Citywise is a mentoring charity.

We work with schools and families to help young people, especially those living in disadvantage, to unlock their potential, live flourishing lives and make a positive contribution to society.

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How to: Help Our Children With Self Control

One of the key things we focus on in our Citywise School Projects with the young people we mentor is Self-control. Our impulses are very much related to our emotions, that’s something that parents know altogether too well. Sometimes children can seem to be able to do very little about their impulses and their emotions, […]

The Importance of: A curriculum

Youth mentoring programmes are popular around the world as prevention and intervention programmes. However, evaluation of such programmes has repeatedly found that positive effects are often small in magnitude (DuBois et al., 2011). Why such small effects? It’s time to move towards more supervised, structured and targeted mentoring programmes. Lyons, McQullin and Henderson (2018) recently analysed […]

A year of new beginnings

As our mentoring projects finish for the Christmas break and mentors head home for a well-earned rest, we’ve been reflecting on what has been an extraordinary year for Citywise. Every year is special at Citywise but this year we’ve proudly celebrated a number of first steps. We delivered our first project curriculum grounded in research […]

Christmas Appeal 2018

Let’s cut to the chase. We all know (deep down) that giving is the best part about Christmas. You’ve carefully thought up, saved up and wrapped up those gifts, knowing the joy it will bring to the special people in your life. Why wait for December 25th for to unwrap the joy of the Christmas […]

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Upcoming Events

Drinks and Canapés Evening in Glasgow


At Citywise we are delighted to be celebrating our 25th anniversary with an exciting partnership in place. With the support of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, we are developing a model of family support to complement our existing work with children. You’re invited to join us on 13th March […]

Manchester fundraising dinner


At Citywise, we are delighted to start 2019 with two exciting partnerships in place. With the support of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, we are developing a model of family intervention to complement our existing work with children. And secondly, it is with thanks to our landlord Greygarth Hall that we […]

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