Local MP Caroline Dinenage is backing a new social action project encouraging young people to get involved within their local community.
The National Citizenship Service is set to roll out this summer and is directed at 10,000 16 year olds across the country, giving them the opportunity to do something very different during their summer holidays. Participants will spend the first fortnight living away from home, taking in a vast range of outdoor activities, such as mountaineering, canoeing and abseiling. Following this, participants will spend three to four weeks serving their community by assisting and developing social action projects to benefit the local area.
Speaking about the new project, Caroline said, “the early success this scheme has had just goes to show the huge benefits available to young people who have taken part, and offering new skills and training will hopefully foster a long-term interest in our local community. I know we have a huge number of talented young people in Gosport and I would urge as many as possible to apply to take part in this fantastic project.”
For more information on the National Citizenship Service in Gosport, please contact the local project organiser, Duncan Pearse on 07788 148 445.