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50th Anniversary

TECH History | The Ulster Project

January 26, 2023

TECH has been a part of The Ulster Project, which comes to Hutchinson each summer for a month, since the late 2000’s.

The objective of The Ulster Project is to work on leadership/mentoring skills and to have a greater understanding of others with a peacemaking focus.  14 teens come from Ireland and are paired up with 14 teens from Hutchinson for the duration of their month-long visit in Hutchinson.  5 counselors accompany them at all of their activities.

What is the Ulster Proejct?

Each year, the Ulster kids spend a full day with TECH during their visit. They typically visit our TECH Training Center and spend their time touring the space, spending time with individuals served by TECH, join us for lunch and participate in a fun afternoon of water games with our clients. Afterwards, they head to the ALS where they participate in an arts and craft activity with our clients and gain a better understanding of TECH’s ALS program. Often times, they even enjoy learning a routine or two with our TECH Faces of Faith mime group!

At the end of the day, we conclude with dinner and a dance at Anchor Inn, which is by far, one of the favorite events of the year for TECH and the Ulster kids!

This partnership has been an incredible opportunity for TECH to share a small glimpse of who we are with students that might not otherwise have the opportunity to dive deeper into service providers such as TECH and the importance of the work that is done in the community. Often times, many of the Ulster students will say TECH day is one of their favorite days spent in Hutchinson!