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Young people shine at National Care Leavers conference

Young people behind the Aspire To More  project inspired delegates at the Nation Care Leavers conference last week in Westminster. Amy and Shelly represented Show Me That I Matter, joining Inspired Youth at the event, organised by the Princes Trust, to showcase their poster campaign and website. #York #campaign makes national impact @NCLW14 @PrincesTrust @smtimyork @StonehouseJon @Nacro… Read more »

31-10-2016

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The Guardian most read article of the week

The Aspire To More project has received national recognition after a news story written about the project by Kelly Mattison was published by The Guardian. The story was shared via The Guardian social media and achieved the most read article of the week with a total of 735 online shares. This week's most read piece… Read more »

31-10-2016

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Aspire to more project gets national exposure

The Aspire To More project has been an incredibly successful piece of youth driven work. The York based project is a care leaver role model campaign by Show Me That I Matter in partnership with Inspired Youth, designed to raise aspirations, aimed at children in care and leaving care. The work has recently had exposure in York… Read more »

03-10-2016

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Youth powered film explores interventions on the edge of care

A new film co-created by young people in partnership with Inspired Youth and Calderdale council explores “Sleep On It” an innovative early intervention service for young people on the edge of care. The film was shaped by young people through creative workshops delivered by Inspired Youth. Young people devised questions to ask each other and staff… Read more »

03-10-2016

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Youth led edge-of-care film in production

Over the last 2 days we have been working with ‪#‎SleepOnIt‬ which is an innovative early intervention service in ‪#‎Calderdale‬ working with children on the ‪#‎edgeofcare‬ The young people were making a film about the service and shaped every aspect of the production! They gave great performances and the local policeman even got involved in… Read more »

09-08-2016

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Inspired Youth shortlisted for National Award

Inspired Youth from York has been shortlisted for the Community Orginisation Award For Age at the National Diversity Awards 2016. The Community Organisation Awards recognise individuals and groups who have made an outstanding contribution to their local community.     Charities and Role Models from across the UK will gather at the breathtaking Anglican Cathedral… Read more »

09-08-2016

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Project opens hearts and minds of young people

The youth powered Aspire To More project has gone from strength to strength in its first  three months, capturing the attention of Community Care, The Department for Education and The Children’s Commissioner for England! Now our attention turns to the young people involved who have been speaking on camera for a short film evaluating their… Read more »

11-07-2016

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Aspire To More poster Series launches

The Aspire To More project has launched it’s positive poster campaign aimed at raising young peoples aspirations. The series features care leaver role models and links audiences to a series of powerful and inspiring interviews with people from care backgrounds who have gone on to achieve success in their lives. The work was recently highlighted and… Read more »

07-07-2016

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Inspiring Life Stories film in production

A new Inspired Youth film which highlights the importance of life stories work in the community is in production. The film, supported by City of York Council and funded by LocalPeople.org was made with residents of Woolnough house in York and student volunteers through Minds In Motion student charity. The local community initiative pairs older members of the… Read more »

07-07-2016

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The day we met Paolo Hewitt

Paolo Hewitt came to York this week to meet young people for a very different kind of interview – one composed by a group of looked after children in the city. The questions were devised by Show Me That I Matter, a group of looked after young people who advocate for issues effecting all children in care in York. The… Read more »

07-04-2016