Students4Students was founded in 2015 by two students who had met volunteering abroad. Within a few months of returning they established the first Students4Students branch in Oxford. Over two years the first volunteers tested what worked and built a sustainable model. In 2017 Students4Students launched their second branch in Durham, this was quickly followed in 2018 by a third branch in Bristol.
Students4Students now has over 100 volunteers who work with over 150 pupils each week.
THE GERM OF AN IDEA
Students4Students owes its existence to another organisation, International Citizens Service (ICS). It was on an ICS programme, back in Summer of 2014, in Ghana, that Students4Students co-founders Alex and Will met and first discussed the idea of Students4Students – although it lacked a name back then. With a germ of an idea the pair came home wanting not only to put their newly learnt skills to good use but also to embody the wider ICS ethos of empowering young people to make a change in their local communities.
OUR FIRST BRANCH
Here at Students4Students, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2000, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.
GROWING OUR IMPACT
Turning Interest Into Action
Here at Students4Students, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 2000, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts. Just imagine what we can achieve together!