City Year helps young people from deprived communities succeed by boosting confidence, aspirations and academic performance.
As part of Deutsche Bank’s support, 10 City Year volunteers work with pupils aged 11-15 at the King Solomon Academy in London four days a week. They run breakfast clubs, work one to one with students who need extra attention, supervise playtimes and lead afterschool activities.
The regular personal attention and learning support they provide over the course of a year helps improve attendance, behaviour and attainment.
For the volunteers, involvement in City Year provides valuable leadership training, mentoring and work experience.
Deutsche Bank employees support the programme inside and outside the classroom as mentors and volunteers.