Thousands of young people will join a National Youth Programme through the Peterborough United Foundation.
The network of NCS providers deliver this unforgettable programme to thousands of young people each year. Peterborough United will be providing the programme with Reed in Partnership in Peterborough.
Over the last 10 years more than 500,000 young people have benefitted from taking part in NCS. As part of the 3 or 4 week experience during their summer holidays they spend time away trying exciting new activities, learning new skills and making new friends before returning to their communities to develop social action projects. These projects are a way of raising awareness of local causes, fundraising for charity or carry out activities to improve local facilities.
Peterborough United has delivered NCS since 2014 engaging over 500 young people During that time young people have delivered over 20,000 hours of social action in Peterborough which has included raising money for the homeless, building sensory gardens and creating a support network for the elderly.
Louie Salmon graduated NCS with Peterborough United in 2018 and believes that the programme has change his life;
‘NCS made me who I am today. I had begun to think I was a lost cause and that nothing I did would help me get better. Luckily, I was wrong! I pushed through exam season and I did it! I went on programme and it was the best thing I ever did.”
"I believe that’s it’s not just NCS, but it’s the people who organised and participated in the programme is the reason why I’m studying for 3 A-levels today. The biggest regret you will have is not saying yes.”
Jenna Lusk, NCS Manager, Peterborough United is delighted to be part of the new network of NCS delivery partners saying.
“We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to continue to run this amazing programme. The NCS programme is ever growing and provides such incredible opportunities for young adults to take part in. We are proud to deliver such a programme and look forward to working within the new network.”
Michael Lynas, Chief Executive of the NCS Trust, said: "I'm incredibly proud of everything that NCS has achieved in the last ten years. As it moves into the next phase of its life, I'm confident NCS can make a more significant difference for our young people and their communities than ever before."
The new NCS network has been developed to deliver better value and experience for young people, parents and guardians and schools.
We are already recruiting for the Summer 2020 programme in local schools. You can find out more about NCS and sign up to take part at wearencs.com.