Saturday's fixture against Fulham will mark the club's dedicated National Citizen Service matchday.
The event, supported by Preston North End and the Preston North End Community and Education Trust, will launch the NCS matchday activity, highlighting the positive work that young people have done in their local community by promoting the initiative throughout the stadium whilst the players will also warm up in NCS matchday t-shirts.
But what is it? Who is it for? And how can young people get involved? Read on to find out more!
What is National Citizen Service?
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to 15-17-year-olds across England and Northern Ireland taking place during spring, summer and autumn school holidays.
The programme was established in 2011 to tackle three key social issues; social cohesion, social engagement and social mobility and so far almost 400,000 young people have benefited from taking part.
NCS is a unique three or four week programme focused on fun and discovery, including 30 hours committed to a community project that benefits both young people and society.
On this government backed programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, and contributing to their community. Not only do 16 and 17-year-olds have the chance to give something back, but it looks great on CVs and UCAS recommends referencing NCS on personal statements.
NCS is amazing value for money. The whole experience including food, accommodation and travel costs just £50 and bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is also provided for young people with additional needs.
Sign Up For This Summer’s Programme
Preston North End host the NCS Programme all year round, and places are now available for this summer’s programme.
If you're 15 to 17-years-old, you can enjoy new experiences and unique challenges whilst making your mark building skills for work and life.
NCS invest over £1000 in each of our participants and Government backing means that it costs just £50 per person and sometimes even cheaper! This includes all meals and activities for the full two weeks representing great value for money for parents.
Take a look at the full list of dates and venues for this summer’s programme below, and fill in the form on the next page to kickstart your NCS adventure.
Mount Cook, Derbyshire: Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August
University of Cumbria: Monday 6th August – Friday 10th August
PNE, Deepdale Stadium: Monday 13th August – Friday 17th August
PNE, Deepdale Stadium: Monday 20th August – Friday 24th August
So if you're of appropriate age and looking for the summer of your lifetime, here's your chance to sign up for an unforgettable experience! To register your interest, click here.