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Young people shine in Selby Big Local film

A group of young people from Selby have produced a film that explores growing up in Selby. The film is a co production with Inspired Youth and produced in partnership with Selby Big Local and NYCC Selby Prevention Service. Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use a… Read more »

17-07-2018

Inspirational Young People win National Award for “A world of good”

Care experienced young people from York have scooped a National Award at the Kids Count National Awards at Westminster for their experience driven fictional story exploring the care journey. Their Care Story project and their story “A world of Good was produced in partnership with Inspired Youth and Show Me That I Matter (SMTIM), Yorks children in care… Read more »

17-07-2018

“The Looked After Kid” writes powerful story shaped by young people

Famous for his books “The looked after kid” and “We all shine on” former NME Journalist and author Paolo Hewitt is a fantastic writer who has written powerful books about his life in care. This year Paolo has been working with Inspired Youth in coproduction with Show Me That I Matter (SMTIM) on a new project that uses… Read more »

07-06-2017

B.I.G Thinking Board Unleashed

A new Inspired Youth voice and influence project has been launched as part of Action Towards Inclusion (ATI), a £7.4m project in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding to help bring adults closer to work. The B.I.G Thinking Board is made up of participants engaged on the ATI project and is designed to give real people… Read more »

10-05-2017

Youth powered ‘Aspire To More’ campaign wins National Award

A youth-powered project created to raise the aspirations of care experienced young people has been recognised with a National Award. The Aspire To More campaign won ‘Most Inspirational Youth Campaign’ at the National Kids Count UK Awards. Members of the council, known as Show Me That I Matter (SMTIM) joined Inspired Youth to attend an awards ceremony on 21 November at… Read more »

13-12-2016

Aspire project scoops National Award

Young people behind the Aspire To More project were honoured with recognition for their inspiring work at an amazing event hosted by the National Care Leavers Benchmark Forum, at Chelsea Football Club. Young people involved in the project joined care experienced young people from local authorities from across the county, sharing their poster campaign and… Read more »

31-10-2016

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

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

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

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