National Citizen Service for 16 and 17 year olds

What is it?

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England.

It will help you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends.

It runs in the spring, summer and autumn. You’ll have a short time away from home and take part in a team project that will help your community.

NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication.

Participants develop a social-action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.

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A local example

myNCS @ SGS College

Good things happen when you say YES

If you’re in Year 11 or your first year of college and want to do something different, myNCS @ SGS College is for you.

myNCS is a National Citizen Service programme. It includes fun, challenging outdoor activities and gives you the opportunity to give something back to your community. Through myNCS you’ll…

  • Make new friends for life
  • Experience things you’ll remember forever
  • Learn new skills to make your future brighter
  • Show that young people can make a difference.

What's more, it's free to take part!


Paul Metheringham. Email: paul.metheringham@sgscol.ac.uk Tel: 01179192620

Read more here about NCS across the country and how to get involved.

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