2004, the Ukrainian American Youth Organization "CYM"
applied for membership in the Ukrainian Cultural Center of
New Jersey. Presenting the application to Fr. Roman Mirchuk
(Pastor and Building Committee Chairman) and Mr. Orest
Kucyna (Vice Chairman) are (from left to right) Linda Kleban,
MaryAnn Bilanych, Zoryana Kovbasniuk (Vice President),
Michael Koziupa, Lesia Rago (President), Donna Bilanych,
Darka Mosuriak, and Christine Rizzo.
programs promote the principles of Christian ethics and
pride in the Ukrainian national heritage. Their objective is
to nurture and educate youth in the spirit invoked by the
ideals "God and Ukraine". The youth chapters meet weekly
participating in programs, which include discussion groups,
sports, singing, arts, crafts, and field trips. Lectures and
special interest groups enable youth to broaden their
knowledge in areas such as Ukrainian history, geography,
literature, and traditions.