Irish Children's Program Information Meeting
Since our creation in 1982, The Irish Children's Program of Rochester has sponsored the visitation of an equal number of Catholic and Protestant children from Belfast, Northern Ireland to the greater Rochester area for a 4 to 6 week period each summer. We hope to foster our guiding principal of "peace through understanding".
Our mission is simple: The Irish Children's Program of Rochester is an ecumenical, non-profit, non-political organization whose goal, simply stated is to "Promote Peace through Understanding". We hope to accomplish this by providing the children of Belfast, Northern Ireland and Rochester, New York, the opportunity to meet, interact, build friendships, and further understand each as equal human beings in the more neutral environment of Rochester each July.
Our program has touched the lives of generations of Northern Irish and their American host families. The bonds that are made between the two last a lifetime and provide the seeds for more tolerant generations to come.