THE National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme is a government-run platform to fast-track futures for 15-17 year olds, through fun-filled activities and residential stays. Not only is it an opportunity to create lasting friendships, NCS aims to equip you with skills that you don’t learn in school.
Argyle Community Trust delivers the NCS programme to youngsters across the region and the timetable consists of three phases: adventure, skills and your Social Action Project (SAP). The adventure and skills phase encourages young people to live independently, whilst gaining valuable life skills.
Participants can put these experiences to use in their SAP project, which is when you make your own mark in your community. The programme includes unbeatable activities to make your NCS experience unforgettable; from rock climbing to paddle boarding, NCS caters for everyone’s interests.
“NCS is a fantastic way for young people to relax after the stresses of GCSE revision and exams, meeting new people and taking part in adrenaline-filled challenges,” said Argyle Community Trust Social Inclusion Manager Dwain Morgan.
“To gain a nationally recognised qualification, whilst taking part in extreme sports is a really unique way to learn. What better way to learn transferable skills than trying your hand at surfing, climbing and zip-wiring. Young people have a great time and make friends for life, I can’t speak highly enough of the opportunity.”
In the increasingly competitive work environment, an NCS certificate would look great on your CV, as it provides employers with the functional skills they need in young people: confidence, team-work and leadership.
Community Cohesion Officer added: “The opportunity to broaden your personal qualities, whilst having the best experience away with friends, new and old, is something that cannot be missed.”
If you want to be included in the 200 000 young people who have already said YES to NCS, contact email@example.com for a once in a life-time opportunity. Give back to your community and become an NCS graduate this Summer.
By Annie Lewis