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The National Citizen Service (NCS) run programmes across the country that work to empower young people to change the world around them by making sure they have the right tools, opportunities, and respect to do so.

Wakefield Council proudly partners with NCS to deliver experiences that help young people to become world ready and work ready, and raise their voice to make a positive difference together.

NCS is all about helping young people explore who they are and who they want to be, with no fear of judgement or failure.

Where they can step out and step up, and get a taste of independence on their own terms.

A space for everyone to feel at home, no matter where they’re from.

To connect with other like-minds, learn new skills, make an impact in their community and better their employability.

NCS lets them say ‘No We Can’.
NCS experiences include:

CONNECT: a free digital hub filled with bitesize content – for young people and contributed to by young people – to navigate everyday life; from debates, life lessons and creative challenges, to showcasing young people’s social action, tips on how to positively impact communities, and ways to switch off and recharge

SUMMER: a two week experience where young people come together to connect in real life and learn more about themselves, each other, and how to give back to their local community

AUTUMN: a one week experience where young people come together to connect in real life and learn more about themselves, each other and how to give back to their local community

CHANGEMAKERS: regular group meetups throughout the year for young people all over the country to design and deliver social action projects and make a positive difference in their local community

FUTUREMAKERS: paid work placement experiences to help young people get work ready

SKILLS BOOSTER: tools and support for further education, colleges, and schools to build meaningful and impactful personal development, volunteering and social action curriculums, with their pupils in line with the Government’s employability and ‘levelling-up’ agenda

YOUTH RISING: A podcast made for young people, by young people. Each episode tackles important issues that matter and have an impact on young people and their communities, breaking stereotypes around youth culture.
To find out more head to wearencs.com

If you are a local organisation who wants to get involved in the NCS programmes, or can offer an opportunity for the young people in these programmes, please contact the Wakefield Youth Work Team on 01924 302665 and ask for a NCS staff member.