Young people who are getting ready to make an impact in the community through National Citizen Service (NCS) were welcomed to Meadow Lane by Notts County on Saturday.
150 future NCS students, who will give back to the local community through volunteering and fundraising, enjoyed free entry to the match against Stevenage to allow them to get a feel for the club ahead of the summer FITC programme.
NCS is a flagship government initiative that provides people aged 16-17 the chance to take on new challenges, experience exciting activities, make long-lasting friendships and develop vital skills that will support them later in life.
It was launched to tackle three core issues of importance to society: social cohesion, social mobility and social engagement.
In Nottingham, the NCS programme is delivered by Notts County Football in the Community with the support of teens who have already graduated from the programme.
Participants enjoy a number of fun-filled team activities while away on a residential retreat, before returning to Nottingham to help local charities raise money through various community-based events.
Almost 400,000 young people have completed the NCS programme to date, giving up an incredible 11.7million hours to social action projects.
Click here to find out more about NCS.