Teen backs citizen scheme

An 18-year-old who took part in a national voluntary programme has become a team leader for Summer 2014 programme.

Benjamin Jones of Brixworth is encouraging other Northamptonshire young people to join the initiative after experiencing the first-hand benefits that come from the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

Since graduating from NCS in 2012, the independence and self-discipline Ben learned has helped him aim high and focus during his A-Levels.

Ben said: “I definitely recommend NCS to all teenagers – we need to take every opportunity we can in life, and NCS will be the first of many great adventures.”

NCS offers 16-17-year-olds the opportunity to further vital skills, and build up their CV, all the while taking on challenging new experiences. Go to www.ncsem1.org.uk.