Everton in the Community (EitC) was visited by RH George Howarth MP recently, to find out more about its National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.
Located at the Free School on Spellow Lane, the MP for Knowsley met with teenagers who are taking part on the NCS course, which aims to tackle some of the country’s biggest social challenges.
EitC works with 504 students aged 15 to 17 each year, helping them to tackle social cohesion, mobility and engagement. The four-week programme runs in the school holidays, when teens spend time undertaking outward bound activities, living independently and delivering a social action project to benefit their local community.
Joe Rowe, EitC NCS Manager, said: “Today the group were taking part in a social action planning session, so it was the perfect time for George Howarth MP to visit! All the students taking part have been working hard this summer to help make a difference in their area, so it’s wonderful for them to see that this hasn’t gone unnoticed.
“George was really engaged with the youngsters and took time to hear about their upcoming projects. We hope that, through the NCS programme, we can really make a difference to the local area and help prepare the teens for adulthood.”
EitC runs the NCS programme on behalf of Ingeus. To find out more about the programme, click here