NCS autumn 2020
NCS confirms no residential part to autumn 2020 Programme
The Trust’s digital offering connects nearly 70,000 teens in two weeks
NCS Trust has announced that due to the continued uncertainty about social gatherings in 2020, there will not be a residential element as part of the autumn programme taking place in October.
Teens will still be able to participate in the UK’s flagship youth development programme but the residential stay will be adapted to bring the experience to life without the nights away. The Trust is working with its partners to help develop an innovative new approach to the autumn offering which will still deliver life changing benefits for young people.
This announcement follows the news of a repurposed version of the traditional NCS programme for this extraordinary summer. The Trust is now delivering content through NCS digital channels, focusing on the skills and life lessons not learnt in the classroom.
Nearly 70,000 teens have already accessed the content within the newly launched ‘Staying Connected Hub’ and there have been over 100,000 interactions with the content on social channels enabling young people across the country to make new connections during lockdown.
NCS Trust CEO Mark Gifford explains : “As life has been put on pause for young people, NCS can help them to stay connected, focused on their future and the tangible ways they can get involved with the country’s recovery. Our Autumn programme may not have a residential stay in 2020, but this won’t diminish the
positive impact NCS can have on supporting teens to reconnect after lockdown.
The Trust is fortunate to have such a strong, resilient and adaptive network of partners who are able to work with us to support young people during these challenging times.”
NCS is also ensuring that young people’s voices are heard in the discussion about life after lockdown. Its Youth Rising Podcast which has been developed by teens for teens, has gone from strength to strength during lockdown with audience figures doubling and a second series being commissioned.
Anyone who was expecting to take part in NCS this autumn and has a question for the Trust should go to the NCS website: https://wearencs.com/