For the BBC documentary The Mighty Redcar we wanted to find a young person and give them the chance to be the narrator. Everyone we spoke to recommended Imagine You Can NCS to find young people who were confident and passionate about their area. We met Madison and she told us about her work with Imagine You Can. We thought she was brilliant, and it was clear that the work the NCS had done with her and given her a special kind of confidence I rarely see in my job with people of her age. I can't thank Dave enough for helping us and I think what we've achieved is giving a young person the chance to talk about her area in a way which shows the realities but also shows how proud they are of it too.
I wanted to drop you a line to say what a wonderful experience SABIC UK have had working with Imagine You Can for the Redcar & East Cleveland NCS programme again this year. Dave and the team are so professional, engaging and proactive, I know that the young people taking part in the project benefit immensely from your incredible input. One of our employees' daughters took part this year, and the feedback received has been tremendous. With your excellent communication and networking skills, you manage to pull together a really meaningful and interesting programme. It is also extremely evident how much you care about career opportunities and possibilities for the young people on your course. I really do think that this must be the best NCS programme currently being held in the UK. SABIC would most definitely like to be involved again next year and I can confirm that we would also like to sponsor all four of the social action projects again in 2019. I cannot thank you enough for giving so many young people in this part of our region such a brilliant and possibly life-changing experience. I hope that you will be leading the NCS programme for Redcar & East Cleveland for many years to come.
It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Imagine You Can NCS in 2017 and I’ve been inspired by the calibre and optimism of all the young people I’ve met through it. I look forward to working with you on your NCS projects in the summer and autumn of 2018 But most importantly, thank you for everything you do.
Part of my role is to engage the community to support and work in partnership with the home, the residents, volunteers and staff. We have been very fortunate to have been involved in several Imagine You Can NCS Social Action projects. Not only have each of the projects been exceptionally successful in engaging and including the disabled residents, staff and volunteers, they have also been very well facilitated and supported by the leaders and by Dave King. From their initial enquiry through to the final project they are outstanding in their commitment, enthusiasm and delivery of the social action projects. The ingenuity and enterprise in designing varied and unique projects resulted in the local community demonstrating huge amounts of support and encouragement. The projects are very well put together with the perfect level of support and guidance given to the young participants. The support allows personal challenges and development in a safe and stimulating environment. On numerous occasions I have been impressed with the skills and attributes that the programmes, and the facilitators, are able to draw out of the young people. From my perspective the whole process is seamlessly put together, including us in all aspects and keeping us very well informed of what is happening throughout. It has been a pleasure to work alongside the Imagine You Can NCS team and I would not hesitate in recommending them for any future projects.
I have been delighted to support Imagine You Can NCS on Teesside and the tremendous work you do with young people is crucial. Education and skills can be the silver bullet to many of the most serious issues that we face as a country and a region and programmes like NCS help to broaden the skills base of our young people and provide them with a head start when entering the world of work. I cannot recommend Imagine You Can NCS highly enough and with your enthusiastic and inspirational leadership I hope that NCS continues to go from strength to strength. I look forward to working with you again in future.