Mamas of Teens – Take Note!

Mamas of Teens – Take Note!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – this site is for all Mums – those with older children are very much welcomed and hopefully this little snippet of information will help you shape your older children into young adults you can be proud of!

This autumn will see the last chance for thousands of teens across the country to make unforgettable memories and a huge difference in themselves and their communities through participating in the Government backed youth programme, the National Citizen Service (NCS) and the best news is that until the 22nd of October you can take advantage of 50% off the prices this Autumn.

Thousands of teens across the country can experience the week of a lifetime for 50 per cent less. For just £25, 16-17 years have fun while building their confidence, making new friends and having a positive impact on their local community with the government-backed youth programme, National Citizen Service (NCS).

This half price offer covers food, activities and accommodation during the four days teens spend away from home taking part in team building outward-bound activities, three days learning skills for their future, and their end of programme celebration event. NCS also includes:

  • Getting involved in exciting activities

  • Developing leadership skills

  • Meeting incredible new friends

  • A great boost to CVs & UCAS applications

  • Giving back to local communities

Almost 500,000 young people have completed the NCS programme to date, giving up an incredible twelve million hours to social action projects since NCS started.

Places are available now – to take advantage of the 50% discount offer visit www.ncsyes.co.uk before half term (22nd October) using promo code AUTUMN25.

Within their half term break, 16 and 17 year olds can spend a week away from home, building confidence with new friends and getting involved in adrenaline-fuelled outdoor activities. They will then learn essential life skills before heading back home to put everything into practise with a social action project based on an issue they feel passionate about.

James Canvin, Extension Phase Manager at NCS Trust, said: “The NCS experience helps teens become better individuals and in turn better citizens. Every autumn we are blown away by how much we see the young people who get involved grow, recognising their ability to not only see a positive change in themselves, but also in their communities.  The autumn programme, our last of the year, comes at such a vital time for young people as they prepare for their futures. This is the last chance for these teenagers to take their futures into their own hands, I couldn’t recommend it more!”

Whilst supporting young people’s transition into adulthood and developing their strength of character, the NCS programme also offers a much deserved break from the pressure of starting their final years at school; providing a fun experience that encourages a new sense of purpose, optimism and belonging.

Independent research has found that NCS participants are more resilient and feel better able to cope with challenges in life; they are more likely to agree that when things go wrong they usually get over them quickly*. In addition, those from the most disadvantaged communities became 29.5% more likely to report that they ‘agree’ or ‘agree strongly’ their local area is a place where different backgrounds get along well.**

With almost 500,000 teenagers having taken part to date, parents and guardians around the country are seeing a huge difference in their teenagers following the programme.

Heather Robertson, mother of 16 year-old Melissa who recently participated in NCS said: “My daughter made new friends and was given amazing opportunities and experiences she wouldn’t have had if it wasn’t for NCS. She learnt many new skills and has become more aware of her own and others’ abilities. The programme was such a great way for her to spend the school holiday and now It’s clear to see that she feels more independent and confident about her future.”

NCS is delivered by more than a hundred local organisations across the country. There are still places available for 16-17 year olds to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity. To find out more and sign up to the autumn programme check out this link.  


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About NCS

NCS is a government backed programme established in 2011 to help build a more cohesive, mobile and engaged society. By bringing together young people from different backgrounds for a unique shared experience, NCS helps them to become better individuals, and in turn better citizens.

NCS is open to 16 and 17 year-olds across England and Northern Ireland. The two to four week programme, which takes place in school holidays, includes outdoor team-building exercises, a residential for participants to learn ‘life skills’, a community-based social action project and an end of programme celebration event.

To date:

  • Almost 500,000 young people have taken part

  • Twelve million hours of community action have been completed

  • For every £1 spent, NCS’  2016 summer programme delivered between £1.15 and £2.42 of benefits back to society

It costs participants just £50 or less to take part in NCS and bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is provided for young people with additional needs.


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