City Year UK
Who we are
City Year UK believes that every child has the potential to succeed but we also recognise the reality - that some children simply face too many obstacles that stand between them and their education.
Our diverse teams of 18 to 25-year-olds volunteer full-time for a year in schools in some of our most disadvantaged communities because they are passionate about helping to break down those barriers.
As near-peer mentors and tutors, they are old enough to be role models, but young enough to be relatable. They provide extra capacity throughout the school day, running clubs and providing coaching and learning support, but schools also value them for the unique way they build trust and self-belief. They challenge, motivate and inspire children to be the best they can be.
And the benefits are not all one way. Our volunteer mentors tell us that their City Year experience (both in school and through the comprehensive training, coaching and career development opportunities they receive) is life affirming, confidence creating and ultimately career boosting.
We believe in the power of young people - do you?