inspired youth arts

Keeva gets inspired behind the scenes

Today we went to    for part of the ATI tour, where we presented to a group of representatives for organisations on the board! Once we arrived, Alex introduced everyone to each other and gave a short introduction which consisted of a recap and new information. Shortly after that, Inspired Youth introduced themselves and I introduced… Read more »

14-04-2017

Learning about production

Today, I have been doing some more work with Inspired Youth. When i first arrived, we watched the Hands & Voices video with Ian Donaghy who organises, runs & hosts A Night To Remember. Hands and Voices is a fully inclusive singing and signing community choir that inspires disabled people to communicate through creativity, they will… Read more »

07-04-2017

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Behind the scenes with Citizens Advice

Today I joined Inspired Youth to meet Kate Cassidy who is an Outreach Advisor for the flood service at York Citizens Advice.  We met at the City Council Offices, where we discussed different ways that we can reach out to the people who were most effected by the flooding in york. Kev and Liam talked about… Read more »

28-03-2017

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Keeva Learns Photo Editing Skills

Today I’ve been volunteering with Inspired Youth again. After yesterdays meeting in which Inspired Youth joined together with Your Consortium to begin the tour  accross York, North Yorkshire and East riding, there was some editing of photos that needed to be done. Using photoshop, we selected a variety of photos which were taken at the meeting yesterday… Read more »

22-03-2017

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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

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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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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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A foster carer recruitment campaign driven by experiences

Inspired Youth have partnered up with Foster Focus to create a brand new Foster Carer recruitment campaign for Kirklees Council. The campaign has been in development and is being shaped through consultations with professionals and foster carers to draw on real life experience to create key messages. Today we met with foster carers from Leeds and… Read more »

08-12-2015