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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

Suicide Prevention song and video Released

Paper Wings is a song written by Kritikal Powers and Golden Firs. The Paper Wings collaboration is a charity single in aid of PAPYRUS prevention of young suicide. You can download the track here all proceeds in aid of PAPYRUS https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/paper-wings-single/1305150430 PAPYRUS run HOPELineUK, a specialist telephone service staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support,… Read more »

11-11-2017

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

Life Stories film Inspires City-Wide Initiative

Inspired Youth proudly launched a new film this week exploring the powerful Life Stories project, a community initiative that pairs student volunteers with elderly members of our community to reduce loneliness and isolation. The film was screened to an intergenerational audience at Tang Hall Community Centre, which was transformed into a fantastic cinematic space for the event. A range… Read more »

12-11-2016

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

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

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

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

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