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Join NCS this Year for a Summer of a Lifetime

The National Citizen Service (NCS) programme is ready for action this summer, with our passionate NCS staff working hard to make this summer the best programme yet.

Applications are well underway for those 15-17-year olds who have signed up already.

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 such as leadership, teamwork and communication. Building skills for work and life, whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

With the Summer fast approaching, Wave One starts on the 24th June – 19th July, followed by Wave 2 on the 8th July to the 2nd August and finally Wave 3 on the 29th July to the 23rd August.

NCS is open to all current Year 11s and 12s, and the programme looks like this:

Week 1 – Adventure – 5 days, 4 nights at Adventure Activities on the Isle of Wight doing everything from coasteering to axe throwing, sea kayaking to arrow tag and sleeping in massive glamping tents – don’t worry we provide a mattress, duvet and pillow!

Want to do something exciting and empowering this summer?

Week 2 – Discovery – 5 days, 4 nights, at University of Sussex in Brighton where they will be working with West Sussex Fire and Rescue, doing a Brighton Challenge, participating in interactive and fun workshops for those life skills to get young people ready for work and their lives ahead. You will also get time to have some fun in the evenings with movie nights, a Bake Off and much more!

Week 3 – Social Action Planning – 5 days, you are back on home turf, just come in during the day where teams plan a community project working with a local charity or organisation. The club provide a bit of structure to help them along the way, but by the end of the week, they need to be ready to present their projects to ‘Social Action Pitch’ (our take on The Dragon’s Den).

Week 4 – Social Action – 5 days, in Crawley delivering those planned projects, whatever they might be. This is led by the young people, and could be anything from raising awareness, creating care packages for the homeless, rebranding a charity, campaigning or fundraising – whatever teams do they will feel empowered and great about what they have achieved!

There is limited time left to sign up, but we still have a few spaces available, so sign up to get your space in this Summer’s programme. -

If you would like to speak to one of our Crawley team about NCS, call the Crawley Town Community Foundation office: 01293 410 000 ex4 or alternatively see our website for more information -

Make sure for live updates over the summer you follow NCS’ Instagram: @crawleyncs or follow us: @CrawleyTownCF

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