Congratulations to young people who graduated from the National Citizen Service (NCS) with us yesterday! The event took place at the beautiful Wills Memorial Building at the top of Park Street in Bristol. It was great to see everyone looking sharp & bringing friends & family along for the celebration.
Over the summer Young Bristol have worked with 88 young people who have spent 5,280 hours on Social Action projects not only raising awareness for six main charities but a whopping £1,552.55 that has gone directly to the charities themselves! The six beneficiaries were chosen by the young people and they were; Bristol NightStop, Alive!, Vision, Age UK, Juicy Blitz & Friends of the Earth.
Each of the four waves started off with an action packed residential in the Lake District followed by a week staying at Bristol University Halls of Residence. This experience helped the young people to get to know each other and become a real team as they embarked on their social action projects. The following two weeks were a chance to develop their skills in project managing & developing their confidence to create innovative projects supporting their chosen beneficiaries.
The NCS team would like to thank all the young people involved, their families & friends for supporting their journey as well as the wonderful team leaders, volunteers, instructors & youth workers who made this summer so memorable! We were very impressed by the motivation the groups had over the four week programme and delighted to see new friendships being made. We wish the graduates all the best with their future plans. Don’t forget to check your emails for more information about the International Citizen Service, our Instructor Training Scheme, Snow Camp and other fantastic opportunities out there.
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Did you miss out on NCS this summer? Well fear not – we have a week long NCS programme running during the half term this October! Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 929 2513 for more information.