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National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once in a lifetime opportunity for 15-17 year olds in Northern Ireland to build skills for employment such as resilience, confidence and leadership, build trust between people of different backgrounds, and create stronger communities where giving back is a way of life.

St. Columb’s Park House operates teams in Derry/Londonderry and in Coleraine.

In Summer 2021, Derry/Londonderry is the only place in Northern Ireland that will be operating NCS but we are happy to support participants from Coleraine and the North Coast in participating.

Dates are not yet fixed, but the programme is likely to run from 31 July- 23 August with a 5-night residential at the start. More info will follow.

To register for NCS this summer in the Derry/Londonderry area, fill in the following form: https://forms.office.com/r/2WkbT3PKuE

If you have any questions or any problems applying, please contact Darragh Graham: 028 71343080.

 

About NCS: 

St. Columb’s Park House, in partnership with Co-operation Ireland, has delivered NCS in the North West and on the North Coast since 2012. In Northern Ireland, the programme has more than 2500 graduates to date.  Nationally, more than 600,000 young people have volunteered their time to communities across England and Northern Ireland through participation in NCS social action.

NCS is open to all, regardless of background, experience or whether their strengths lie in sport, creativity or academics, with additional support provided to young people with learning or physical needs.

Taking place during the summer holidays and the Halloween break every year, NCS consists of:

  1. An action-packed Adventure residential away from home with your new team
  2. A Discovery phase to learn skills for life and work
  3. A Social Action project with your team to give back to your community. 
  4. We wrap up with a graduation and Celebration event with all NI NCS grads from your season. 

Phases 1, 2, and 3 must be completed with at least 90% attendance in order to graduate from NCS.  There will be some get-to know-you meetings before the programme begins as well as a graduation & celebration event after the Social Action project. 

You can find more detail on the different phases of the programme at www.wearencs.com/what-is-ncs  

It’s important to us that as many young people as possible get to take part so the programme takes place during school holidays. With funding from the Department for Communities and The Honourable, The Irish Society, participation fees are capped at £50 for the summer and £25 for the Autumn with financial support available on a case-by-case basis. 

Further information available at our office or contact Darragh on 028 71343080 for more details.

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