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South Africa's young leaders through service

You are here because you want to make things better for yourself and our country. Explore the impact a year of service can have on your community, your country and your career.

Why South Africa needs you to serve
  • 10.3 million youth aged 15-24

    59% are unemployed

  • 3.5 million youth aged 15-24

    are NEETs-not in employment, education, or training

  • 78% of learners

    in grade 3 cannot read for meaning

  • 5 out of 10 learners

    who start grade 1 will graduate high school

This is what change looks like

You see communities, organisations and schools with a desire to strive but they may need additional skills or some support to be able to achieve their goals. Through our ServeToWork model, City Year South Africa believes that you have the potential and resources to serve and help our communities succeed. Alongside a team of vibrant young service leaders, you will work with schools and organisations to design service activities to support their diverse needs.

This is City Year South Africa

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I chose to serve because when I was 10 years old, City Year came to my primary school and made a huge impact in my life.

Thalita Shongwe City Year South Africa Service Leader 2019
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When we invest in young people, we ensure that their talents and contributions are available to our communities in the future.

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City Year partners with schools, service sites, businesses, and the private sector to support learner success.

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Service Partners
  • Sekwati primary school logo
  • Tshilidzi Primary school logo
  • Zola Higher Primary School logo
  • Paul Mosaka primary school logo
  • Lyndhurst primary school logo
  • Mikateka logo
  • Rebonwe Primary School logo
Amathuba Partners
  • Camp Sizanani logo
  • Phakamani young minds logo
  • WestRand Youth Development logo
  • Timberland South Africa Logo
  • Aggatu logo