Children have a number of influences that shape their thoughts and actions. For a fortunate group of Armenia’s in Glendale–one such influence has been ARF Badanegan.
Nearly a quarter of a century after their establishment–the Shant and Simon Zavarian Badanegan chapters of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation continue to educate–motivate–and engage kids in all matters Armenian.
Representing the largest Armenian community in America–the chapters provide a venue for today’s youth to exchange ideas on current affairs and learn about historical issues and figures–both essential in preserving our political and cultural philosophies.
The Shant and Simon Zavarian Badanegan chapters also provide badanees the opportunity to express their creative side by performing in plays such as Menk Hayeres–Yes Yerkelov Goozem Mernil–and Sev-Jermag. They have worked together in local elections–protests–feeding the homeless–and fundraising for humanitarian causes. Through it all–they have built life-long friendships. As they grow into professionals–they are equipped with the wisdom and tools to make a marked difference in Armenian affairs.
In an effort to rekindle the friendships and sentimen’s instilled in its members through the years–the Shant and Zavarian chapters will be hosting a reunion on June 12. To learn more about the reunion–call (818) 516-2013 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org