Fantastic opportunity for young people aged 16-17

As part of our ambitions to make Leeds a Child Friendly City, we want to give young people more opportunities to play an active part in contributing positively to their communities. One way we can do this is through our (LCC) partnership with the National Citizen Service [NCS].

NCS offers 16 and 17 year olds the opportunity to get together to try new things. Then, with the support of a team, build and deliver a project that makes a real difference to where they live.

Leeds City Council’s Youth Service is pleased to be offering the NCS programme in Leeds. When a young person completes it they become part of a network of 50,000 graduates across the country who are making things happen by saying yes to NCS this year.

If you know a young person aged 16-17 years [or School Year 11 and 12] and would like to find out more about NCS, or you feel you can support a young person to apply to this fantastic opportunity please get in touch! There are NCS groups starting in Leeds during July & August 2013.

It all starts at YES!
If you live in England and are or will soon be aged 16-17, NCS is a once in a lifetime experience!

Along with thousands of other people your age, you’ll take part in different outdoor activities, develop skills you didn’t even know you had, learn new things, help your local community and best of all make a load of new friends. You’ll also be given the opportunity to create a project you really care about and bring it to life in your local area.

Phase 1: It all starts at yes
From taster days to meeting your teammates, there’s plenty to be involved in as soon as you sign
up!

Phase 2: One small step, one giant leap (week 1)
An exciting five days away from home in the great outdoors. Meet new people, build your confidence and try new challenges led by fully qualified staff.

Phase 3: Lessons that can’t be learnt in class (week 2)
Live independently for five days in a local university halls of residence, youth hostel or youth centre. Discover more about your community and learn vital new skills.

Phase 4: Fast forward your future (week 3)
Be inspired by businesses and community groups. Design a project to help a local charity or cause of your choice.

Phase 5: Make your mark (week 4 onwards)
Work with new friends to deliver a social action project in your community in 30 hours across a number of days.

Graduate
Celebrate your team’s achievements at a special graduation ceremony. Dress up and get together with everyone involved for a huge party! And pick up your certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

Phase 6: Continue the journey
Take part in further social action, use your new skills in study and work and enjoy exclusive NCS graduate opportunities. You could even have the chance to venture overseas with the International Citizen Service.

Your entire NCS experience including residentials, accommodation, food, transport, taster sessions, training, graduation party and more, is just £50 per person. Don’t let costs put you off though; ask us about the bursaries that are available because we want to make sure everyone can take part.

Contact details:
Twitter: @NCS
Website: http://www.thencsnetwork.org.uk,
Find us on Facebook
Telephone: 0800 027 9111
…and say Yes

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