Ulster Project Louisville/Northern Ireland

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The Ulster Project ( http://www.ulsterproject.org ) is an international community engagement project between Northern Ireland and the United States and has been in existence for over 40 years, currently with thirteen U.S. host cities in ten states and six Ulster Project centers throughout Northern Ireland. In November, 2017, I committed to starting the first Kentucky Ulster Project in Louisville!! A group of eight teens aged 14-16 from Sion Mills, Northern Ireland, will come to Louisville, Kentucky, to participate in the inaugural Ulster Project Louisville. There will be three boys and 5 girls (both Catholic and Protestant). They are selected based upon potential leadership skills and will be accompanied by two trained adult counselors (ages 22 and 23). While in Louisville, they will live with host families who have a teen of the same gender. The host teens will be screened, interviewed, and selected by a Host Family Committee based on the teen’s leadership potential and the family’s willingness to host a Northern Irish teen. Our goal is to match each Northern Irish teen with a Louisville teen as closely as possible based upon personal interests, family, and age.


Tuesday, July 24. There are two times: 8:30-10:00 or 12:30-2:00

Each session will last 1 to 1-1/2 hours with a presentation followed by a group activity and dialogue on the topic presented. The 16 teens (age 13-17) and 4 young adult counselors (age 22-23) will have an opportunity to learn, experience, and challenge their personal beliefs.

Middletown Christian Church (500 Waterson Trail) downstairs in the Arise Youth Center.
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