TEENAGERS are being urged to act quickly to avoid missing out on a popular fun-packed scheme.
Around 700 places are available for the National Citizen Service programme, an initiative which involves a residential trip and the chance to devise a project to help the local community.
The programme is running for the third consecutive summer this year and is backed by emergency services and supported by Cleveland Police’s chief constable Jacqui Cheer and Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger. Each place costs £35 but bursaries are available.
It’s aimed at youngsters aged 16 and 17 and spots are already going fast by teenagers eager to get involved.
Last year’s graduated have completed 2,600 hours of social action volunteering and some have taken up the opportunity to work with police.
Those who are interested should visit www.thencsnetwork.org, call 0800 027 111 or call Cleveland Police’s youth manager on 0845 271 3873.