Bradford City Community Foundation

As a Residential Approved Activity Provider (AAP), Bradford City Community Foundation delivers the National Citizen Service (NCS) in the area of Calderdale.

he National Citizen Service is a 4 week youth development programme, specifically for 16-17 year olds, that takes place nationally across England. It involves 3 parts aimed at bringing young people together from different backgrounds, learning new skills and giving back to the community.

Part 1: This is about getting active! Young people will stay at an outdoors centre taking part in amazing activities such as mountain biking, rock-climbing, kayaking and more! As an organisation, we use a variety of locations such as Scotland, Kent, Norfolk and France.

Part 2: Get involved! For the second residential, young people will have the opportunity to learn new skills and meet groups within your community. They will stay in university accommodation to gain a sense of independence and develop their confidence.

Part 3: Make your mark! Taking what has been learnt from part 1 and 2, teams will come together to create and run a community project that means something to them. Funding for the projects is secured through a ‘dragons den’ pitch so bring you’re A game!

NCS is a cost effective way of completing the Residential section of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. During residential, all food, transport, accommodation and activities and included in the price which will be no more than £50 for the whole programme.

NCS helps to bridge the gap between school and employment, equipping young people with much needed skills such as interpersonal and basic communication skills including presentations and team work.

After completing NCS:

88% of young people agree that they are better at working in a team
71% of young people agree that they are better at leading people
87% of young people agree that they are more confident
Source: surveys completed by NCS participants in 2013

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity, sign up for NCS today!

Local NCS graduate Charlotte Lumb, 17 from Elland says “Becoming an NCS graduate has been incredible so far! It’s opened the doors to so many opportunities, including a once in a life time trip to Sri Lanka. The scheme has allowed me to develop my organisation skills and improved my confidence which has allowed me to put myself out there.”

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