Lincoln City Foundation is set to begin engaging young people from Lincolnshire aged 16 and 17 by delivering National Citizen Service (NCS), a three or four-week programme funded by the Government.
NCS is one of the fastest-growing youth programmes in the UK, engaging more than 500,000 young people since launching in 2009. The NCS experience provides young people with an opportunity to develop life skills and have a clearer idea of what they want from their future. The young people take on four exciting phases which will provide them with a range of skills and a fantastic platform to have their voices heard throughout the programme. The ‘Do Good’ phase within their local community provides young people with a chance to raise awareness of social issues and to demolish stereotypes within their local community.
Lincoln City Foundation have been delivering programmes from 2015 and have continued to inspire and motivate young people. Over 400 young people have been a part of our programmes and have raised over £12,000 during their social action projects, campaigning and fundraising for charities across Lincolnshire.
Dannii Belton, a recent NCS graduate, said: “My NCS experience was great and helped not only me but the group in facing fears. I became much more confident and got involved with every possible opportunity on the programme.”
Jasmine Craft, NCS Officer at the Lincoln City Foundation, said: “NCS is a fantastic programme that I have been a part of for a few years now. I feel that the opportunity for young people to go on this fantastic life journey is invaluable and they get so much value out of it. The young people graduate from the programme with life skills that they can use in the future and give back to their local communities. I have seen some amazing social action projects across Lincolnshire and some young people have continued with them even after graduating from the programme.”
Chief Executive of the NCS Trust, Michael Lynas said: "I’m incredibly proud of everything that NCS has achieved in the last ten years. As it moves into the next phase of its life, I’m confident NCS can make a more significant impact on young people and their communities than ever before."
NCS are already recruiting for the Summer 2020 programme within local schools. You can find out more about NCS and sign up to take part at wearencs.com.