In the week that National Citizen Service (NCS) gets underway, Catch22 NCS Partnership received the support of the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Speaking about the programme that will see the Partnership active and delivering NCS across the country, The PM said:
'Why am I so passionate about this? Well, to begin with, because it's going to make a massive difference to so many lives. There is in our country the most tragic waste of potential. Today's teenagers are as passionate and idealistic as generations before, but they don’t always get the opportunity to demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment. NCS will give them something to aspire to, some more responsibility, more pride in themselves and what they can do.'
Identifying the current generation of 16 year olds as the 'adults of tomorrow', he asserted 'it's right we give them more responsibility today'.
Endorsing the Catch22 NCS Partnership approach he said he wanted all 16 year olds to take part and that Catch22’s activities 'are an excellent first step'.