National Citizen Service

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National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government-funded programme that gives young people (aged 16-17yrs) the chance to make a positive impact in their communities, whilst enhancing their CVs and university applications, improving their attitudes and aiding the development of vital skills for life, work and study.

At the heart of NCS is the unfailing belief that, if given the respect, tools and opportunity, young people can change the world around them. It is this belief that drives the dedicated teams that deliver NCS to thousands of young people across the country, helping transform their raw energy and talent into positive and successful futures.

The wide range of team building and outdoor activities NCS offers are what push participants to meet new challenges. The chance to design and deliver a social action project on an issue they really care about allows them and the friends they meet along the way to make a big difference in their hometowns and cities.

The results of the most recent independent NatCen evaluation found that:
92% think NCS gives them a chance to develop skills that would be useful in future.
73% feel more confident about getting a job and the programme delivers a 17 percentage point increase in confidence at leading a team.
One year on, 89% agree that NCS has enabled them to develop skills that have been useful for study, work or training.
71% say they are more likely to help out in the community in future.
95% of NCS participants felt they had a chance to meet people they wouldn't normally mix with.
9 out of 10 would recommend NCS to a friend.

NCS tripled in size between 2011 and 2012 and over 60,000 young people have taken part so far. The programme is continuing to grow, and it is now the government's largest personal and social development programme for young people.

Bristol Rovers Community Trust is delivering this in the Avon area and are giving our members the opportunity to access this wonderful opportunity.

For more information please contact Danny James  danny@bristolroverscommunity.org.uk