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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An Easter Egg-stravaganza!

Spring Family Fun On Saturday 27th April 2019 we hosted our first Spring Family Fun event, and were delighted to welcome 20 local families to our Citywise Centre in Manchester! It was a massive success despite the seasonal weather, with lots of bouncing on the bouncy castle, baking chocolatey goodies, making junk kites and getting […]

Thriving Family Values

Certain values may have been drummed into us as children, “sit still at the table”, “Talk when you’re spoken to”,  “Keep your room tidy”, “Your school work is important”, “Don’t give up, let’s try again,” “tell the truth”. Sometimes we may have rebelled against these or may see them as making us who we are […]

Summer 2019

Bookings now open for our FREE summer holiday camps! Children aged 7-12 years old can join one of three camps taking place in Manchester or Glasgow. Run by Citywise staff and supported by our outstanding team of volunteers, your child will make new friends, try new activities, stay active, eat healthily and have lots of […]

The group setting: Responding to problems with continuity

Youth mentoring programmes are common around the world as prevention programmes. However, evaluation of such programmes finds again and again that their positive effects are small in magnitude (DuBois et al., 2011). Therefore, it is becoming increasingly clear that we cannot simply assume that pairing up any young person with a mentor will automatically lead […]

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