inspired youth arts

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

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

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

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

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

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