National Citizen Service - the Government's flagship adventure and skills scheme for young people.
NCS is a youth project for 16 or 17 year-olds in the East of
England and the South West. During half-terms or summer holidays
you can go on an action-packed and skill-building week away from
home and then use your new skills on
a special project in your local community.
During the activity week you'll be abseiling, hiking, taking on
assault courses and rafting by day and sleeping in tents or dorms
at night. You'll be making lots of friends, learning how to work in
a team, developing leadership skills and pushing yourself to
Next you'll start learning about local organisations
and increasing your independence by doing problem-solving
and team-building exercises.
Finally, your team will come together to do something beneficial
for your local community. Not only will you decide on what you want
to do - it could be sprucing up a local park or putting on an
event at a retirement home - but you'll also plan your project
from scratch, raise all the money for it, promote it and go out and
complete it. You'll feel really good helping out people who need
So if you, or someone you know, is eligible for NCS why not
get in touch?
Visit www.ncseast.co.uk or www.ncswest.co.uk
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Reed in Partnership is running NCS across the East of England
and South West, giving thousands of young people the chance to have
fun and make a difference in their community. Cabinet Office is
overlooking the scheme across the UK.