on gathering the youth and keeping our sense of identity alive. As time went

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