The Ulster project is a group that works with Northern Irish Protestant and Catholic young people who come to the United States for one month in the summer to interact with each other and American youth in their age group.
The Ulster Project was formed to help young Catholic and Protestant potential leaders from Northern Ireland become peacemakers by providing a safe environment where they can actively work together to heal the differences that divide them. Each July, Catholic and Protestant teenagers from Northern Ireland are hosted by American families with teens of the same age, gender, and faith. Together, the teens participate in activities that are designed help them build strong bonds and learn new ways to address prejudices and stereotypes. After returning to Northern Ireland, these teens typically maintain strong friendships, and their influence extends to their peer groups and extended families there. As a result of the Ulster Project and similar programs, violence in Northern Ireland has diminished in recent years. The Ulster Project continues to strive to make a difference by helping to foster a depth of reconciliation and understanding that will lead to real and lasting peace. For information, contact Michelle Hennessy at 817-946-0372 or President@upatx.com,