The Project came to Hutchinson as a result of researching a Saint Patrick’s Day program in 1999. The internet search brought up the Tucson, AZ Ulster Project, they shared their printed flyers and a video tape. The materials were shown to the “Community and Global Concerns Mission Committee” of Trinity United Methodist Church. They agreed to support the Project if lay member, Ellen McCarley, could get equal leadership from the Catholic community. She sought out, Ron Kelley, the chairman of the Holy Cross Catholic Church Social Justice Committee. He received support from the committee and the organisation of the project began. With the guidance of the Arlington, TX Ulster Project, Hutchinson hosted the first twelve teens from Portadown in July 2000. Hutchinson currently hosts 8 girls and 6 boys.