The experience that turns 'No you can't' into 'No we can!'
As a national youth programme, over 150 partner organisations come together to form the NCS network.
National Citizen Service Trust is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated by Royal Charter and established to shape, support, champion and lead a thriving National Citizen Service. National Citizen Service Trust is registered in England and Wales with Royal Charter Body number RC000894. Our registered office is at The Pembroke Building, Kensington Village, Avonmore Road, London, W14 8DG.
Peterborough City Council has worked with NCS since 2013, delivering the life-changing experience for young people in Peterborough. To date, we have worked with over 1400 teenagers, helping them to realise their potential and smash their future goals and have a lot of fun along the way!
But enough about us, what exactly is NCS?
Designed for 16-17 year olds, NCS is a youth programme that runs every summer and autumn, during school holidays.
The experience is all about emboldening young people, by giving them the buzz of being an adult (without all the responsibilities). On NCS, participants live away from home and get a taste for independence. They mix with a new crowd of people and take on exciting challenges together. The experience helps young people to develop skills that will set them up for life after school.
Participants then get a chance to use these new-found skills, by tackling a passion project of their choosing. NCS is dedicated to providing a platform for young people where they can speak up, get their voice heard and tackle real-world issues close to home.
The experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a lot longer. Since day one, in 2011, nearly 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing more than 14.5 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.