Greek Orthodox Youth of America
The mission and goal of GOYA ministry is to lead young people into experiencing the Holy Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church, our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey towards salvation.
GOYA is ministry for junior high and high school grade Orthodox Christian teenagers. Teenagers should be at least 13 years of age before joining. Its main activities are fellowship, service, and social activities. The orientation and implementation of the program reflects the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition, and Life. The St. Athanasius GOYA organizes a number af annual fundraisers including the Fall Family Glendi and the Christmas Wreath Sale. They also participate in outreach to the sick and needy and enjoy social activities including apple picking, the annual semi-formal, and trips to Boston and New York city.
2019-2020 GOYA Officers
President: Kiki Mamounas
Vice President: Kanella Boretos
Treasurers: Chris Dakopoulos and Maria Dakopoulos
Correspondence Secretary: Mia Stanitsas
Correspondence Secretary (Bulletin): Antoni Ioakimidis
Secretary of Minutes: Stelia Deligiannidis
Forefeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary; The Holy Prophet Michaias (Micah); Holy Hieromartyr Marcellus, Bishop of Apameia; Holy New Martyr Symeon of Trapezoundos (1653)