Helping young people to fulfil their potential

We provide life-changing experiences

Delivering the National Citizen Service

National Citizen Service (NCS) is the experience that turns no you can’t into no we can.

As a national youth programme, over 150 partner organisations come together to form the NCS network.

Reed in Partnership has worked with NCS since 2012, delivering the life-changing experience for young people in [location/s]. To date, we have worked with thousands of teenagers, helping them to realise their potential and smash their future goals.

What exactly is NCS?

Designed for 16-17 year olds, NCS is a youth programme that runs every summer and autumn, during school holidays.

The experience is all about emboldening young people, by giving them the buzz of being an adult (without all the responsibilities). On NCS, participants live away from home and get a taste for independence. They mix with a new crowd of people and take on exciting challenges together. The experience helps young people to develop skills that will set them up for life after school.

Participants then get a chance to use these new-found skills, by tackling a passion project of their choosing. NCS is dedicated to providing a platform for young people where they can speak up, get their voice heard and tackle real-world issues close to home.

The experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a lot longer. Since day one, in 2011, nearly 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 14.5 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.

If you want to find out more, follow NCS on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, or head over to their website.


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“It was one of the best experiences of my life. It was eye-opening and educating.”


“NCS is a once in a lifetime experience. Experiencing new things is genuinely what it’s all about.”


“I made memories I will never forget. I got involved in my community and gained essential skills.”


“NCS allows you to make a difference in your community. The experience taught us to give back.”