Teens show they are good citizens

The National Citizen Service Boston graduates.
The National Citizen Service Boston graduates.

Youngsters from Boston are among more than 70 teenagers from across Lincolnshire who have graduated from the Government’s National Citizen Service (NCS) initiative during the February half-term.

A graduation ceremony was held at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln 
on Friday to celebrate the teenagers’ success in the scheme

As part of the initiative
 the youngsters, aged between 16 and 17 took part in challenges which aimed to help 
develop important skills including leadership, teamwork, communication and confidence.

Phil Everett, communications manager for NCS EM1, which delivers the scheme in Lincolnshire, Rutland, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, said: “The young people that have taken part in this year’s spring programme have really gone above and beyond by doing their very best to improve both themselves and their local communities.

“The programme is designed to give teens the chance to use part of their school holidays to build skills and experience that will help them stand out when applying for jobs and university, while also meeting people from loads of different backgrounds and making life-long friends.”

For teenagers taking part, completing NCS also opens the door for other opportunities including becoming a programme mentor or ambassador or venturing overseas with the International Citizen Service.
Picture above are the Boston graduates.