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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

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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

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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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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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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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Music4Care scoops National Kids Count Award

Inspired Youth & The Springboard Project joined Music4Care participants in Westminster London to attend the Kid’s Count Inspiration Awards 2014. In a high profile event held in the Houses Of Parliament, brothers Danny and Dean Innes, who were part of a team of care leavers who wrote “How To Fly” (a song about their care experiences), took to the stage to collect their… Read more »

09-04-2015

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Music4Care Video Viral Launch

After months of dedication the music video was finally ready to share with the world! The video was tweeted by Sir Ken Robinson rap artist KKOKE and the world wide famous SEAL and has since been watched over 10,000 times on youtube in over 10 countries around the world. The video features care leavers who wrote the song as… Read more »

09-04-2015