Parents & Guardians
Reward your teenager with NCS

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a youth empowerment programme that gives 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to channel their independent spirit and take their next steps with confidence. NCS takes place over the school holidays in summer, autumn and spring.

Launched in 2011, to date over 200,000 teenagers have taken part in NCS and 3.3 million hours have been dedicated by NCS graduates to social action projects, helping to improve their local communities. On NCS, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, building confidence and making friends for life.

Government backing means the most you will ever pay for NCS is £50 for the whole experience, including food, activities… everything!

Wendy Gyarmati, Graduate Parent

“My Daughter decided to take part even though she had no friends to go with because she had no friends. She was brave at that moment, she cried after induction day and said she wasn’t doing it, a few hours later she said I am doing it because I’m not letting anxiety stop me anymore. I dropped her off for week 1 and left a scared child that suffered from anxiety for years. Five days later I got back a confident young women.”

Debbie Bartlett, Graduate Parent

“The NCS programme is without doubt a fantastic opportunity for teenagers and I wish it was compulsory.”