Dzidzernagapert (Photo: Nanore Barsoumian)

A Letter to Turkey from an Armenian Youth

Dear Turkey, Growing up, the word “hate” was strictly banned by my parents. The word was rarely used unless I was feeling rebellious. I would use it when I didn’t get my way, when I didn’t understand my math homework, and it would come out especially when my grandmother would tell me about [more...]

April 21, 2015 // 11 Comments

Alissa Der Kazarian holds up her poster

Der Kazarian Wins State and District Contest for Peace Poster

Alissa Der Kazarian of Rutland, Mass., was recently honored by the Lion’s Club at their conference in Boxborough. She won the Lion’s Club district and state contest for her peace poster design. She was awarded a cash prize and presented with a framed copy of her entry. Der Kazarian’s [more...]

April 17, 2015 // 1 Comment

Worcester vs. New Jersey

North Andover Hosts AYF-YOARF 2015 National Athletic Tournament

By Hrag Arakelian NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.—This year’s AYF National Athletic Tournament (NAT) was hosted by the North Andover “Sassoun” AYF Chapter from March 6-8. It was a weekend of fellowship, entertainment, and friendly competition between Senior members of the AYF’s [more...]

April 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Welcome to Haiastan!

Are you ready to put away your scarves and mittens and take out your sunscreen and shorts? Are you sitting in class each day wondering when this cold weather will end and how many days are left until summer vacation? Welcome to Haiastan! If you have said yes to any of the above questions we have [more...]

March 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

U. Vahe Boghosian at Camp Javakhk in 2014

‘Camp Javakhk 2015′ Accepting Applications

The Armenian Relief Society (ARS), Inc. invites youth interested in making a difference and connecting with their brothers and sisters in Javakhk to apply for a counselor position at one of four summer camps in the region. Camp Javakhk 2015 promises to be truly memorable and fulfilling, with the [more...]

March 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Despite the snow, and the 2015 “Varantian” Ball was another huge success!

RI Celebrates ‘Varantian’ Chapter

By Alysha Phillips On Jan. 24, the Rhode Island Armenian community came to celebrate the accomplishments of the Providence AYF “Varantian” Chapter. Amidst the snow and ice that evening, more than 250 people came out to show their support and enjoy each other’s company. Despite the snow, and [more...]

February 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

The annual Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Senior National Athletic Tournament will take place March 6-8.

North Andover AYF Hosting National Athletic Tournament

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.—Athletic teams from coast to coast will converge upon North Andover March 6-8 for the annual Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Senior National Athletic Tournament (NAT). It’s been confirmed that there will be representation from California and from throughout the [more...]

February 24, 2015 // 0 Comments


AYF-YOARF Seeks Director for Armenia Internship Program

The AYF-YOARF Eastern Region is seeking a qualified and motivated director for its Internship in Armenia program that will take place this summer. Applicants should speak fluent Armenian or at least have a strong command of the language. The ideal candidate has spent significant time in Yerevan, [more...]

February 24, 2015 // 0 Comments


Youth Making a Difference on the Centennial

By Andrew Devedjian   76 DAYS. It is February 7, 2015, and there are only 76 days until April 24, when we mark 100 years of injustice. Plans from all over have flooded our communities on how to handle this occasion—whether meeting with Senators in Washington, D.C., or holding lectures with [more...]

February 4, 2015 // 0 Comments


DC-Area Students Write Letters to Syrian-Armenian Children

BETHESDA, Md.—Just before going on Christmas break, students at the Soorp Khatch Hamasdegh Armenian School participated in a letter-writing activity and fundraiser for their Syrian-Armenian counterparts living in war. The students drew beautiful pictures and wrote heartfelt letters to the [more...]

January 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

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