Make your teen feel unstoppable with a week they’ll never forget this autumn half term

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Did your teen miss out on National Citizen Service (NCS) over the summer? Fear not, as with the autumn programme round the corner there’s still time for them to get involved. If you’re a parent interested in seeing your teenager build confidence, make new friends and develop important life skills, NCS encourage you to sign them up for the autumn programme this October half term.

NCS is a flagship government initiative that provides young people between the ages of 16-17 the chance to take on new challenges, experience exciting activities, make long-lasting friendships, and develop vital skills that will support them later in life. Whether they’ve just started start sixth form or college, or are preparing to enter the working world, signing up to NCS is one of the best decisions a teenager can make. What’s more, NCS can be used to help boost CVs and UCAS personal statements. 

Phil Everett, Head of Communications for NCS EM1, said: “We’ve just finished our biggest NCS summer programme yet with almost 1,300 Lincolnshire teens taking part. 170 young people from Lincoln participated in the programme, spending 5,100 hours on social action – community projects that benefit both young people and society. If your teen missed out, there’s still time for them to get involved and take part in some fantastic activities.” 

This year’s autumn programme kicks off on 19 October and includes a five-day stay at an outdoor adventure centre complete with activities like rock-climbing and archery. Their experience also includes challenges and workshops set by businesses to improve their employability skills and a social action project for teens to give back to their communities by volunteering and fundraising.

The NCS autumn experience costs just £50 which covers food, activities and accommodation, with financial assistance available too. Places are limited, so early sign up is recommended to avoid disappointment. Find out more and sign your teen up today at