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Their Legacy Lives on in Javakhk – U. Patil Aslanian

In 2011, U. Verginie and I had the opportunity to visit Javakhk as part of the Armenian Youth Federation Western Region Youth Corps program. This year we both had the privilege of participating in Armenian Relief Society Camp Javakhk program that is modeled after Youth Corps. The idea is to provide underprivileged Armenian kids with the opportunity to learn Armenian history, songs, folk dances, English, and importance of hygiene through a summer

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The Agoomp – U. Verginie Touloumian

After being uprooted from ancestral lands for various reasons, Armenian refugees were scattered and formed an Armenian diaspora. In order to ensure that the Armenian’s in these newly formed communities stayed together one of the fundamental steps was to unite them by creating Armenian Centers [Ակումբ-Agoomp] for them to collectively spend time together. These centers were made up of three pillars: national, moral, and ideological ideals.

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Javakhk Round 2 – U. Raffi Rachdouni

The next time you begin to doubt your capabilities, envision the life-changing experience you may have missed out on by not taking that brave step. Imagine that instead of thinking you're mediocre and your actions meaningless to others, you take a step closer to that indescribable adventure. Now  picture some of the most inspiring young children; a feeling of humbling empowerment overcomes you when you stop and realize that you've molded their lives

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Come Hungry to This Summer’s Camp Haiastan Picnics!

Craving kebab? Be sure to visit Camp Haiastan this summer for one of the many Sunday picnics being held at the upper camp grounds. The address is: Camp Haiastan 722 Summer St. Franklin, MA 02038 We hope to see you there! Please be sure to tell your friends & families about the AYF Eastern Region picnic on Sunday, July 21. This is a major fundraiser for the AYF and we appreciate all of your support.   Come hungry and we'll see you at Camp!

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From Javakhk to America, Hello. – U. Adam Aktchian

Being involved in the 2012 Javakhk Jampar was by far my most rewarding life experience to date.  Living together with new and old friends in an unfamiliar environment and creating lifelong ties was just scratching the surface of how worthwhile the trip was for me.  What I saw in Javakhk was not what I expected at all.  From the breathtaking scenery to all the loving and accepting people we met in the towns, I felt a sense of belonging that you

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