As reported in the Barnsley Chronicle on 20th September, Stephanie recently opened the National Citizen Service’s awards ceremony in Barnsley
The National Citizen Service is a four-stage programme for 15 to 17 year olds, where they are taught a range of different skills and put together a social action project to implement in their community.
The awards ceremony was held at the Metrodome to mark the end of the Citizen Service’s summer programme.
Commenting, Stephanie said:
“It was a real pleasure to open the National Citizen Service’s awards ceremony.
“The National Citizen Service provides a fantastic opportunity for young people here in Barnsley to get involved and make a real difference in their community.
“At a time when young people are unfairly caricatured as lazy or uncaring, I have to say that the young people I meet in our area are bright, engaged and committed to making a difference.
“So it was great to be at the awards and to hear about the massive difference our brilliant young people have made in our community with their National Citizen Service social action projects.”