On Saturday May 20, 2017 St. Stevan of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus Ohio, organized a Youth Day. It is a special day dedicated to all the youth in the parish. St. Stevan’s Church has been organizing Youth Days since 2012. This was our Spring Youth Day and traditionally we also have one at the end of Summer. The youth participates in many different activities that are very similar to activities in Church summer camps. Among our usual Youth Day activities we also had a professional basketball player Nikola Jestratijevic (former Crvena Zvezda player) run a basketball clinic.
This Youth Day was different from all our previous Youth Days because our old playground was replaced with two new playground sets. For a few years the Church School has been saving all the proceeds from their palacinka and bake sales to be able to purchase the new playground sets. This would not be possible without all the work and effort of all our students and our very dedicated Church School teachers: popadija Dejana Kisin, Katarina Sanchez and Katie Maragos.
One thing is for sure at St. Stevan’s: we are all looking forward to our next Youth Day!