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NCS Summer Programme Information 2022

Blackpool FC Community Trust proudly partners with NCS to deliver experiences that help young people to become world ready and work ready, and raise their voice to make a positive difference together.

NCS is all about helping young people explore who they are and who they want to be, with no fear of judgement or failure.

Where they can step out and step up, and get a taste of independence on their own terms.

A space for everyone to feel at home, no matter where they’re from.

To connect with other like-minds, learn new skills, make an impact in their community and better their employability. NCS lets them say ‘No We Can’.

Our summer 2022 programme will sell out fast and if you want to pre-register your interest follow the link below to receive the latest news first when the programme goes on sale to bag yourself a place!

Sign up here – https://wearencs.com/sign-up-to-ncs

The contribution cost to take part in NCS is just £50, which includes your transport (during week one), activities, workshops, overnight accommodation, and food whilst on residential. For many £50 can still be a large amount and we do have bursaries available to reduce this cost further, you just need to get in contact with our NCS team to discuss further and to see if you are eligible for a bursary.

 

The NCS experiences include:

CONNECT:

A free digital hub filled with bitesize content – for young people and contributed to by young people – to navigate everyday life; from debates, life lessons and creative challenges, to showcasing young people’s social action, tips on how to positively impact communities, and ways to switch off and recharge.

SUMMER:

A two week experience where young people come together to connect in real life and learn more about themselves, each other, and how to give back to their local community.

AUTUMN:

A one week experience where young people come together to connect in real life and learn more about themselves, each other and how to give back to their local community.

CHANGEMAKERS:

Regular group meetups throughout the year for young people all over the country to design and deliver social action projects and make a positive difference in their local community.

FUTUREMAKERS:

Paid work placement experiences to help young people get work ready.

SKILLS BOOSTER:

Tools and support for further education, college and schools to build meaningful and impactful personal development, volunteering and social action curriculums, with their pupils in line with the Government’s employability and ‘levelling-up’ agenda.

YOUTH RISING:

A podcast made for young people, by young people. Each episode tackles important issues that matter and have an impact on young people and their communities, breaking stereotypes around youth culture.

To find out more head to wearencs.com

The 4 Phases

Phase 1 – Be Epic

This phase will see the young people take part in a series of outdoor adventure activities during a 1-week residential away from home challenging them to something new, developing skills such as leadership and how to be part of a team to achieve something great whilst still having some time to recharge and chill.

Phase 2 – Live Life

Throughout this phase young people take part in engaging workshops building on essential skills for work and life, making sure young people can get ahead and are prepared for whatever the future holds. We see this as investing in our countries and communities future.

Phase 3 – Do Good

Young people will engage in social action in their local community. Choosing a cause they want to support, planning and creating a project to affect change within the community of Blackpool. This creates more understanding of their responsibilities as a citizen and their potential to affect change.

Phase 4 – Go Party

After having an amazing summer filled with new experiences, challenges and a whole load of development you get to celebrate all those achievements. Reconnecting with the friends you went on NCS with and the new ones you made along the way you will be invited to Bloomfield road to receive your official NCS certificate and celebrate all your achievement throughout the summer.

Meet The Team

Chris Taylor-Hedley

NCS Manager

“I have been involved in NCS for a number of years, seeing first-hand the impact it has both on the participants and the communities they deliver their social action projects in. NCS is a unique experience that you can only do once and urge everyone to take part. Employers, colleges and universities love someone with a difference and NCS gives you that. Seeing the young people year on year develop and increase their confidence, social skills and challenge themselves to push past any fears realizing that they are capable of more than they imagined is why I am proud to plan and deliver the NCS programme.“

Stacey Royales

Social Action Officer

"I first got involved in NCS when I was 16 years old as a participant, this shaped my future ambitions and pushed me out of my comfort zone to develop the skills I needed to further my education. I am excited to now be in a position where I can give 16-17 year olds the same opportunity to overcome their fears, challenge themselves and embark on a once in a lifetime experience. Within my role I hope to continue the positive change we are making on the lives of the young people in Blackpool and their local community and this is why I am proud to be a part of the NCS Team here at Blackpool FC Community Trust."

Life after NCS

Upon graduating from your NCS programme you will have the opportunity to sign up stay to our Changemakers group. By joining the Changemakers group you will continue to plan and deliver social action projects in the local community, create career opportunities, make your CV shine and gain real life experience all whilst being supported by the NCS team at Blackpool FC Community Trust. The Changemakers will lead on the planning and delivery of NCS Matchday and NCS Action Day dedicated to increasing awareness of NCS and making a lasting impact in your community and the people who need it most.

Hear from our Participants

HOLLY HESLOP – 17

“NCS has helped me feel more confident within myself and making new friends, it also helped me face some fear and experience things I never thought I would. The Youth Board is giving more experience into planning and having responsibilities, I believe that these will help me in the future. Because of NCS it has helped me with my educational journey as I am now a student at the BFC Community Trust Sports College, as I aspire to be a PE teacher.”

SHELLBY MEEHAN – 17

"When I first heard about NCS, I originally thought there was no way I could do most of the things on the programme. I spoke to my mum and other close people about it all and they encouraged me to do it, it completely took me out of my comfort zone but I am so happy I did it and enjoyed every moment of my experience! NCS definitely built my confidence and made me gain new friends. One thing I am excited for is to join their Changemakers, which will allow me to continue making a positive impact in my local community."

LEWIS CAUVAIN – 17

“NCS has helped me develop new friendships that are for life. The activities were so much fun and challenging which helped me overcome some fears and come out of my comfort zone. I enjoyed NCS so much I wanted to carry on my journey, so I joined the NCS Youth Board. This has also continued to help me become more confident and develop more skills to help me in the future.”