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Who we are

We are all the young people who’ve ever put on the City Year UK red jacket - this year and every year since we started.

#BeTheChange

As a charity, we are here to empower and support young people ‘to be the change they want to see’ and every day we witness first-hand how their energy, idealism and commitment is transforming pupils’ lives.

"I've realised that poverty is poverty wherever you go in the world. Through my City Year, I have helped some of our country's most disadvantaged children. Contributing to them believing in their ability and seeing them achieve results for their hard work is among my life's highest honours."

Volunteer Mentor City Year UK
Our history

City Year is an international movement of social change. Find out about our American roots, City Year South Africa - launched by Nelson Mandela - and how we started, here in the UK.

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Our culture & values

City Year believes that when diverse, idealistic young people join together, they can change the world - a 'year of service' or social action, gives them the opportunity. Find out how our culture and values unite our movement.

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