Karl joined Members of Parliament from around the Country at the National Citizen Service’s (NCS) Leaders Week Reception in the House of Commons on Tuesday 27 October.
NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to all 16 and 17 year olds in every constituency in England. It is a unique part-residential experience focused around fun and discovery, plus 30 hours committed to a local community project. On this Government-backed programme, young people work together, building skills for work and life, while taking on exciting challenges, making new friends, and contributing to their community. In just five years, over 190,000 young people have graduated from NCS, including many young people from Lincoln and Lincolnshire.
The prestigious NCS Leaders programme brings together 100 of this year’s NCS ‘graduates’ from across the country. Participants are selected for their personal development and social impact during their time on NCS. During a week-long residential programme they take part in further coaching and skills sessions which will help them lead and support other young people to make their mark in their communities.
Karl McCartney MP said: “I was delighted to attend the reception at the House of Commons celebrating the achievements of this year’s NCS Leaders.
“The NCS is all about giving young people the chance to come together from different backgrounds, have new experiences, learn new skills, understand how to work as a team, and give something back to the community. It’s also brilliant news for the rest of us, as all young people taking part spend 30 hours making their community a better place.
“The National Citizen Service is a fantastic idea and a great thing for young people in Lincoln, Lincolnshire and around our Country to do. I look forward to continuing to support this excellent initiative into the future.”
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