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The National Citizen Service Programme! (NCS)

The National Citizen Service is a programme for 15-17 year olds. It 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 like leadership, teamwork and communication. Participants spend two weeks away from home doing outdoor adventure activities and spend another week developing a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about, and then finally spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.

For more information, please visit our website. 

The Engagement Team visit different schools, youth clubs and other venues, so look out for our next event, we could be in a youth club or venue near you!


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We cover the Berkshire area and the programme is accessible and affordable for all. If young people are eligible for Free School Dinners or something similar, we can provide a grant meaning they can go on the programme for free! 

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.