The United Tegaru Youth in North America came together at the last annual Tigray Festival in Las Vegas. At the event, many participants, guests, and concerned parties all gathered in the venue on August 1, 2017 for the first official organizing event. While the United Tegaru Youth in North America had previously been established, this is the first time that formal proceedings took place in the form of official elections and organizational structure for the development and progress of the community.
The organization elected seven new board members: Zenebe Aregawi, Dr. Feven Girmay, Amde Tadele, Engineer Rahel Teklu, Dawit Asfaw, Selam Gebraregay, and Binyam Belay.
The organization’s purpose is to create relations across differing states, countries, and areas in the hope of supporting and giving strength to their people. Furthermore, the organization aims to develop and foster pride in their identity, culture, and language. The board was elected because the organization had faith in their ability to push forward its mission, after which the elected members made a promise to work towards the progress and development of the community amidst those who they were elected by.