inspired youth arts

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

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

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

Powerful Anti Bullying Campaign Launches

Inspired Youth have produced a new powerful anti bullying campaign for East field Primary School in Wolverhampton in partnership with Foster Focus. The campaign is made up of a poster series and short film devised and performed by young people in Year 6. The campaign was launched during anti bullying week and was shared at… Read more »

07-12-2015

New project will capture the humans behind homelessness

Inspired Youth today launch a powerful photography and film project to show the human side of people experiencing homelessness. “We’re Human Too” is funded by a small grant from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation York Committee, and will be delivered by Inspired Youth in partnership with York Arc Light homeless charity and Scott Akoz Photography. The project will focus… Read more »

19-10-2015

‘A Story Like Ours’ Exhibits at Explore York

Our positive JRF funded dementia friendly portrait exhibition ‘A Story Like Ours’ will showcase for 2 weeks at Explore York Library. Having already toured several venues in York including a public launch at Kings Manor the exhibition will now sit proudly in the foyer of the Library in the heart of York, ensuring the wider public have… Read more »

28-09-2015

Films set to broadcast on The Community Channel

2 films made as part of the successful ‘a story like ours project‘ are set to broadcast next week on the Community Channel. The powerful films feature people living with dementia and were designed to raise awareness and challenge attitudes. The project was a part of Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s wider work towards making York a dementia friendly… Read more »

18-06-2015

Inspired Youth dementia awareness films played at City Screen Cinema York

Inspired Youth are delighted to announce that our dementia campaign films commissioned by JRF for the ‘A Story About Us’ project, are now screening before feature films at the City Screen Picture House in York. The films will be shown as part of Dementia Awareness week #DAW15 and can be seen before the following films. A… Read more »

19-05-2015

‘A story like ours’ campaign exhibits in dementia awareness week

An Inspired Youth media and film campaign commissioned by JRF is set to launch a public exhibition during National Dementia Awareness week. The exhibition, which features positive portraits featuring people living with dementia and their families and Carers, will be showcased at City Of York Council’s West Offices from 18th to 22nd May, before a… Read more »

05-05-2015