What is GOYA?

The Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, is the ministry to teenagers of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Since GOYA is ministry, the orientation and implementation of the program should reflect the Orthodox Christian Faith, Tradition, and Life.

GOYA is ministry to junior high and high school grade Orthodox Christian teenagers. Teenagers should be in seventh through twelfth grades to participate. It is recommended that GOYA ministry be divided into two distince groups, the junior high GOYA ministry and high school GOYA ministry.

Mission and Goal of GOYA Ministry

The mission and goal of GOYA ministry is to lead our young people into experiencing the Hold Orthodox Faith. By developing a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and becoming active sacramental members of the living Church, our young people will be equipped with tools necessary to assist them in their journey toward salvation.


Kate Papadopoulos - President
George Hess - Vice President

GOYA Advisors

George Halkias