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Petroc has worked with NCS (National Citizen Service) since 2012, delivering life-changing experiences to young people in North Devon, Mid Devon and Exeter. To date, we have worked with over 1,500 young people and have helped them to realise their potential, smash their future goals and get involved in a lot of fun activities!

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 and stress!). On NCS, participants get a taste for independence, mix with a new crowd and take on exciting challenges together.

It also helps young people to develop skills that will set them up for life after school. Participants then get a chance to use these newfound 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. 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 site at

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