NCS is a unique opportunity for young people to make new friends and take on challenges to build skills and confidence to be used in everyday life that will support them in their future career aspirations.
Pilot are 1 of over 150 partner organisations that come together to form the NCS network delivering a successful National programme.
As a partner, Pilot delivers NCS Programmes for young people across Sandwell and Dudley to turn “NO YOU CAN’T” into “NO WE CAN” with this unique exciting experience.
WHAT EXACTLY IS NCS?
Since it began in 2009, with just 158 participants, the programmes have grown all over the country and now, over 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS.
Together, they tackle some of the biggest issues in our country, with an incredibly positive impact: NCS was initially founded to help young people achieve their potential and build bridges between communities. The mission was to empower young people to change the world around them, making sure they have the right tools, opportunities and respect to do so.
Today its key elements are:-
Cultivating stronger, more integrated communities by fostering understanding between young people and their neighbours from different backgrounds:
Building essential skills for work and life, making sure young people can get ahead and are prepared for whatever the future holds – think of it as investing in our country’s future talent:
70% of participants felt more confident about getting a job in the future as a result of going on NCS
Engaging young people in social action in their community as well as the democratic process, creating more understanding of their responsibilities as a citizen and their potential to affect change:
Designed specially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future.
We’ll help you realise that big, exciting things can come from feeling a little bit overwhelmed. ...No, seriously, it’s all good. Remember, No. We. Can. Show yourself exactly what you’re made of!
On NCS, you’ll mix with a new crowd, and take on fresh challenges together. Before you know it, you’ll be rooting for each other, as you all tackle your own little hurdles.
Along the way, you’ll also get a taste for independence and pick up skills that’ll help you smash your future goals.
And if that’s not enough for you, you’ll also be given a platform to have your voice heard and pursue a passion project.
The NCS experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a LOT longer.
Over 500,000 people have already done NCS – want to join them?
If you want to make this summer one you’ll never forget, get yourself on NCS. The countdown to grab your spot is officially on (see above!). Programmes go on sale from 27 February...but, if you just can’t wait, why not pre-register now to be the first to know!
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