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Aug 9, 2005

Garrison, NY - The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is pleased to announce two new resources for youth workers, The GOYA Curriculum, Year 1 and the third video in the Orthodox Christian Teen Video Series entitled Teen Violence: Fight the Good Fight.

The GOYA Curriculum was created to assist advisors working with youth from 7th through 12th grades. The Curriculum includes 12 sessions for the Ecclesiastical year that build on each topic by including discussion questions and answers, prayers, ice-breakers, illustrations, scriptural references, activities, and an opportunity for the GOYAn's to journal. Additionally, each session has a one- page "GOYA Notes" handout for photocopy to send home with each GOYAn. This handout summarizes each lesson and suggests activities and further resources for the family to build on the topic in their home.

The third video in the Orthodox Christian Teen Video Series, entitled Teen Violence: Fight the Good Fight, was created to help youth workers and parents deal with difficult subjects that face our young people daily. The first two videos focused on Substance Abuse and Sexual Purity. Each video features hierarchs, clergy, psychologists, professionals in the various fields and youth workers who have had experience in working through these issues with our Orthodox young people. Each video is accompanied with a resource book which has vital statistics and information, additional resources, youth group sessions and retreats, to assist both the clergy and youth worker.

The GOYA Curriculum and the Teen Violence Video, as well as additional resources for youth workers can be ordered on the Department Web site at: http://www.youth.goarch.org (print the order form in the "For Youth Workers" section) or by calling, 646-519-6180.

Contact:

Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Web site: http://www.youth.goarch.org
Tel: 646-519-6180

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