City Year London
City Year London gives teams of volunteers, aged 18 to 25, the opportunity to spend an academic year in primary schools as tutors, mentors and role models.
Launched by the Mayor of London in September 2010, City Year London currently has 60 young people volunteering full time in primary schools across Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Islington.
For the volunteers this is an ideal opportunity to spend a year serving the local community. Drawn from all backgrounds, teams of City Year volunteers are present in schools as “near peers”, bridging the gap between pupils and teachers, becoming role models to help inspire children to focus on their studies and gain extra support and assistance at school.
City Year London’s volunteers also benefit from training in leadership, team work, project management and communications skills, offered by a range of our corporate partners, including ARAMARK, Barclays Capital, Burberry, Credit Suisse, Timberland and TowerBrook Capital Partners.
For the schools, City Year provides a team of highly visible young people to help the staff and school community by providing additional in class support, after school clubs and individual attention to those pupils who most need it.
City Year London is part of the international charity City Year, based in the US. Founded in 1988, more than 10,000 young people have been part of the City Year corps helping millions of children across 19 cities in the US and in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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