Kika’s Mentoring Journey
Kika Inacio joined us as a Senior Project Leader in Manchester at the beginning of the summer. In this blog, she tells us what mentoring means to her and how she got to where she is today. After completing high school in Portugal, I moved to Manchester to study Physics and Astrophysics. My main motivation […]Read more
Mentoring a world changer!
(2 minute read) Mentoring with Citywise has provided me with purpose, motivation, and a whole lot of laughter amidst the stress of a global pandemic, and whilst I complete my final year at university! My first experience of being a 1:1 mentor has been fully online. The thought of this made me quite apprehensive at […]Read more
Manchester October Half Term Camp – NOW FULL
Join us at the Citywise Centre for a half-term camp! The camp will run each morning from 9am – 12:30pm from Monday to Wednesday this October 26-28th. We’re only able to open this camp to 15 children, so if you can come we encourage you to sign up and come every day! We’ll create a […]Read more
Jess’ story: more than just volunteering
Signing up to volunteer with Citywise when I was at University was one of the best decisions I ever made. I always knew I wanted to work with children in the field of Psychology, and I knew that by volunteering with Citywise I would be able to get some experience. However, I had no idea […]Read more
Coronavirus: Our Response
We’re doing what we can to be ready to offer our programmes to children when it’s safe to do so. After what could be months of lockdown, children’s mental health and wellbeing will be tested, even for the most resilient child. We’re exploring the idea of hosting virtual summer camps and how we can best support children […]Read more
Manchester Heroes Academy 2019!
What a two weeks it has been! We can now present to you the Citywise Heroes Academy Manchester Class of 2019! They have had so much fun over the last two weeks, making new friends and learning all about what it takes to be an everyday hero!! They have been to the Museum of Science […]Read more
A Superhero Poem
This poem was written by one of our Everyday Heroes and her Mentor during one of Summer Camps, and was performed at their Celebration Show in July 2019! A Superhero A superhero brings about justice so that humankind can have peace A superhero is always kind especially when helping the blind A superhero has great wisdom […]Read more
Glasgow Heroes Academy 2019!
What a two weeks it has been! We can now present to you the Citywise Heroes Academy Glasgow Class of 2019! They have had so much fun over the last two weeks, making new friends and learning all about what it takes to be an everyday hero!! They have been to the Glasgow Science Centre […]Read more
Thank you mentors!
Last week we hosted Thank You events in Glasgow and Manchester to say a proper thank you to our mentors and volunteers for everything they have given this year! 120 volunteers have undergone training to help equip them to form healthy, nurturing relationships as mentors to young people across 9 projects this year! In total […]Read more
Another incredible year!
Certificates have been given out, awards presented and evaluation forms collected which can only mean one thing – our school projects have come to an end for 2019! Across Glasgow and Manchester, 94 young people in 8 school projects have been paired with a mentor this year and been guided through a a programme of […]Read more
25 years of mentoring
The text below is adapted from a speech delivered by Citywise Chief Executive Luke Wilkinson at our 25th Anniversary celebration events, on 13th March 2019 in Glasgow, and 22nd March 2019 in Manchester. I’m going to tell you a bit about Citywise in a moment, but before that I’d like to start by asking you […]Read more
Heroes Academy at St Monica’s High School
It may seem like winter is beginning to set in, but it was only last month that we ran our Manchester schools Summer Project: the Heroes Academy. We are so passionate about our Heroes Academy which not only supports young people to become Everyday Heroes, but also helps them to grow in confidence, refresh their […]Read more
And the award goes to…
3,109 hours is the amount of time our mentors have given this academic year to the Citywise Challengers Programme, mentoring young people across Manchester and Glasgow. Towards the end of our projects our mentors recommended each other for three awards and we want to share them with you…. *Mentor of the Year* Megan Halfacre and […]Read more
Meet the Mentor: Audrey Schneider
Hi Audrey, so you’re a student in Manchester studying Education, but for everyone at home, you don’t sound British, where are you from? Is my English accent not convincing enough?! I’ll keep working on it! I’m actually from the good old United States of America, born and raised in a state called Ohio, LeBron James […]Read more
Meet the mentor: Jack Hughes
Today we’ve been chatting with one of our Manchester mentors and hearing about how Citywise is “the most amazing thing that’s ever happened to him and he can’t imagine life without us”*. Wow, he sounds pretty full-on. Anyway, let’s welcome Jack Hughes, maybe he’s not as weird as he seems! So Jack, tell us a […]Read more
Meet the Mentor: Anna Spiesova
This week marks the final week of the wonderful Anna’s internship in Glasgow. Read our latest #meetthementor (or more like #meettheintern) interview to find out all about who she is, what she’s been doing and what she’d say to anybody thinking about getting involved with Citywise! So Anna, Tell us a bit about yourself – where […]Read more
Meet the mentor: Joe Cooper
Everyone has to start somewhere, right?! The smallest opportunities can lead you to the previously unimaginable. Here with us is our trusted trustee (get it?) Joe Cooper to share his journey with Citywise so far. Good morning Joe! Talk me through your quest of how you got here… Hello! My mentoring journey started at sixteen […]Read more
Meet the mentor: Charlotte Campbell
Today, we have yet another wonderful staff member joining us for an interview on our latest #meetthementor blog. So get ready to meet our Curriculum Coordinator, Charlotte Campbell: Hiya! So excited for you to have joined us! Okay, let’s get right down to it. Tell us a little about yourself. My name’s Charlotte, as you […]Read more
Meet the Mentor: Dave Reynolds
New City, New Job, New Start… We’re kicking off our new blog with a series of #meetthementor interviews, where we go behind the scenes with some of the friendly faces of Citywise. The first one’s a bit of a cheat, but our staff members are all mentors too (they mentor the mentors)! So without further […]Read more