FOOTBALL club bosses are urging youngsters to sign up to a new scheme which aims to boost their personal development.
Staff from the Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation (HUCSF) are working in partnership with Safe in Tees Valley recruiting for the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.
The NCS programme, due to take place this summer, is a flagship Government initiative aimed at teenagers in Year 11 set to leave school.
NCS is recognised by schools, colleges and employers as a personal development achievement and an opportunity for teenagers to stand out from the crowd in their future education or employment plans.
Staff from HUCSF spent time at Hartlepool Sixth Form College signing up youngsters and they are now encouraging others to join in the fun.
Keith Nobbs, HUCSF development officer, said: “Signing up to NCS means they could spend the summer camping, white water-rafting, swinging across rivers, making new friends and making a difference in their local community.
“They will have the opportunity to get ahead through fresh and challenging experiences, gaining leadership and team building skills and above all – having a good time.”
Taking part in NCS gives young people the chance to:
• Learn new skills, develop confidence and leadership and learn about teamwork;
• Meet new people from all walks of life;
• Make a real difference to their community, or an issue they care about.
In order to graduate participants must successfully complete five phases including induction, an activity based residential, a community residential, a design and teamwork task.
For more information call HUCSF on (01429) 862595, or 07788724588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org