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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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Introducing our new School Service Leaders
May 22, 2024

Back in April, we welcomed 4 new Student Support Leaders (SSL) to City Year UK, who are serving in our…

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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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Our Alumni
Neil’s Journey: from City Year Mentor to Starting His Own Social Enterprise
January 9, 2024

Since serving with City Year UK between 2021-2022, former City Year mentor Neil has taken the fight against education inequality…

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Celebrating Black History Month 2023!
October 3, 2023

To celebrate the start of Black History Month 2023, and City Year UK’s championing of diversity, our City Year Mentors…

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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“He absolutely worships his City Year Mentor and is always singing their praises”

Team Starfish in Greater Manchester served at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy, 2022-23.  “When I first met MW he was unengaged….

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“Being a City Year Mentor also means having a voice that matters.”

Mushtaq proudly served as a City Year Mentor in London, 2022-23.  “It has been a stimulating responsibility to serve as…

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