Final opportunity for Lincoln teens to sign up for citizen service programme

Teenagers still have time to sign up for the government’s flagship National Citizen Service (NCS) programme this autumn.

NCS is a scheme for 16 and 17-year-olds which seeks to build their confidence, develop important life skills and see them make new friends.

The next programme in Lincoln starts on the first day of half term on October 23.

It will include a four-day stay at an outdoor adventure centre with activities like rock-climbing and archery, along with three days working with local businesses and a social action project during which teens will give back to their communities by volunteering and fundraising.

The programme costs £35 which covers all activities, food, transport and three nights of accommodation.

Bursaries are available on a case-by-case basis and support can be provided for young people with additional needs.

The autumn programme starts on October 23 in Lincoln

The autumn programme starts on October 23 in Lincoln

Phil Everett, Communications Manager for NCS EM1, said: “There’s just one month left to go until the start of our autumn programme, so any Lincolnshire parents that want to see their teen take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience should register interest before it’s too late.

“There’s really no better way to spend £35 this October. A two-hour family trip to the cinema can cost more than it does for teens to spend four days away from home where they’ll be making new friends, taking part in brilliant new challenges and building vital skills such as confidence, the ability to work effectively in teams, communication and leadership.

“Spots are quickly filling, but we still have a few spaces left for October.”

More information can be found on Facebook and on the programme’s website.

To sign up, contact Phil on 01522 574152 or email phil.everett@eblo.org.uk