City Year UK is a youth social action charity which challenges 18-to 25-year-olds to tackle educational inequality through a year of full-time voluntary service. As mentors, tutors and role models in schools, they support pupils growing up in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK. We empower exceptional and diverse young people to realise their aspirations and grow as leaders, both through the long-term impact that they have on children’s lives and through training, coaching and career development opportunities.
From Monday to Thursday, City Year UK's volunteers are integral to the school day. They encourage pupils both in and out of the classroom to engage with and enjoy learning, while developing their own skills. On Fridays they meet to share experiences and benefit from additional training, delivered by experts from across the education, business and voluntary sectors. Since our launch in 2010,our 765 alumni have served approximately 1,071,000 hours in schools