Parents interested in seeing their teenager build confidence, make new friends and develop important life skills are encouraged to get their child to sign up for the National Citizen Service (NCS) Summer 2016 programme..
The programme is throughout the summer holidays – the four week, part-residential programme will include a week’s stay at an outdoor adventure centre complete with activities like rock-climbing and archery, followed by a week staying away from home in university style accommodation where young people work with local businesses to improve employability skills and a social action project during where teens will give back to their communities by volunteering and fundraising.
The programme is backed by the government so signing up costs just £50 including food, transport and accommodation, with financial support available on a case by case basis.
David Todd, contract manager for NCS North West, said: “There’s just one month to go until the start of our summer programme, year on year we’ve had teenagers leave NCS a completely new person. Spots are quickly filling, but we still have a few spaces left for July.
To register or sign up, just visit ncsnorthwest.co.uk.”