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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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City Year Mentors
Mentor spotlight – Akanksha
January 26, 2024

🌟 Mentor Spotlight – 2023/24 cohort Want to know more about the City Year experience? Read Akanksha’s story below to gain…

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City Year Mentors
Mentor Spotlight – Sobia

🌟 Mentor Spotlight – 2023/24 cohort Want to know more about the City Year experience? Read Sobia’s story below to gain…

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Our Alumni
Neil’s Journey: from City Year Mentor to Starting His Own Social Enterprise
January 9, 2024

Since serving with City Year UK between 2021-2022, former City Year mentor Neil has taken the fight against education inequality…

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City Year Mentors
City Year UK Wellbeing Days!
November 10, 2023

At City Year UK, for three days across the academic year, we hold what’s called a wellbeing day. The day…

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Social Action
Celebrating Black History Month 2023!
October 3, 2023

To celebrate the start of Black History Month 2023, and City Year UK’s championing of diversity, our City Year Mentors…

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Our Impact
“I had no idea how much I could change in a single year.”
August 11, 2023

Nazia is a City Year Mentor, serving on Team Moccasins in London, 2022-2023. I am a university student on a…

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Our Impact
“I joined City Year with minimal confidence in my ability and I am now leaving feeling empowered.”

Simran is a City Year Mentor serving on Team Joy, in the West Midlands, 2022-2023.   I joined City Year as…

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Our Impact
“Being a City Year Mentor has helped me to become a better version of me.”

Marina is a City Year Mentor, serving on Team Power in London, 2022-2023.  City Year changed me radically for the…

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Our Impact
“I realised how every day counts when you are changing the lives of students.”
May 24, 2023

Mo is a City Year Mentor who proudly served in Team Joy at Ormiston Brownhills Academy in the West Midlands,…

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Our Impact
“City Year offered me the chance to grow, both personally and professionally.”

Hope volunteered with City Year in Greater Manchester, 2021-22. She shares her personal development journey from her university placement year…

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Our Impact
“He absolutely worships his City Year Mentor and is always singing their praises”

Team Starfish in Greater Manchester served at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, 2022-23.  “When I first met MW he was unengaged….

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Our Impact
“Being a City Year Mentor also means having a voice that matters.”

Mushtaq proudly served as a City Year Mentor in London, 2022-23.  “It has been a stimulating responsibility to serve as…

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