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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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“I joined City Year with minimal confidence in my ability and I am now leaving feeling empowered.”
August 11, 2023

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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“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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Kanesha’s story
January 10, 2023

Back to Impact report 2021-2022 “I have a confession to make… amongst my team I am famous for crying. Not…

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Social Action
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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“I grew up around people who struggled in school with no support”
December 16, 2021

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

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

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City Year Mentors
Library Work at Tile Cross Academy
August 17, 2021

Today on the CYUK Blog, we have a post from one of our now-Alumni, Charis! She penned this piece for…

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City Year Mentors
What is Project Creativity? The Vision, The Purpose, The Why and The Next Step!
July 27, 2021

Today, we’re bringing you something very special from some of our 2020/21 City Year Mentors: an insight into Project Creativity!…

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