NCS Summer 2019 recruitment

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NCS has become the country’s fastest growing youth movement with over 400,000 graduates to date. This once in a lifetime opportunity is a 4 week programme that helps young people (aged 16-17) build their confidence and gain new skills whilst having fun and giving back to their community –a great opportunity for their future aspirations! Whether they’re about to apply for university, or preparing to enter the working world, signing up to NCS could be one of the best decisions a young person can make.  If you know any young people who might be interested tell them to visit to find out more and to sign up.

If you have a small group of young people who might be interested in NCS Summer 2019 but would like to know more please contact Jeni Upperdine, NCS Lead at Sheffield Futures: ext:6655 to arrange a NCS presentation.

NCS is amazing value for money as the programme is financially supported by the government, which invests more than £1,000 per place. The whole experience would normally cost £50, however, if young people sign up online through  a place will cost only £35!

If any young person may struggle to pay this fee then please speak with Jeni Upperdine to see what funding is available.

Celebrating our young people giving back to the community

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Sheffield Futures celebrated the achievements made by our 111 young people on the National Citizen Service programme this week.

Over the course of 4 weeks this summer young people aged 17 and 18 from across Sheffield came together to work on social action projects that would directly benefit the local community.

During the four weeks, our young people spent time on an outdoor residential, undertaking adventurous activities, learning to work as a team, developing leadership skills and pushing themselves to achieve things they never thought possible.

In weeks two and three, young people developed life skills by spending time close to home as well as undertaking a social action project for a local charity. Our NCS graduates supported local charities with fundraising initiatives and care packages including those for the City’s homeless. Those that benefited included young people in our own community youth teams and the Door 43 emotional health and wellbeing service along with Chilypep, Water Aid, Bluebell Wood, Richmond Care Home, Roundabout, Sheffield Mind, Archer Project and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

‘We’re so proud of all the fantastic young people that have gone on the National Citizen Service journey with us this Summer. What a brilliant achievement to challenge yourself in such an all-encompassing way, living away from home and working as part of a team to benefit those in need within our community.’ Says Gail Gibbons, CEO of Sheffield Futures.

‘We know from our celebration event that the young people involved gained a lot of life skills and positive experiences from the NCS programme this year and we look forward to welcoming the next set of young people onto the programme.’ Gail continues.

Sheffield Futures is one of the delivery partners for the National Citizen Service in Sheffield.


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