Council encourages young people to take part in community projects

​Date: 12/10/2016
Ref: PR 8375

Young people in the district are being encouraged to take part in inspirational community projects this autumn.

Wakefield Council has teamed up with The Youth Association and HQ Arts to run the National Citizen Service programme for the fourth year running.

The programme starts on Monday 24 October with a residential with team building activities. The young people will then plan and arrange their own community project.

Cllr Olivia Rowley, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "We are giving young people in the district the opportunity to have an adventure away from home. The programme will help those that take part to develop new skills whilst doing something positive and worthwhile to benefit the wider community.

"Taking part in the nationally recognised programme can also be a great asset on CVs as well as help to build confidence and promote independence.

"If you are 16 or 17 and looking for a new experience please get in touch."

For more information call 01977 722815 or email youthwork@wakefield.gov.uk 

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