National Citizen Service for pupils to launch in Wales
21 July 2014 Last updated at 16:52 BST
Pupils in Wales will get the chance to learn new skills by taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) for the first time.
The scheme, aimed at preparing teenagers for work through team-building activities and community projects, already runs in England.
Now the UK and Welsh governments have announced a pilot project will start in Wales in the autumn.
English students pay from £50 and £95 but the scheme will be free in Wales.
BBC Wales education correspondent Arwyn Jones reports