REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean wants to encourage local teenagers to take part in the National Citizen Service.
After hearing first-hand from Redditch teenagers about how the National Citizen Service (NCS) has changed their lives, Mrs Maclean wants more people to take part in the programme.
On Friday November 2, Rachel visited YMCA Redditch to meet a group of young people who had completed the NCS programme this Summer.
She heard how the programme enabled the teenagers to develop new skills and helped to boost their confidence.
Following her visit, Mrs Maclean said: “It was really great to hear about their experience of the NCS and how they’ve benefited from it.
“They clearly loved their time on NCS, made new friends, developed new skills and boosted their confidence.
“I’m sure their experience will help them no end at school and college, as well as their future in the world of work.”
NCS is open to teenagers aged 15-17-years-old and so far, nearly 500,000 young people have already taken part.
It is a four-phase programme which is designed to provide new experiences, as well as helping to boost CVs and UCAS statements.
Visit www.ncsyes.co.uk for more information about the National Citizen Service.