The Indianapolis Latvian Youth Association ("ILJA") was reorganized in late 2008. ILJA had been inactive since the early 1990's. However, that has changed and chances are if you meet a young Latvian in Indiana, they are a member of this organization.
ILJA's mission is to organize the young Latvians, and those young at heart, to help strengthen our community and other local organizations through fundraising and other support. Many of ILJA's events are geared towards the younger generation; however, this organization continues to raise funds and provides manpower to the other organizations. In addition, this organization helps prepare the younger members for future leadership positions.
As in every community, OUR YOUTH IS OUR FUTURE!