Published: 3rd September 2021
The National Citizen Service with HGCT have completed Summer 2021 delivery with over 250 young people in Huddersfield attending the program this Summer.
Teens from across the local area aged 16-17 committed to a 2-week program with a variety of activities delivered to inject and boost skill set for future work and life. Kicking off the program held at Bradley Woods Scout camp, Brighouse saw groups of young people complete adventurous activities such as crate stack, climbing wall, archery and rifle shooting.
Amongst the opportunities the provision creates, such as team building and leadership we partnered with a variety of community partners. A few to mention are Freedom Personal Safety and HMP Not 4 Me. They helped provide impactful sessions aimed to support young people and provide a wealth of knowledge and experiences from the best in the industry.
The final part of the program involved teams to plan, pitch and deliver a community project to support a local cause in the area. Partnering with over 15 community and charitable organisations locally has seen each young person complete 30 hours of voluntary work that will look brilliant on their C.V. Georgia Lane regional fundraiser from Forget Me Not Trust commented ‘This year at Forget Me Not our wonderful hospice Russell House celebrates its 10th year, as part of our 10-year activity we are undertaking a project to refresh our beautiful gardens. Our gardens are safe and peaceful spaces for children and families to enjoy and make memories. The incredible team of young people from NCS have done a fantastic job in helping brighten up our garden, making it even more appealing to our families and a bright space for them to enjoy. We cannot thank the NCS Team enough for all their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm on their project. They truly have made a difference to our hospice and the families we support.”
The NCS experience gives participants the opportunity to develop skills and confidence needed to become more engaged within their communities and to become active and responsible citizens, whilst having an action-packed summer. NCS Manager Katy Stockdale commented “With so much turbulence involved planning and preparing for Summer programs in the middle of the pandemic I am so thrilled to see the amazing results we have achieved this year, It was lovely to see young people together again, albeit with safety measures in place Summer 2021 reached one of the highest retentions on program the company has ever seen.”
To find out more about opportunities of signing up to future programs please visit wearencs.com