NCS participants are making a difference within their communities

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Fleetwood Town Community Trust is supporting young people making a difference in their community through the National Citizen Service Moving Forward initiative this autumn.

The Trust has already worked with over 50 students on the Fylde Coast, delivering life skills sessions such as careers guidance, enterprise challenges and much more. We will be working with local colleges and Further Education providers to give young people the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and actively benefit their community. The programme is beginning to evolve to a digital platform so we can support young people through localized restrictions.

Fleetwood Town Community Trust’s NCS programme, Keep Doing Good, was hugely successful in the summer with the aim of supporting the local community following national lockdown restrictions following the COVID 19 pandemic. This saw young people aged 16 and 17 years old volunteer their time to help resolve social issues in Fleetwood, and specifically targeted mental health campaigns aimed to raise awareness and funds for Lancashire Mind. The group created bracelets which were then sold at Affinity Lancashire in Fleetwood for donations towards their chosen charity.

NCS Programme Manager, John Hartley explained, “The young people we have worked with so far this year have been fantastic. They have completely engaged in what NCS is all about and I believe they have been given the skills and the platform to blossom onto the next steps of their journey.”

NCS participant and Fleetwood Town Sports College student, Spencer Seddon, said, “I really enjoyed my time doing NCS. It made me feel more confident and also helped improve my leadership skills. Whilst on the course, I had a lot of time to think about what I would like to do in the future and I now have a much more clear view of what I want to do after college and what skills will help me succeed.”

For young people that have already completed NCS in previous years and want to still be a part of it, we offer monthly Local Action Groups, which give young people the opportunity to virtually catch up again and discuss their experiences of college and day to day life whilst also designing new projects with aim to support the community.

If you would like any further details on any of the above information, please email NCS Manager, John Hartley on John.Hartley@FleetwoodTownFC.com.

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