GLENDALE–The 2005 AYF Youth Corps participants arrived in Armenia on Tuesday–July 12–to build a youth center that will serve the city of Vayk and the nearby villages.
The participants–who will stay in Armenia and Artsakh for nearly a month–will mark the first time the Youth Corps program works to build a youth center.
The group members will also have the opportunity to meet with government officials–local ARF representatives–and AYF members. They will also spend their weekends sightseeing in Armenia and Artsakh.
The participants of the 2005 Youth Corps program come from areas including San Francisco–Fresno–and Glendale.
The AYF Youth Corps program–founded in 1994–has sent over 110 Armenian youth to Artsakh and Armenia to assist in the rebuilding efforts of various Armenian structures such as schools–centers–churches–and youth camps. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the AYF Youth Corps program.