AYF Summer 2017: Staff Week at Camp Haiastan

The “AYF Summer 2017” section of the Armenian Weekly’s Youth page will highlight the 2017 summer programs of the Armenian Youth Federation – Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (AYF-YOARF) Eastern United States. *** 2017 Staff Week at Camp Haiastan By Victoria [more...]

June 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

From the Land Down Under to the ‘Other Hairenik’

An Interview with AYF Australia Central Executive Chairperson Aram Tufenkjian Special for the Armenian Weekly WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) is an 84-year-old organization that has spread its roots across the globe, establishing a presence in over ten regions where [more...]

June 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Inherent Unity: Reflections from AYF Junior Seminar

  PROSPECT, Penn.—Tucked deep into the woods of Pennsylvania, the strings of an electric guitar hummed the tune to Sari Siroun Yar, a traditional Armenian melody swirling in the cool air thousands of miles away from its birthplace. Juniors enjoying a game of basketball (Photo: AYF-YOARF) [more...]

June 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

2017 AYF Olympics: Cultural

2017 Armenian Youth Federation Senior Olympic Games, Hosted by the AYF-YOARF Racine “Armen Garo” Chapter, to Take Place in Downtown Milwaukee The Saturday of an AYF Olympic weekend is usually the day that families, and extended families and friends, venture out and take in the cultural [more...]

June 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Krafian Crowned Massachusetts Champion Winning All-State Pentathlon

BELMONT, Mass. (The Belmontonian)—Her first name means “sweet” in Armenian and in the state finals of the multi-event pentathlon held June 1, Belmont High junior track star Anoush Krafian strung together a quintet of top-flight results that produced the sweetest of outcomes—a Massachusetts [more...]

June 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

2017 AYF-YOARF Junior Seminar: A Weekend with Purpose

  PROSPECT, Penn. (A.W.)—They arrived by the bus loads: 350 members, 84 years of tradition, 15 chapters, nine lecturers, with one purpose. The 2017 Armenian Youth Federation – Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Eastern United States (AYF-YOARF) Junior Seminar took [more...]

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Power of Purpose

It is truly amazing being Armenian… Not a day goes by without either thinking of the event that just passed or about the next event coming up. Whether it is your next chapter meeting, dance, social or even going to Armenian school this weekend, there is always something. Asbarez news English [more...]

May 30, 2017 // 1 Comment

AYF Member Anoush Krafian Hurdling Towards Track Laurels

By Franklin B. Tucker BELMONT, Mass. (The Belmontonian)—After missing out of a Division 3 indoor championship by one-hundredth of a second, Belmont High School’s Anoush Krafian showed she hasn’t slowed down in the spring rain as the junior won the 100 meter hurdles at the prestigious [more...]

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Camp Haiastan: What are Your Plans for the Summer?

Camp Haiastan is Seeking Additional Staff Members to Accommodate Growing Enrollment! By Hrach Mikaelian So, here is a question for you: How many of you remember your first Camp Haiastan Counselor?  Mine was unger Vahe Dombalegian—1992, Session 3, Cabin 6. That year, my cousin and I went to camp [more...]

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Equal Parts Love and Butter: To All Armenian Moms

To all Armenian moms on Mother’s Day, Thank you. To all Armenian moms on Mother’s Day. Thank you. Thank you for showing strength like I’ve never seen before. For dragging me to Armenian school on Fridays and church on Sundays. For making sure that I never went without. For shoveling an extra [more...]

May 15, 2017 // 2 Comments

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