Youth for Armenia


Yerevan, Armenia
Fax: (374-2) 151-795
Contact: Gourgen Hakopian

The Association (YFA) was founded by the Freedom Support Act Secondary School Program alumni of Armenia. It was formed in November 1994 and officially registered with the Ministry of Justice in July 1995 as an NGO.

Youth for Armenia Association was formed with a mission to promote ideas of democracy, freedom and humanism and also provide help to our newly formed republic. Besides, members of YFA share the experience gained during the academic year in the US high schools with Armenians, young and old.

At the present time, we have 54 members. To become a member of the Youth for Armenia Association one has to spend at least 6 months in American high school. The main reason for this membership requirement is the philosophy of the Association based on the understanding of democratic processes.

Accomplished Projects:

Future Plans:
Our future plans are to continue implementing benevolent, educational and intercultural projects on an advanced level using the experience acquired in the last two years. We have also mapped out to cooperate with similar youth organizations within the CIS as well as worldwide. We are open for collaboration with interested institutions.

Last updated:    August 1997

A print version of much of the information contained in this NIS Third Sector Organizations section can be found in the The Post-Soviet Handbook (Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1999).

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