inspired youth

Hip Hop artist ‘Kritikal’ on mental health

Hip Hop Artist ‘Kritikal Powers’ is using music to get people talking about mental health and suicide prevention A musician from York with Radio Plays on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra ‘Kritikal Powers’ has joined forces with Golden Firs, a singer song writer who has supported the likes of James Bay and Emeli Sandé, to… Read more »

01-11-2017

“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

Brainstorming with York Mix

Today I have been doing some more volunteering with Inspired Youth! This afternoon we met with Chris Titley from York Mix, which is a popular digital platform for news and information about York. We discussed a range of new potential projects and ways to develop ongoing media projects. We largely discussed arts and media projects and ways in… Read more »

29-03-2017

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

Turning creative ideas into reality

Today as my second day of volunteering with Inspired Youth, we focused mainly on a new project Inspired Youth are planning to run with Show Me That I Matter called ‘Care Stories’. The project will reach out to group of children in care in order to creatively tell their stories as a positive outlet, focusing on mental… Read more »

17-03-2017

Keeva starts Inspired Youth Work Experience

Hi, my name is Keeva, I am currently a student at All Saints Sixth Form studying Psychology, English Language and Philosophy & Ethics A Levels. This week i have started work experience with Inspired Youth. Today, Owen Turner, the Managing Director from United By Design came in to discuss rebranding of the IY logo. We discussed… Read more »

15-03-2017