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Being a parent of a teenager I am quite often fearful for her future. The world is a challenging place at times with big competition ahead. When I heard of the National Citizen Service (NCS) I couldn’t help think what an amazing opportunity this could be. Providing life skills and team building for those demanding years ahead. What is the National Citizen Service all about? National Citizen Service (NCS) is available for 16 and 17-year-olds in England and Northern Ireland. The NCS is a government-backed service which was established in 2011 to help build a more cohesive, mobile and engaged society. By bringing together young people from different backgrounds for a unique shared experience, NCS helps them to become better individuals, and in turn better citizens. NCS is a two or four-week programme, which takes place during the school holidays includes outdoor team-building exercises, a residential for participants to learn life skills, a…