Owls captain Glenn Loovens has shown his support to a national scheme that gives young people the opportunity to develop their confidence, team building and communications skills.
The project, The National Citizen Service (NCS), is a government backed programme supported and facilitated by the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme.
Young people, aged 15-17, recently graduated from the programme and Owl Glenn Loovens presented them with certificates to show his support to the initiative. He also took time to meet the participants and their parents.
Rachel Crowder, assistant NCS co-ordinator, said: “The NCS programme is a hugely popular project that the Community Programme have been delivering for 4 years. It’s a great way for young people to participate in activities they wouldn’t normally get the chance to do in school or college.
“The students have achieved a lot over the time of the project including voluntary and charity work. We are so grateful to Glenn for coming along to the graduation - both the students and parents were really appreciative that he could attend.”
NCS is a government-funded youth programme designed to bring together young people from a wide range of backgrounds and teach them how to communicate and work as a team while contributing to their local community.
As well as taking part in outdoor activities, students had the opportunity to organise various charity events and volunteer in the Sheffield area.
As part of the programme the participants organised and ran a social action projects for the Royal Society for the Blind and saw them raise an incredible £1344.60! The NCS participants presented the charity with a cheque at the Reading game.