GLENDALE–The Armenian Youth Federation Central Executive has establishment of its Armenian Literary Project (ALP).
The ALP–established in light of the AYF’s mission to preserve Armenian culture and national identity–will work to make Armenian literature readily available to Armenian youth.
"The organization has noticed a decline in the accessibility of Armenian literature for the youth," said Myrna Douzjian–Director of the ALP. "In order to make our literary masterpieces less daunting to our youth and non-Armenia’s alike–we decided to translate important works–some in summary–and others as their full texts."
The ALP will provide complete–thorough and authentic translations of major Armenian literary works while preserving and disseminating the rich history of the Armenian literary tradition.
Initially–the ALP will present the ideology of revolution as it pertains to the Armenian Cause–and hopes that through these texts–they will instill a renewed Armenian identity in the youth today.
"We hope that in the coming years–with the expansion of the project–the scope of literary texts covered by the ALP will broaden," said Douzjian. "We encourage all interested bilingual individuals to participate in and contribute to this important project."
The Armenian Youth Federation of the Western United States serves Armenian American communities west of the Mississippi through education–athletics–political activism–cultural activities and social settings. To learn more about the Armenian Youth Federation please log on to www.AYFwest.org.