Amizade brings another group of young people from Northern Ireland to the U.S.

by Daniel Alexander

Irish1Another group of Northern Irish students will be converging on Pittsburgh for a cross cultural experience. Currently the group is in Washington D.C. and will soon head to Morgantown, WV after which they will head to Pittsburgh. This group of students comes from the South Eastern Education and Library Board

The theme is service and learning about homelessness and hunger in Pittsburgh, Morgantown, and D.C.

The Irish will have a full slate while in Pittsburgh. Our organization partner, Hear Me, will be helping facilitate interaction with Hill District youth. Other activities include a Halloween Party, helping build a Kaboom playground, and a fun night at Kennywood’s Fright Night.

Currently the students are in Washington D.C. where they are working at Central Union Mission, which is a men’s shelter. While there, students will be helping out and serving meals. The D.C. experience will also include working at DC Central Kitchen, and 5000 meals a day.

Irish2While in the D.C. area students’ will also get the chance to go on a US Capitol Tour, a trip to Arlington Cemetery , and Holocaust museum.

While in Morgantown the students will serve at Bartlett House. Other than service the group will get a West Virginia University campus tour and meeting with stakeholder in which Amizade Alumni are invited to participate.