National Citizen Service (NCS), the country’s fastest growing youth movement, is set to return for its biggest summer yet across Lincolnshire.
More than 1,700 young people are set to take part in this summer’s programmes, experiencing exciting activities and make new friends.
NCS is a flagship youth programme for 16 and 17 year olds. Since starting over 500,000 young people have taken part nationally and over 12 million hours of social action have been dedicated to local communities.
The experience begins with a one week stay at an adventure centre where the young people develop team building skills, whilst also being in an environment where they can explore social independence.
The themes continue with a second week-long stay at a University-style campus with a variety of skills workshops, learning and developing important skills to take with them through life.
The final phase of the programme is a social action project. Young people use the skills and tools they have developed and put them into practice to benefit those around them. By each dedicating 30 hours, they develop, plan and complete a project within their community helping to tackle a cause or issue that is important to them.
Lincoln teens Lauren and Caitlin took part in NCS last year and their mum Deborah said: “Both my daughters came back excited and full of enthusiasm for what they had participated in during this fantastic opportunity.
“Lauren and Caitlin have both continued volunteering as they enjoyed the involvement locally and this has all come from being on the NCS programme.
“Both my girls would recommend this fabulous opportunity and I as a parent have seen great changes in them from their experiences and would definitely encourage parents to get their kids involved.”
With places for this summer’s programme already starting to fill up, don’t let your teen miss out on the chance to take part. Visit ncsyes.co.uk to sign up for this once in a lifetime experience.