AYF to Commemorate Genocide Centennial

Eternal Flame Comes to Philadelphia in August PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—This August, the Philadelphia chapter of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) commemorates the 100th year since the start of the Armenian Genocide, on April 24, 1915. The yearlong initiative centers on the Eternal Flame, which [more...]

July 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Dalita Getzoyan

AYF-YOARF Interns Write from Armenia

The following articles are written by AYF-YOARF interns currently in Armenia. *** Home By Ani Sarajian So this is my first blog post. I’ve never blogged, but I’m going to try to make all of you feel the love I have for being in Armenia, even though I’ve only been here for a week and a half. [more...]

July 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Eternal Flame in Yerevan, in April 2014

The Eternal Flame

With the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on the horizon, the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Eastern USA started a project to bring awareness to those atrocities. The plan involves passing an “eternal flame” torch from Armenia through the U.S. and Canada and then Western Armenia. The [more...]

July 14, 2014 // 0 Comments


Sahagian: Your Armenians, Not Mine!

“You’re Armenian? Well, I know you fought Azerbaijan and won,” a Scandinavian girl told me when we were first introduced a few years ago. I did not comprehend the value of those words back then. Never had a stranger brought up that war as the first term of reference; usually the genocide was [more...]

July 10, 2014 // 4 Comments


AYF Eastern Region Issues Statement on Syria

The Armenian Youth Federation Eastern Region finds many opportunities throughout the year to come together and unite over a common cause.  Most recently, we have observed the power at our fingertips and the scope of work we are able to accomplish during unfortunate times when our fellow diasporans [more...]

June 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

The participants in the seminar

To Remember… To Remind… To Reclaim!

By Ani Hackett “To remember, to remind, and to reclaim” was the theme of the 2014 AYF Junior Seminar. As a Junior, I have been taught and have realized that I have the power to make a difference in my local chapter, the Greater Boston “Nejdeh” Chapter, and help my ungers remember the [more...]

June 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

A youngster places a flower by the eternal flame. (Photo: Tom Vartabedian)

‘Hai Tahd? Can you explain what that is?’

By Dalita Getzoyan A few months ago, I was at a Providence Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Juniors meeting. At a certain point during the meeting, the Seniors were asked to introduce themselves and say what they do in the AYF. When it was my turn, I introduced myself as a member of the Central [more...]

May 24, 2014 // 3 Comments


AYF Olympics Return to Detroit for the 81st

Reserve your hotel room at Adoba today! The annual Olympics weekend of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (YOARF) is headed back to Detroit, Mich., this coming Labor Day weekend, and the Steering Committee is hard at work to make the 81st [more...]

May 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Andrew Ylitalo

Composing My First Suite in A(rmenian)

Special for the Armenian Weekly At 11 years old, I couldn’t have been more proud to know the alphabet. Not my ABCs, but my “ayp, pen, kims.” It was Armenian class. Finally, I could string together letters to form words, and it felt like my recent progression from notes to scales on my [more...]

April 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

The "Armenian Wall of Fame"

WHS Students Remember Genocide, Help Rural Armenia

By Siran Tamakian WATERTOWN, Mass.—Watertown High School (WHS) is the only public school in the United States that offers Armenian as a foreign language. Aside from learning how to read, write, and speak (in four progressive levels, Armenian I, II, III, and IV), and about Armenian culture and [more...]

April 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

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