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Our Programmes

We run youth and community programmes that have the central aim of mixing diverse groups of people with each other.

NCS with The Challenge is our longest running programme and is a fun and engrossing opportunity for 15 to 17 year olds. As part of National Citizen Service the programme gives participants the opportunity to get active, to get involved and make their mark in the community. It prepares young people for life by challenging them to take on new experiences in socially mixed teams.

The Challenge Society is our year-round programme for graduates of NCS with The Challenge and keeps them involved and engaged in what we do by offering them new and fantastic opportunities; the chance to take part in events and gives them the chance to get involved in activities that will help to develop key skills, make a difference and reunite with old friends.

Head Start is a new pilot programme for graduates of NCS with The Challenge, that encourages young people to volunteer in their local community, and in return guarantees interviews for a part-time job.

StepForward is a new year-long programme for school leavers that helps get them ready for their future careers. It gives them a job for one year and provides training and support during this time, as they meet regularly with others on the programme in different disciplines and work together 

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