Young people look forward to a summer of adventure and learning with National Citizen Service (NCS)

16 June 2017

This summer more than 900 young people aged 16 to 17 will take part in a four-week National Citizen Service (NCS) programme with YC Hertfordshire to help build resilience, learn new skills and prepare them for adulthood.

Starting on the 26th June, 22 different groups of young people will take part in the programme which includes a residential stay at an outdoor activity centre, followed by a week of learning life skills, and culminating in a two week social action project in their local communities.

This year the four week programme with YC Hertfordshire begins with residential stays at:  North Wales;  in Staffordshire; and  the Lake Windermere, where young people will be encouraged to take part in a series of adventures which will take them out of their comfort zone and challenge them to learn more about themselves and others .

Young people will also be responsible for identifying local worthwhile community causes, plan and budget for the projects and raise money. Young people will also gain qualifications and skills in first-aid and sign language.

Each young person signs up to NCS for their own individual reasons, be it to make friends, challenge themselves, improve their confidence or learn new skills. Each young person develops over their NCS journey, leaving a positive legacy, not just with themselves, but within their local community.