Armenian Youth Organizations to Gather for Symposium

More than 20 groups to turn out to discuss various issues facing Armenian American Youth

GLENDALE–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s Youth Board will host a symposium of all Armenian youth organizations on Sunday March 29 at 3pm at the Pacific Community Center in Glendale, Calif., moderated by Glendale City Clerk Ardashes Kassakhian.

The first of its kind, the symposium is expected to draw the participation of every major Armenian youth organization based in Los Angeles. The representatives of participating organizations will share their thoughts and concerns about cultural preservation, political activism, education and social issues facing Armenian American youth today in the United States.

"The intention of this symposium is to bring together the leading Armenian organizations in tune with the needs and realities of the Armenian youth today and to start a dialogue about how to contribute to the advancement of the coming generation of young Armenia’s within our respective organizations," said ARF Youth Board chairman Mico Melkonian.

The organizations attending the symposium include the ACYO, AYF, AGBU Young Professionals, UYA, ARF Badanegan Organization, Armenian Evangelical Youth Fellowship, Alpha Epsilon Omega Foundation, Gaidz Youth Organization, UAS, Homenetmen, All-ASA, Homenmen, ANC-Professional Network, St. Gregory Eluminator Armenian Catholic Church youth group, AYAC, Alpha Epsilon Omega, and ARF Shant Student Association.

Initiated in 2007, the ARF Youth Board is an entity of the region’s Central Committee. One of the primary goals of the board is to offer members of the AYF, ARF Badanegan and Armenian youth at large education, guidance and assistance to better serve and lead our community.


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