City Year is London’s leading youth and education charity. We believe young people can change the world, so we recruit outstanding and passionate volunteers for a year of community action.
We serve in schools in deprived communities, acting as tutors and mentors. We tackle two of the UK’s biggest social welfare issues: educational under-attainment and youth unemployment. City Year is the only youth movement that delivers a combination of breakfast club provision, one-to-one tutoring support, enforcement of school behaviour policies and fun after-school clubs – all rolled into one.
We are committed to developing the skills and confidence of those who join us. All our volunteers benefit from our Leadership development programme. This includes more than 300 hours of professional training and support across the year and the opportunity to carry out work shadowing with our corporate sponsors.
We are currently fundraising to start up in Birmingham in August 2013.