This Friday’s Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United will be our dedicated NCS Matchday, promoting a once-in-a-lifetime experience that helps build confidence and self-belief, so that young people can take on anything in life.
National Citizen Service (NCS) is the fastest growing youth movement since the Scouts began. Over 200,000 young people have now graduated from the programme.
MFC Foundation are part of the national movement of NCS which has huge impact on young people and communities with over 1.9 million hours of social action has taking place across the country, the equivalent to building 74 Olympic Stadiums and 1 The Great Wall of China.
NCS is available for for all 15-17 Year olds, and can help fast track Young People’s future by learning new skills for work and life enhancing CVs by demonstrating to employers the skills that they have learnt whilst on NCS, confidence, teamwork and leadership skills.
At the game Middlesbrough Football Club and MFC Foundation will be supporting NCS and highlighting the positive work that young people from Middlesbrough have done in the local community.
A number of MFC Foundation’s NCS graduates will be attending the game to offer information and their experiences of the project to potential participants, while there will also be a flag parade with an NCS banner.
NCS is delivered by MFC Foundation, and with the support of young people who have already graduated from NCS, the programme has made its mark on people’s lives and the local community.
In the summer, participants enjoyed a number of fun-filled team activities while away on a residential retreat, before turning to Teesside to help local charities raise money through various different community-based events, like car washes and cycling on an exercise bike in the Cleveland Centre!
Claire Streeter, NCS Co-ordinator at MFC Foundation believes that more young people in Middlesbrough can benefit from NCS: “I would encourage any young person to take part in NCS. It is a unique opportunity where you can develop life and employability skills, make new friends and have lots of fun.”
NCS Ambassador, George Friend has said: “NCS is an amazing opportunity for young people to really challenge themselves and give something back to their local community. If I was 16 again I would have said Yes to NCS.”
If you’re 15 to 17 years old, this is your chance to make lasting friendships, embrace the outdoors and learn the skills they don’t teach in school sign up to NCS this summer with MFC Foundation. For more info please visit www.ncsyes.co.uk.