NCS Summer 2022 programs start this week for the Leeds Rhinos Foundation

The Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s 2022 Summer National Citizen Service program kicks off this week with over 180 young people from across Leeds ready to enjoy the summer of their lives!

NCS is the government’s main youth project aimed at supporting 16 and 17 year olds as they transition from school to work or further education. It’s a unique opportunity to meet new friends, experience amazing adventures, take on new challenges, and learn essential life skills needed for future education or employment.

This summer, the Leeds Rhinos Foundation will offer the two-week program on three different start dates called ‘waves’, helping the young people involved to have unforgettable experiences with an action-packed program of activities.

During the first week, participants will set off on a four-night residential trip to YHA Grinton Lodge in the Northeast, where they will immerse themselves in a range of epic outdoor activities, from kayaking and rock climbing archery and orienteering. While they are away, they will also participate in a number of workshops with external providers that will help them develop essential life skills, such as public speaking, presentation, money confidence, problem solving problems and more!

Before returning home, groups will also have time to plan a social action project, where they will work with one of the Foundation’s partner charities or community organizations to drive social change and have a positive and lasting impact on their local community. These plans will be implemented during the second week, when young people begin to implement their social action projects through a variety of different community events to help raise awareness or raise funds for their cause.

Last August, NCS teenagers donated 200,000 hours of their time to help rebuild their communities after the first lockdown, showing how much of a difference young people can make when working together towards a goal and giving them a voice to bring about positive change on the issues that matter to them. about most.

Through the English Football League Trust, over 1.8 million hours of volunteer work have been put in to tackle local and national issues that young people are passionate about. These include mental health, the environment and plastic waste. In partnership with EFL Trust, the Leeds Rhinos Foundation has won the contract to deliver the NCS from 2020, joining over 80 delivery partners who will roll out this fantastic youth to teen program across the country.

Upon completion of the NCS programme, each participant will be invited to attend a glittering graduation ceremony at Headingley Stadium where they will be presented with a certification signed by the Prime Minister and have the chance to celebrate their incredible achievements with their new friends from the program.

For more information on the Leeds Rhinos Foundation Summer 2022 NCS programs, including a chance to meet our dedicated NCS team, please CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions about NCS or would like to inquire about joining our NCS Fall 2022 programs, please email [email protected].

Dino J. Dotson