Eastbourne’s MP Stephen Lloyd visited Eastbourne Academy in order to celebrate the launch of the National Citizen Service; he met with people about to start on the opportunity to make a difference in their communities. The scheme will help young people to enhance their CVs and develop skills for work and life.
Young people are given the opportunity to face new challenges and experiences on residential weeks away from home. They also work with businesses and local community organisations in Eastbourne to design and deliver a community based project that is of importance to them.
Many employers state that extra curricular activities are as important as examination results when considering CVs of those who have recently left school and a large percentage of employers say that taking part in positive activities outside of school will boost their chances of getting a job.
Candice Kelcey-Archbold Coordinator at Catch22 the organization running the scheme, said: “NCS is a great opportunity for young people to make new friends, take part in a variety of fun activities and build their self esteem. Catch22 is working locally to help more youngsters in Eastbourne take up this great opportunity and there are offers and bursaries available to ensure all young people can enjoy this fantastic programme.”