Boston and Austin played host to a group of fourteen individuals from the education field in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The delegation was made-up of education policymakers, leaders of youth-oriented organizations, school principals, and teachers all interested in focusing on how to promote youth investment in the community. Participants took part in academic seminars, met with U.S. policymakers and visited in-school and after-school programs designed to foster civic engagement, volunteerism, and leadership among young people. Both the participants and their American hosts had the opportunity to share experiences, exchange best-practice strategies, and to create professional networks and contacts.
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