The purpose of the Armenian Youth
Federation is to bring Armenian youth together nationwide
to foster fraternal spirit and dedication through educational,
political, athletic, social and cultural activities, so
that they may later continue to work for the Armenian
Cause as members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation
(the parent organization), and affiliated community organizations.
Over seventy years of organizational structure and evolution
bring the AYF into the twenty-first century, prepared
to undertake the critical issues facing Armenians today.
Today, the Chicago AYF, together with the Chicago Ararat
Junior Chapter are actively pursuing these goals, through
activities such as educational seminars on the local,
national and international levels, sponsorship of Camp
Haiastan summer youth camp and national athletic competitions.
The Chicago Ararat Chapter was formed by the
legendary General Karekin Nejdeh in the year 1933.