The foundation of all youth ministry is the cultivation and education of our young people in order to become viable members of the Body of Christ.
It is virtually impossible to keep up with every new trend and movement of youth culture. Growing up in today’s society is a much more difficult task than it was in previous times. Our young people are being shaped by negative and destructive influences, ones that can and will define who they are and who they will become. For this reason, the positive teachings and traditions of the Orthodox Church must become a living presence in their lives. This makes youth ministry not an option, but a necessity.
The Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, ministers to young people in grades 7 – 12
Presidents: Catie Maniscalco
GOYA will focus around Greek Dance lessons, as well as events, outings, and other service opportunities. See the schedule below. GOYA meets on Thursdays!Greek Dance Flyer pg2