The Ulster Project is an American-Northern Irish joint project that promotes understanding and peaceful interaction between Catholic and Protestant teens in Northern Ireland.
During the month of July, eight teens and two counselors from Northern Ireland are living with McPherson County families.
In Northern Ireland, these teens never would have the opportunity to meet or interact with one another because segregation of the two communities is a way of life for them.
Their involvement in the Ulster Project allows the teens to see how alike they are, to break down the prejudices and stereotypes that separate their two communities, and develop lasting friendships.
Teens from both countries benefit from the leadership development activities in which they take part.
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