National Citizen Service (NCS) is a life changing experience open to all 16 and 17 year olds across England. It is a unique three week full-time programme of fun and discovery that benefits both young people and society. Participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, learning new skills and making new friends.
Taking place outside school/term time, the part-residential programme is made up of four sections that focus on personal and social development including leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Not only do 16 and 17 year olds have the chance to give something back, but it also looks great on CVs and helps with job, college and universities applications, alongside raising future aspirations.
Information about National Citizen Service (NCS), a voluntary eight-week summer programme for 16-year-olds. It will act as a gateway to the Big Society by supporting young people to develop the skills and attitudes they need to become more engaged with their communities.
Multi-page article 13 August 2012