Two months ago, Golden Opportunity Youth Assn. members thought they had finally made the big leagues.
GOYA was no longer an informally structured youth group. Association members were able to set up shop in the back room of the Anaheim Independencia Community Center. They had a telephone and a few volunteers.
Now, after meeting with dozens of youths in gang-plagued neighborhoods and counseling teen-agers to join alternative activities and prepare for college, the association is ready to formally open its doors.
GOYA will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Anaheim Independencia Center, 10841 Garza Ave., to encourage youths to participate in upcoming programs.