Throughout the past century, AGBU has often been associated with schools and educational programs that have provided venues for quality education, cultural enrichment and opportunities to pursue higher education. These initiatives have helped promote our heritage, and have cultivated a sense of identity and pride among many generations of Armenians. While some perceive AGBU’s educational role through the narrower perspective of traditional educational institutions and practices, that role has evolved into a variety of innovative programs that aim to address the global realities of the 21st century and the needs of our communities and new generations, both in the diaspora and in Armenia. Thousands of graduates have benefitted from AGBU's diverse educational programs around the world.