A Kildare native and fourth year Law and Political Science student at Trinity College Dublin will join a class of 30 student participants representing Ireland as part of the Washington Ireland Program for Service and Leadership (WIP) this year.
Tom Cantillon from Eadestown said he is really looking forward to his trip.
Each year, WIP selects 30 talented students to join it’s network of leaders and influencers by completing a 12-month program of service and leadership development, which includes a summer in Washington DC or New York City.
“I am absolutely delighted to be a part of the WIP Class of 2018, and am very much looking forward to getting to know the rest of the class and exploring my potential over the course of the program,” said Tom.
Former WIP participant Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently launched WIP’s New York Program by speaking about his experience on WIP at the Irish Consulate in New York City:
“It helped me develop my view of the wider world…and without it perhaps I wouldn’t be standing here today.”
WIP inspires and develops promising leaders through an exceptional program committed to building a future of peace and prosperity for Northern Ireland and Ireland. For over two decades WIP has brought together young leaders from a wide range of communities and backgrounds for an outstanding leadership and skills-development program.
If you would like to follow the progress of Tom and others this summer you can follow their blogs and view photos at www.wiprogram.org.