Three or more young members of The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America will have the opportunity to travel to Downpatrick, County Down, for the first two weeks in June 2023 and become our first ever Young Ambassadors.
The Young Ambassador Program is run by the Saint Patrick Centre in County Down to create a network of informed and influential young individuals throughout America with specialist knowledge and links to the northern part of Ireland. It has been running for 16 years and hosts young people from all over America and matches them with work placements and experiences which will enhance their future career.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America are partnering with the Saint Patrick Centre to develop our own Young Ambassadors through this program who will gain a love and knowledge of Ireland and bring it back to help grow our organization – particularly amongst young members – and develop Ancient Order of Hibernians leaders for the future. Northern Ireland provides an incredibly diverse platform to learn about many social and cultural aspects of contemporary and historical life in Ireland as well as a developing model for community reconciliation which is relevant to many cities in North America. Ancient Order of Hibernians Young Ambassadors will develop a meaningful and on-going relationship with Ireland and will continue to represent it when appropriate throughout the rest of their lives through their work in the AOH.
Dr Tim Campbell
1. Follow the link and read each tab to learn about the Ambassador program.
2. Fill out the application completely. You will need to include your membership number.
3. Email President Danny O’Connell via the link below. Include your name, complete address, birthdate, membership number, when you joined the AOH and a brief note as to why you are the best candidate for the Ambassador Program.
Subject of the Email should be: Ambassador Program Applicant