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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

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Aspire To More project comes to life

“Aspire To More” is a creative project in partnership with the Children’s Rights and Advocacy Service which is part of CSES (Children’s services Education and Skills). Working in close partnership with “Show Me That I Matter” (SMTIM) a group of care experienced young people. The engaging journey will lead to the creation of a powerful… Read more »

24-03-2016

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Homelessness campaign hits front page of The Big Issue North

“We’re Human Too”, an Inspired Youth campaign made in partnership with York Arc Light has been showcased on the front cover of The Big Issue North. The striking images shot by Scott Akoz Photography for Inspired Youth look powerful on the front cover and the article carries a strong message about reducing stigma and stereotypes… Read more »

21-03-2016

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Inspired Youth foster care campaign aired on ITV

A foster carer recruitment campaign produced by Inspired Youth in partnership with Foster Focus has hit ITV News. The campaign which was shaped by working closely with foster carers and young people in care was screened on ITV Calendar. The films are part of a wider campaign with Leeds city council and Kirklees council in… Read more »

21-03-2016

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New films shine light on humans behind homelessness

On the 2nd March “We’re Human Too” was launched in front of a live audience at York St John University. The films which present the people behind homelessness were well received and have now been launched online with a series of posters and interviews with the participants. Fiona Thompson, Dean of arts at York St… Read more »

04-03-2016

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Inspired Youth film shines for Calderdale

A new Inspired Youth film is shining the light for a range of new and innovative services in Calderdale that support teenagers on the edge of homelessness and care. The film was well received in Calderdale and was recently screened at a DFE event in London to ministers and local authorities from accross the country…. Read more »

19-02-2016

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Foster Recruitment Campaign set to launch in Kirklees & Leeds

A public facing foster carer recruitment campaign produced by Inspired Youth is about to launch to the public. The campaign created in partnership with Foster Focus, Kriklees and Leeds City Council was shaped via consultations with foster carers and is driven by real care experienced young people rather than actors to explore what qualities they felt a good foster… Read more »

01-02-2016