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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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Mariyah and X’s City Year story
March 11, 2024

Back to Impact Report 2022-23 Mariyah explains how she mentored, coached and tutored a Year 10 student, X, to believe…

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City Year Mentors
City Year UK Red Talks
March 6, 2024

  Last Friday, as part of their Leadership and Development Days, our mentors took part in their Red Talks. A…

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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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City Year Mentors
Mentor spotlight – Noah

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

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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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Our Impact
“I have not just changed my students, but this experience has changed me for the better.”
August 11, 2023

Mutsa Ashley Nyamhunga is a City Year Mentor, serving on Team Ubuntu in the West Midlands, 2022-23  Before joining City…

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

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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