Founded in 2004, CrossRoad has served over 700 youth as they navigate some of the biggest changes and decisions they will face in their lifetime. CrossRoad receives a significant number of applications every year, often twice as many as spots available.
In 2018, CrossRoad expanded to a 3rd summer session in a new city - Chicago! We hope to continue these expansion efforts to meet more of the demand for this transformative program.
In 2017, the OVM launched the Telos Project, a five-year research project exploring how parishes and young adults engage one another. In 2019, Hellenic Foundation Chicago reached out to OVM Foundation to invite the
submission of a grant to expand Telos to a regional cohort of parishes in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. Telos Gamma is now working with five ambitious parishes to build relationships with young adults and pilot new ministries.
The OVM Foundation is currently working with Metropolises, philanthropists, and foundations to further expand its work with youth and young adults and help resource the people and organizations engaged in great ministry. We would love to dream together with you! Contact us and share your hopes for our young people and our Church.