Diana Mensah, Higher Education & Careers Manager, The Bridge Academy, Hackney

“I highly recommend City Year for students considering taking a gap year or who are generally unsure of their post-18 plans. City Year provides an opportunity for young people to gain experience and engage with the local community as well as supporting their own personal and professional development. Furthermore, City Year has a vested interest in its volunteers which means they are supported with exploring their options beyond City Year.”