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City Year launches the #One28Challenge!

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City Year Mentors are the heart of everything we do as a charity. They each volunteer 128 hours of their time every month to support the pupils who are most in need. It’s time for us to invest back in our volunteers, and their personal and professional development. That’s why we’re launching the #One28Challenge this June!

Throughout their year in service, our City Year Mentors take part in a leadership development programme that focuses on improving and expanding their professional skill set, setting them up for future careers, in addition to supporting their personal development. We run a range of activities from CV clinics and interview workshops to providing internship opportunities, all of which are delivered in partnership with our corporate supporters.

Join the #One28Challenge and help us invest in our volunteers’ development!

Take on the #One28Challenge your way – whether that is walking 128 miles split evenly throughout June (~4.2 miles per day / around 9,000-10,000 steps), organising a one-off 12.8 mile walk in June, or committing to learning a new skill for 128 minutes per week throughout the month, you can tailor your approach however you want. The choice is yours, but together we can make a difference to our young people who volunteer to tackle educational inequality.

How to Get Involved:

Step One: Sign up today, here, and receive your free fundraising pack via email to help kickstart your #One28Challenge!

Step Two: Set up your GiveStar online giving page by following this link or downloading the app. Click ‘Sign Up’ on the top right of the page and create your account. Then click ‘Create Campaign’ to set up your #One28Challenge page and start fundraising for City Year UK!

Step Three: Use your social channels (and beyond) to let everyone know about your challenge and encourage them to join in too. And get walking!

Every donation we receive, and each amount you raise, will be matched 1:1 by one of our donors. This means, including Gift Aid, for every £128 you raise, City Year will gain £320!

The difference you could make…

£12.80: could contribute towards the daily travel expenses of a City Year Mentor, making sure they can be in school for the pupils who rely on their support.

£64: could fund a day of leadership development training for one of our mentors.

£128: could enable a volunteer to run a set of four 1:1 coaching sessions with a pupil in need of individual support, focused on boosting their self-belief and academic attainment.

Thank you for supporting our City Year Mentors who are working everyday to tackle educational inequality. You can still make a difference without taking part in the challenge – consider making a one-time donation to support our work in schools. Find out more here.

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