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Leicester Sea Cadets offering more and more to the young people of Leicester

Leicester Sea Cadets has opened its doors to more local young people and their parents, enabling even more young people to gain the resilience, self-belief and social confidence needed to thrive in modern day life.

Over the last few months Leicester Sea Cadets has successfully run a new national youth project through Youth United Foundation (YUF) by opening its doors to nine years olds for the first time ever. This means that an extra 30 local children have been able to take advantage of adventures and activities outdoors. The group also welcomes parents and other adults in the community to help out and all gain further qualifications together, such as Duke of Edinburgh Award, Royal Yachting Association qualifications, BTECs, and British Canoeing Awards.

Richard de la Mare, Eastern Area Officer for Leicester Sea Cadets said:

“We are absolutely delighted that with the support of the Youth United Foundation we have been able to extend the access of this project in Leicester. This important project has enabled more young people to be able to experience the adventures and activities outdoors, helping to equip them with the resilience, self belief and social confidence needed to thrive in modern day life.”

In October Leicester Sea Cadets will be running the National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme that welcomes 16- 17 year olds to join a project run in half term to feel challenged and engaged whilst taking part in the four-phase programme.   

Jemma Martin, Eastern Area Development Worker said

“The team work and the confidence young people build through Sea Cadets is wonderful and helps them prepare for the challenges life throws at them, with a group of adults who give up their time to help them qualify and get a career in whatever arena they choose.

“We are thrilled that Leicester Sea Cadets is continuing to rise to the challenge and running inclusive programmes such as NCS and YUF, welcoming even more young people to take advantage of this experience and gain recognised national qualifications.”

Check Leicester Sea Cadets out on Facebook - www.facebook.com/seacadetsleicesteruk

Or visit them at 140 Ross Walk, Leicester LE4 5HH on a Tuesday or Thursday or call them on: 0116 266 2865

People are welcome  to drop in to find out about the opportunities available with Sea Cadets, or contact Jemma Martin (Eastern Area Development Worker)  [email protected] or 07972 152889.

 


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