A total of 17 young people are taking part in this year’s ACYOA Armenia Service Program, from June 30 to July 20. The three-week trip – which is being led by the Rev. Fr. Tateos Abdalian, with assistance from Katrina Shakarian of Holy Martyrs Armenian Church of Bayside, N.Y. – includes sight-seeing opportunities as well as a service component.
In addition to seeing Armenia’s historic, spiritual, and cultural sites, group members will volunteer at the Fund for Armenian Relief’s Ounjian School and Soup Kitchen in Gyumri. This is the first time the ACYOA is partnering with FAR to volunteer in Armenia, as part of a long-term initiative to provide opportunities for young people to visit and serve their homeland.
On this new blog feature, we will post updates and photos from the ASP group. Visit often to read about their experiences abroad.