AGBU Children’s Centers are afterschool programs located in the Yerevan suburbs of Nork, Arapkir and Malatya, as well as the city of Vanadzor and at Holy Etchmiadzin. They provide instruction in studio and performing arts as well as gymnastics, religious studies and computers.
Overseen by a staff of 130 and administered by the Holy See of Etchmiadzin, the facilities are currently a second home for nearly 1700 children and young adults. The talents of aspiring artists, dancers, gymnasts, musicians and singers are exemplified by the Centers’ award-winning Performing Arts Troupes. When not rehearing in Yerevan, they are performing around the world, receiving standing ovations from tens of thousands of admiring spectators.