City Year brings together a diverse group of young people for a year of voluntary service and leadership development. These young people work in teams as tutors, mentors and role models to children in 10 primary schools throughout Johannesburg and Soweto.
City Year works to support the growing National Youth Service movement, with a strong belief that youth service is a powerful vehicle for:
• Developing a generation of young leaders for South Africa
• Promoting a culture of service across all sectors of society
• Addressing critical development needs in schools and communities
• Addressing youth unemployment
City Year provides a rigorous year of full-time community service, leadership development and skills training to young South African volunteers (Service Leaders) between the ages of 18 - 25.