Here's what some of the parents of young people who took part in Services for Young People National Citizenship Service programmes have had to say.
Autumn 2020 NCS programme - parent feedback
"Excellent experience, especially during unexpected conditions due to Covid-19! Thank you NCS Team!"
"The fact that the course was full of activities and challenges where the teenagers had to work as a team, made the course very attractive to my daughter as she loves team games. She made new friends in such a short period of time. It was particularly invaluable during this pandemic where the young people were affected most. I cannot thank you enough for organising it during these difficult times."
"My daughter enjoyed every minute she spend with you all."
"Very good organisation and programme. My daughter enjoyed it very much and she has started feeling much better."
"My daughter had such a fantastic time and met great new friends."
Feedback from previous years
“I just wanted to say a huge huge huge thank you for your whole team’s work on the NCS programme. As you know my daughter was a little bit resistant about it all and signed up under duress! However, she has had the MOST amazing month with you all. I took three of her friends home yesterday and they were also so positive about the whole experience.
“She has made the most incredible friendships, learned to work as a team and be respectful of others. She has adapted to different types of people and learned not to judge, all qualities that I hope will remain with her throughout life. She now feels more confident about starting college in September and more able to deal with all sorts of situations. I really can’t thank you enough - your team of leaders have been so supportive, nice to talk to and very committed. My daughter even showed some interest in being a leader in a couple of years!
“I have told so many friends who have teenagers and recommended your programme. It has made an incredible difference to us personally and for my daughter it has changed her outlook on life forever. Never underestimate what you are doing - without meaning to sound corny - you really are changing lives! I feel so passionately about this scheme that I am going to write to our local MP too.
“Thank you to all your team for their dedication and commitment to deliver this course so professionally and long may it survive!”
We want to know what NCS meant to your son/daughter so would really appreciate you taking just a couple of minutes to give us some feedback.
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