Our school volunteers, City Year (also known as corps members) hosted a special visit from former President Bill Clinton last week. The event, which took place in the school’s assembly hall, brought together 100 of City Year’s volunteers from London, Birmingham and Manchester as part of their fifth anniversary celebrations. The audience of 200 guests, included Haggerston students, staff, governors and invited guests of City Year’s from business, education voluntary and public policy sectors.
President Clinton met with three of the City Year volunteers before speaking to the wider audience. He praised the young City Year UK volunteers for serving as an inspiration to children and said “You’ve changed their sense of what is possible.” He added “City Year has given you awesome skills and every child you volunteer with can be empowered to live a different tomorrow by you…I hope this is something that will grow and grow and grow.”
We were honoured to host the visit of President Clinton and delighted to be able to support our partnership with City Year in this way.