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The Holy Orthodox Primary Education, or HOPE, and Junior Orthodox Youth, or JOY, are ministries of the Department of Youth Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The mission of HOPE/JOY is to strengthen the relationship of young Orthodox Christians with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The program works to educate and edify young members of the Church, encouraging them to become active sacramental participants in the life of the Body of Christ. This ministry offers them the opportunity to experience the Faith, ultimately leading them to Salvation. Holy Orthodox Primary Education (HOPE) ministers to children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade and Junior Orthodox Youth (JOY) ministers to children from the 3rd through 6th grade.