Improving attainment

Many children from poor backgrounds struggle to achieve at school.

City Year helps young people from deprived communities succeed by boosting confidence, aspirations and academic performance.

How it works

City Year recruits 18–25 year olds to be volunteer tutors, mentors and role models to young people from some of the most deprived areas of London.

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.

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In the long run

Volunteers work with students over the course of a year, gaining trust and helping them to progress.

What they learn

The confidence and skills for academic attainment:

  • literacy
  • numeracy
  • communication
  • concentration
  • motivation

Born with potential.

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Last Update: December 13, 2013
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