Boots on the Ground: City Year London Launches
The positive impact created by City Year corps members across the nation (and beyond) is about to get bigger and better.
Next month marks the launch of City Year London – the 21st City Year corps and the organization’s second international location (City Year South Africa was launched in 2005). 50 young people – City Year London’s inaugural corps members – will spend ten months working in schools as tutors, mentors and role models, while also receiving valuable training and support themselves. City Year London will serve in primary schools in Shoreditch and in communities across London.
London Mayor Boris Johnson will be on hand for City Year London’s opening day celebration on September 27th, which will kick off with corps members performing physical training (PT) outside City Hall at 6:30 pm (City Year PT is an inspiring sight, if you have a chance to watch it).
As a longtime City Year partner and supporter, Timberland is excited about the UK expansion of the City Year team and their efforts. Our best wishes to City Year corps members in London and around the world as they embark on a powerful year of community service, leadership development and civic engagement. For more information, please visit CityYear.org.