National Citizen Service (NCS) - The experience which turns No You Can’t into No We Can!
As a national youth programme, over 150 partner organisations come together to form the NCS network.
Action4Youth has worked with NCS since 2010, delivering the life-changing experience for young people in Aylesbury. To date, we have worked with over 4000 young people, helping them to realise their potential and smash their future goals. We now run NCS programmes across the whole of Buckinghamshire, as well as Slough and Milton Keynes.
BUT ENOUGH ABOUT US, WHAT EXACTLY IS NCS?
Designed for 16-17 year olds, NCS is a youth programme that runs every summer during the school holidays.
The experience is all about emboldening young people, giving them an experience of being what life may involve, without all the responsibility. This year, there are two options for young people signing up to NCS. On the three week model, participants live away from home for one week and get a taste of independence. Then, for the two-week model and the rest of the three-week model, they mix with a new crowd of people and take on exciting challenges together. The experience helps young people to develop skills that will set them up for life after school. Participants then get a chance to use these new-found skills, by tackling a passion project of their choosing. NCS is dedicated to providing a platform for young people, where they can speak up and get their voice heard and tackle real world issues close to home.
The experience might last a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a lot longer. Since day one, in 2010, nearly 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 14.5 million hours of community action and gaining priceless life experience.
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Action4Youth delivers NCS
Over half a million young people have said YES to NCS
What is the NCS programme all about?
The National Citizen Service is the flagship Government initiative aimed at 16 to 17 year olds which offers the chance to take part in a bespoke programme that is challenging, fun and develops skills and confidence.
NCS seeks to promote:
Action4Youth offers various NCS programmes per year. This summer, young people have the option to choose either a 2 week or 3 week summer programme. The three week option includes a week away, whereas the two week version has no residential. Both programmes offer the same activities, although the shorter programmes are more condensed.
In Autumn, in partnership with Bucks College Group and Bucks UTC, we offer a shorter 2 week bespoke programme.
Action4Youth also offers tailored SEN 2 week Autumn programmes in partnership with schools which cater for special educational needs and disability, including Pebblebrook School, Stony Dean School and Alfriston School. We are open to working with other schools in the area.
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Course graduates are formally awarded their certificates at our annual graduation and awards ceremony in front of family and friends.
Information coming soon.
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