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York Teenagers Encouraged To Join National Citizens' Service


1:18pm 29th April 2013

300 York teenagers can take part in a new government initiative  which is being piloted in York, called National Citizen Service.

It's taking place this summer holiday for anyone in year 11 or 12.

The programme consists of 2 residential ‘holidays’ –typically in PGL type places in Wales, Scotland, Northumberland, where they do all sort of things like abseiling, white water rafting and rock climbing):the opportunity to do a community project in York, and a big black tie graduation at the end, with a signed certificate from the Prime Minister.

This year there are three organisations running the programme in York, including Leeds United.

It costs £50 to take part as its heavily subsidised by the government and looks great on their CV, about the equivalent of a Gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

You can find out more on the National Citizens' Service website.


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