Ulster Project 2023 is UNDERWAY!
Welcome to our Northern Irish guests- We hope you find your Milwaukee Experience awesome!
Thanks to our Milwaukee area teens and families for participating and hosting our first NI teens in several years!
Follow their month together on UPMilwaukee Instagram!
Wondering exactly what IS the Ulster Project? click on the video!
The Need Remains...
In today’s global political climate, the discussion of peace and justice has never been more important or timely. Since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland has certainly become a country safer from the terrorism experienced during the Troubles. But, some of the deep social problems and political consequences still remain. And at the same time, as our world gets more connected, we become more aware and effected by violence, racism, and injustice. Continued work and focus are absolutely necessary to increase understanding at the grass roots level.
Since 1979, The Ulster Project of Greater Milwaukee has been a collaborative effort between Northern Ireland and the United States to bring teens ages 14 to 16 together to promote trust, respect, tolerance and understanding among future leaders from different faith traditions.
The Project, now in our 40th Decade, takes place from the end of June to the end of July. Twelve Catholic and Protestant teens and two counselors from Belfast are matched with twelve teens and 2 counselors here in the Milwaukee area for a month of activities.
If this sounds like something that you or your family would enjoy, we’d love to talk with you. There are many ways for you to get involved, whether it is as a host family, committee member, donor, or a community supporter.