This summer 30,000 young people signed up to take part in the Government’s new voluntary National Citizen Service.
Launched last year, it is aimed at 16 and 17 year olds covering a four week period where they work and socialise together – taking part in residential weeks away and helping out with local community projects.
National Citizenship was one of the big Conservative ideas to help tackle ‘Broken Britain’.
Before the Coalition came in to Government, Qa Research was asked to be involved in the working groups to help advise on some of the aspects of the policy.
It is great to see that following our input the policy has now become a reality with many young people set to benefit.
If you would like to read more about the benefits that other summer based initiatives can have on young people take a look at the impact study we did for the Youth Hostel Association in 2010:
For more information about our work with young people or any of the other sectors we work in contact Richard Bryan on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01904 632039.