GOYA 6th-12th grade

Greek Orthodox Youth of America grades 6th-12th

A ministry of students in the 6th through 12th grades. The GOYA participate in meetings, social events, service projects, athletics and spiritual retreats through out the year. The GOYA continue to learn about their Orthodox Christian faith and are challenged to put their faith into action in their everyday lives and in service to their Church.

GOYA Registration Form (2021-2022)


Below are some activities that we invite all GOYANS to participate in:





GOYA Meetings

We have regular GOYA meetings, getting together, discussing important issue, and joining in service

Look at the Parish Calendar for meeting dates





Winter Youth Rally

Winter Youth Rally December 27-30

The Winter Youth Rally commences each year on the Feast of St. Stephen on December 27. All Orthodox teens in the Metropolis of Atlanta involved in their local parish's GOYA and Church School program are invited to Atlanta, GA each December to compete in tournaments representing their church community. 

We offer Volleyball, Basketball and Bible Bowl Tournaments for GOYANs in 7th-12th grades. Each evening several rounds of Bible Bowl are also offered for teens to grow in their faith and knowledge of Holy Scripture. Only registered GOYANs are allowed to play on Winter Youth Rally team and allowed into the Hotel.

Click Here for more information and to register for Winter Youth Rally



Boy's Basketball

For practice dates go to the Parish Calendar

Click Here for more information on Boy's Basketball during Winter Youth Rally



Girl's Volleyball

For practice dates go to the Parish Calendar

Click Here for more information about Volleyball during Winter Youth Rally



Bible Bowl

Check the Parish Calendar for meeting dates

Click Here to learn this year's Bible Bowl topic and for more information

Click Here for Bible Bowl resources provided by the Annunciation



St. Steven's Summer Camp

Our St. Stephen's Summer Camp has a rich tradition, dating back to the 1980's, and is grounded on the principals of living a true Orthodox lifestyle with twice daily liturgical services, opportunities for reflection, community living and meals, athletics, arts & crafts, and nightly social activities. 

Recognized as the highlight of the summer, St Stephen's Summer Camp offers teens entering 6th through 12th grades when school begins in the fall, an opportunity to spend a week at our Diakonia Retreat Center. Campers are only allowed to attend camp for one week

Here are some helpful links regarding St. Stevens Camp on the Metropolis of Atlanta's website:

St. Steven's Homepage

Camper Prices, Dates, and Registration 

Staff Information

Packing List



Lenten Retreat

Lenten Retreat is an annual retreat every year to the Diakonia Retreat Center. Check the Parish Calendar to see if we will be participating this year or contact your GOYA advisor.