Youth Group

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Our Community is committed to reaching out to all our members.

We are working diligently and comprehensively to create programs for all ages that gather, nurture, inspire and celebrate our Hellenic Culture & Orthodox Christian Faith. Through social & educational programs we can effectively gather the members of our community and unite and support them as one Greek Orthodox Family. Our youth programs will also act as a tool to bring the youth in our community closer by always presenting our Culture and Faith through fun and creative activities and events which will promote lasting friendships and great memories.

HOPE (Kindergarten – Grade 3)

HOPE – Hellenic Orthodox Pre Youth Group. Its mission is to lead our little community members into experiencing fun through an assortment of games and activities, at the same time making long lasting friendships, all while maintaining the spirit of our faith. HOPE members will be meeting bi-monthly, as well as participating in day camps and excursions throughout the year!

When: Every other Sunday, from 1:15 – 2:15pm
Where: Small Hall
Cost: free for HCV members,  $25 for non-members for the year. A $100 volunteer deposit is required, to be reimbursed upon fulfillment of two volunteer shifts at the Greek Food Festival.

JOY (Grade 4 – 6)

JOY – Junior Orthodox Youth Group. Its mission is to lead our young people into experiencing Greek Orthodox Culture & Faith through a wide range of games, activities and discussions.

When: Every Sunday, from 12:15 – 1:15pm
Where: Small Hall
Cost: free for HCV members,  $25 for non-members for the year. A $100 volunteer deposit is required, to be reimbursed upon fulfillment of two volunteer shifts at the Greek Food Festival.

GOYA (Grade 7 – 11)

GOYA – Greek Orthodox Youth Association. This fantastic group of youth will engage in activities, make lifelong friendships and express their faith throughout the year with several events. GOYA will meet bi-monthly, as well as participate in day camps, excursions, re-treats and more. Through hands on activities, this program offers group leadership, planning and communication skills. Our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their life’s journey as Greek Orthodox Christians.

When: Every second Wednesday, from 8 – 9:30pm
Where: Gym
Cost: free for HCV members,  $25 for non-members for the year. A $100 volunteer deposit is required, to be reimbursed upon fulfillment of two volunteer shifts at the Greek Food Festival.

ENA (Young Adults Youth, Grade 12 & up)

ENA (meaning ‘one’) is our Young Adults Youth Group. This ministry group serves the Greek Orthodox college students, young professionals and young adults in our community. ENA is a great program that gives young adults the opportunity to be more involved in the Hellenic Community and Orthodox Faith; through discussions, excursions, Greek Nights and more, ENA allows its members an opportunity to make lasting friendships, all the while learning valuable tools to help them in their everyday lives.

When:Every second Wednesday, from 7pm – 8:30pm
Where: Location changes – Please contact youthprograms@helleniccommunity.org for program location!
Cost: free for HCV members,  $25 for non-members for the year. A $100 volunteer deposit is required, to be reimbursed upon fulfillment of two volunteer shifts at the Greek Food Festival.

Schedules

All days & times are listed underneath the specific program. All programs begin the week of September 16th until the week of December 4th. Programs will resume again after Christmas break the week of January 15th and will end before Easter, the week of  April 15th.

If you have any questions please email  youthprograms@helleniccommunity.org

Fees & Registration

To register for youth group please register online. Fees must be completed online in full to complete your registration. See the link below to register.

How can you help out?

Help is always needed and appreciated. For anyone interested in volunteering their time to help out with our youth groups please see Fr. Constantinos Economos or. Volunteer hours will be logged and reference letters can be given upon request!

To run these programs we are in constant need of supplies! If you would like to donate please contact the Hellenic Community of Vancouver at 604.266.7148 or e-mail us at  youthprograms@helleniccommunity.org