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East Lancashire teenagers urged to do their bit for the community
1:36pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
YOUNG people have been urged to do their bit for the community as part of a government-led scheme.
This summer teenagers aged between 15 and 17 will be expected to take part in the third year of National Citizen Service summer scheme which was introduced to encourage people to be more involved with their neighbourhood and meet others from different backgrounds to their own.
In East Lancashire The Challenge Network, the biggest scheme provider in the county, has invited more young people to sign up to help make a difference over the remainder of the school holidays.
Currently 14,000 people have signed up across the North West, London and the West Midlands.
Those involved with the programme will complete numerous challenges and be encouraged to pioneer their own events and campaigns to help make their communities better places to live.
Louisa Corrias, a Blackburn teenager who will help host a feelgood ‘hug’ day in Blackburn town centre said: “I got involved because I thought it would be a good way to meet people and gain new experiences in life.
“It has helped me become more empathatic and gain a better understanding of different cultures and people.”
For more information about The Challenge contact Jay Allan on 0207 921 4660.
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