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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

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