August 29, 2014 10:05 am
Recently, FAR hosted a reunion for the Young Professionals Trip’s alumni in New York City. On May 29th, several alumni gathered on the Diocesan Plaza for a night of great music, delicious food, and engaging conversation.
Participants from trips as far back as 1996 shared their experiences – allowing each other to track the progression of the trips. As guests joyfully reminisced to their time in Armenia, they were also introduced to a new way of engaging in positive development in Armenia: FAR’s crowdfunding platform and civic initiative Ayo! raises funds for local solutions to local challenges in Armenia and implements these projects through FAR.
The Young Professionals Trip (YPT) serves to bring together the diasporan community to discover their own Armenia. Traveling with FAR allows participants to gain a unique perspective on their ancestral homeland in addition to exploring the country’s beauty, history, and culture. FAR’s Young Professionals build relationships with local Armenians and come face to face with current issues in Armenia, better facilitating them to engage in the future of Armenia.
To learn more about the annual Young Professionals Trip to Armenia, and discover how you can be a part of this exciting community, please visit www.farusa.org/ypt/.