The most exciting and rewarding times of your life are closer than you might think! If you’re 15-17 and live in Hull or the East Riding of Yorkshire then you’ve come to the right place.
This summer the Tigers Sport and Education Trust are delivering the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme to over 480 people young people from Hull and the East Riding.
NCS is a once in lifetime opportunity which is currently being offered to all 15-17 year olds (year 11 or 12). NCS gives young people the opportunity to take on new challenges and develop new skills through team building exercises and outdoor activities, increasing young people’s confidence and aspirations, whilst giving them the opportunity to make a real difference to their local community and a chance to make new friends.
NCS is a four part programme that comprises of two weeks spent away from home, with all meals, kit and accommodation provided. Following this young people plan and design their own community project which they then go on to deliver over the remaining weeks. Almost 400,000 young people have completed the NCS programme to date, with 9 out of 10 saying they would recommend NCS to a friend.
As well as being fun, NCS adds value to young people’s CV’s and UCAS applications. NCS is recognised by UCAS and will help your son/daughter frame their skills and experience for interviews and completing applications. For those young people who don’t plan to go to university, NCS helps teach the skills employers say they are increasingly looking for in candidates, often the lessons which can’t always be learnt in the classroom. Importantly, it will not interfere with their studies since it takes place out of term time.
On graduation of the programme young people have the opportunity to become part of their local Graduate Association where they will have continued volunteering opportunities available to them, all of which will further aid young people in their future development.
“I literally stumbled across NCS by accident, whilst reading a woman’s national magazine and am very pleased I did. My son joined the team for four weeks during the summer and enjoyed the new friends, team leaders, activities, locations and fun. He came away from it full of new thoughts about his future, how he could do more volunteering and a more considerate attitude to others. As a parent, I am happy to see my son kept busy and having a great time. NCS and the whole Tigers Trust team help these young people grow, in so many ways”.
NCS is a fantastic life experience that reaches beyond school and something which employers look for. It’s open to all young people regardless of ability, income, ethnicity or faith and also provides unique benefits for their personal development. Going on the programme is not only good fun, but great for building independence and confidence, as well as improving communication and teamwork skills.
The estimated value of NCS is in excess of £1500, however due to the funding provided by the government, the required contribution payment is usually £50. Please note that there are bursaries available to those where this charge is a barrier to participation. The Tigers Trust is taking away 360 young people from Hull and the East Riding, across 5 trips this summer. There are very limited places left with only 50 places available on three trips, we therefore advise confirming your son/daughter’s place as soon as possible since there are limits on availability of certain dates.
To find out more about the programme which helps young people become better individuals, and in turn better citizens, visit: www.ncsyes.co.uk, alternatively ring the NCS Team at the Tigers Trust on 01482 358371.
We hope that you will take advantage of this fantastic opportunity afforded to you by NCS.