An upcoming community event, 'An evening with Sarkissian,' in Montebello, California will be held on October 29 to benefit three particular groups in the community. Gyumri Shirvanian Youth Center, the AYF Youth Corps program, which operates out of the center during the summer months, and the "We Are Gyumri" Campaign's Scholarship Fund will benefit from the proceeds. Karnig Sarkissian, an Armenian singer, renowned for his patriotic songs, will be there to perform and raise funds.
[caption id="attachment_2741" align="alignleft" width="300"] Children at the Gyumri Youth Center which was renovated by funds from the "We Are Gyumri" initiative[/caption]
Gyumri Shirvanian Youth Center opened in July 2016, and youth and young adults currently utilize the center where they learn English, improve their computer skills, and engage in cultural activities such as music and dance classes. Many young people come to the center each day, which is now fulfilling its aim to be a cultural, social, and educational site in Gyumri.
The "We Are Gyumri" Campaign is committed to making a lasting impact on the youth in Gyumri and is looking forward to receiving support from the community at this upcoming event. "We Are Gyumri" Campaign's Scholarship Fund annually provides financial assistance to first-year college students in Shirak province to complete an undergraduate education in their native region.
The program will include a dinner with onstage performances and information regarding the center's growth and progress. Tickets are selling at $75 per person. Members of the Armenian Youth Federation, the Armenian Youth Federation Juniors, and the ARF Shant Student Association can purchase discounted tickets at $25.
To purchase tickets contact: "We Are Gyumri" committee members Annie Ovanessian at (818) 601-2638 or Garine Izmirlian at (213) 216-9301. They may also be purchased online: itsmyseat.com/Gyumri.
The event will be held on October 29 starting at eight p.m. at the Montebello Armenian Center, 410 Washington Blvd., Montebello, CA 90640.