GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America)
Greek Orthodox Youth of America (“GOYA”) is a youth organization for ages 13-18. The teens meet regularly and participate in social, religious, athletic and philanthropic activities throughout the year. Inter-GOYA activities promote fellowship between the youth of neighboring Greek Orthodox communities.
As part of GOYA, we raise funds for Missions programs overseas to build Orthodox churches, for St. Basil’s Academy (an orphanage in upstate New York), and for the Ronald McDonald House. Our members also participate in the Mr. and Mrs. GOYA Pageant, and in efforts to feed the hungry at local soup kitchens.
GOYA meets every other Tuesday. All teens between 13 and 18 years old are welcome to register. For more information, please contact:
We look forward to another fabulous year in GOYA! September begins with Welcome Back Sunday, our Ice Cream Social, and our first meeting (click here for the Church Calendar). We have many great events planned including service and outreach activities, continuing our “Feed the Hungry” program for the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) in Hempstead, and new outreach events combined with Philoptochos and other church organizations. We will also have a lot of fun at our Inter-GOYA dances, trips, and retreats!
We welcome all new and returning GOYAns to attend these events and learn about the activities and events ahead.
GOYA also offers participation in organized basketball and soccer leagues through the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Click here for more information.
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College-Bound GOYAns and OCF
The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official campus ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. OCF is a growing ministry, vital to young adults who are looking for an Orthodox Christian community while in college. Visit ocf.net and navigate the site for registration, a list of campuses, available resources and retreat/event opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.
For GOYAns going off to college, please let us know where you are going so we can connect you to a campus ministry. Please call the church office at (516) 944-3180.