Welcome to City Year London
Diverse, dynamic and dedicated to tackling educational inequality, City Year London empowers 18 to 25-year-olds to support and inspire pupils growing up in some of our most disadvantaged communities. By giving back, our volunteers also gain - through skills development and networking opportunities useful for any career.
Supporting pupils to succeed
London might be one of the wealthiest cities in the world but it also has the highest rate of child poverty of any English region. Around 700,000 (37%) of the Capital’s children are growing up in poverty after housing costs. As well as poverty of income, too many suffer from poverty of opportunity and aspiration. Our City Year London volunteers give a year, full-time in schools as role models, mentors and tutors to show pupils why they matter, what they can achieve and who they can become.
Since 2010, hundreds of young people have volunteered through City Year London and given over a million hours to tackle educational inequality in over 100 school teams.
Our volunteers give a year to support pupils to succeed in school and in turn, we invest in their personal and professional development. By changing children’s lives, our volunteer mentors often find they transform their own.
Our volunteers help individual pupils tackle academic challenges and overcome the emotional and social issues which can come between them and their education. They bring joy to learning and inspire high aspirations and standards across the whole school.
Want to learn more?
We look forward to hearing from you! You can email City Year London by clicking the button below or give us a call on 020 7014 2680.Email us We are built on partnerships with schools, donors, supporters and universities. See how you could get involved
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