The National Citizen Service exists to address some of the most urgent challenges in society today: social cohesion, social engagement and social mobility.
Over three phases, 15 to 17-year-olds come together where they push themselves out of their comfort zones in the great outdoors, learn important skills for work and life, and plan and deliver a social action project to make a difference in their community.
Today, I visited young people at the City of Wolverhampton College on Wellington Road who were finalising their social action projects here in the city.
I was really impressed by the young people that I met and the work that they were undertaking. There was a project which was about raising awareness of dementia, another project which saw the young people raise over £500 to buy sanitary items to assist women in period poverty and another project to raise awareness about dementia.
The young people were extremely confident and energised to change something about the community they live in.
I ended the event by doing a Q&A session where they asked questions about climate change amongst other national policies.
Well done to all the young people involved in NCS!