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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 pushes you to become the best possible version of yourself”
April 22, 2021

I had previously spoken to the City Year team in June 2019 at a recruitment fair at Nottingham Trent University….

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Volunteer Mentors
My City Year Journey

“My journey with City Year has been amazing since day one. The world started to go downhill with COVID and…

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Our Impact
A leadership journey
December 10, 2020

They said, “If you think you’re a leader, please stand up.” Now, many arose but to my seat I was…

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Education
Nicole’s story

Nicole, 24, joined City Year UK after completing her master’s degree.  She shares her typical day. “My team was based…

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Volunteer Mentors
“One of the hardest but best things I’ve done in my life”
December 1, 2020

Not only did I change the lives of students during this academic year, but the children unknowingly have changed mine.

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