Youngsters making a difference

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SUNDERLAND City Council is looking for motivated young people to take part in National Citizen Service (NCS) this summer.

Young people are being given a unique opportunity to make a difference to their lives and communities.

National Citizen Service is a fun-packed and exciting programme that will help young people to build their confidence, make new friends, and make a difference.

The NCS programme is aimed at 16-year-olds and recruiters have been visiting schools in Sunderland to encourage young people to take part and the programme will be fully under way during the six-week school holiday period.

The programme is full of fun and challenging activities and two residential experiences, one home and one away, after which participants will choose a local issue or cause to support and will work together to develop and deliver their own self-designed social action project.

Councillor Pat Smith, Portfolio Holder for Children and Learning City, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for 16-year-old pupils in Sunderland.”

Any young person wishing to know more about the NCS programme are welcome to an open evening at Raich Carter Sports Centre, on Wednesday, March 14, from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm.

For more information, visit: www.catch-22.org.uk/ncs.