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Our stories

Stories are woven into the fabric of our organisation and we hope that anyone who is involved with us will go away with their own City Year story to tell - of how young people are changing Britain for the better. Please share them. We hope they will inspire many more.

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Volunteer Mentors
How my mentor helped me
April 22, 2021

“The thought of having my own mentor (known as a Bridge Builder) was one that I was excited about but…

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Our Impact
Young people are the future

“Young people are the future. I believe that without their contribution there is no hope.  We need to empower them…

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Our Impact
Rodney Williams, City Year London 2010-11
December 10, 2020

A team leader of one of the first City Year UK teams in London, Rodney went on to a career…

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Our Impact
A leadership journey

They said, “If you think you’re a leader, please stand up.” Now, many arose but to my seat I was…

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Volunteer Mentors
Brandon’s story

Brandon, 21, joined City Year UK for his university placement.  Find out how a year of volunteering helped him. “At…

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Benefits & Resources
Partners in shaping social change
December 9, 2020

Focus on the Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation City Year UK was still in its infancy when we got an enormous…

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Volunteer Mentors
“One of the hardest but best things I’ve done in my life”
December 1, 2020

Not only did I change the lives of students during this academic year, but the children unknowingly have changed mine.

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Social Action
The Blog of Legends
November 5, 2020

One our London teams share their views on bullying, the ways that it can present itself – and perhaps most…

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Volunteer Mentors
“My pupils are reaching up to their potential”
June 10, 2020

A volunteer mentor discusses how City Year has improved her leadership and communication skills.

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Social Action
City Year UK attends the APPG on Youth Affairs
November 8, 2019

Three volunteer mentors speak at the House of Commons. In the midst of such political turmoil, it was promising to…

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