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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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Team Diamonds’ Charity Climb at Kinder Scout
January 25, 2022

Back in October, Team Diamonds (serving at Kings Heath Boys in the West Midlands), climbed Kinder Scout to raise money…

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Our Impact
Paid work that pays back through a UK Year of Service
December 16, 2021

Back to Impact report 2019 – 2021 In June 2021, City Year UK was delighted to be named as one…

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Shared impact: spotlight on The Vertex Foundation

Back to Impact Report 2019-2021 At City Year UK we share our impact with our partners and our ongoing collaboration…

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“When you work to change the life of another, it inevitably changes you”

Back to Impact report 2019-2021 Chloe, a Volunteer Mentor with City Year London in 2020-21, shares how her mentoring relationship…

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“I grew up around people who struggled in school with no support”

Back to Impact report 2019-2021 Abul volunteered with City Year West Midlands in 2020-21.  He shares his journey as part…

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“I never imagined City Year would give me something to be passionate about”

Back to Impact report 2019-2021 Eloise, a Volunteer Mentor with City Year Greater Manchester in 2020-21, shares her story “I…

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Our Impact
Winners! Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge 2021

Back to Impact report 2019-2021 This year for the first time, City Year UK took part in the Morgan Stanley…

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Piloting City Year UK in an Alternative Provision school

Back to Impact report 2019-2021 In 2020-21, we piloted a partnership with an Alternative Provision setting in Walsall, for pupils…

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Social Action
Social Action Day – a Team Power update…
December 7, 2021

The first Social Action Project for our Volunteer Mentors took place on November 19th. Today we’re joined by Amelia Ledgard-Hoile,…

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Education
Black History Month: 8 Icons To Know
October 29, 2021

Black History Month is celebrated every October here in the UK. Our Volunteer Mentors and CYUK staff team have been…

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Volunteer Mentors
New Beginnings: 2021’s Basic Training Academy & Red Jacket Ceremony
September 30, 2021

Last month, our brand new Volunteer Mentors took the first steps of their amazing City Year journey, during the Basic…

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Volunteer Mentors
“Learning and Evolving Throughout the Year”
August 24, 2021

Hello, my name is Simon Rohatynskyj and I served at Crumpsall Lane Primary School with City Year UK in Team…

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