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“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

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Youth powered ‘Aspire To More’ campaign wins National Award

A youth-powered project created to raise the aspirations of care experienced young people has been recognised with a National Award. The Aspire To More campaign won ‘Most Inspirational Youth Campaign’ at the National Kids Count UK Awards. Members of the council, known as Show Me That I Matter (SMTIM) joined Inspired Youth to attend an awards ceremony on 21 November at… Read more »

13-12-2016

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Aspire project scoops National Award

Young people behind the Aspire To More project were honoured with recognition for their inspiring work at an amazing event hosted by the National Care Leavers Benchmark Forum, at Chelsea Football Club. Young people involved in the project joined care experienced young people from local authorities from across the county, sharing their poster campaign and… Read more »

31-10-2016

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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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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

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‘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

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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

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International Exposure for Inspired Youth Dementia Project

Inspired Youth are delighted to announce that our dementia work a story like ours is being shared via an international youth media network, youth4media has partners from all around the world and the post gives the campaign great exposure on an international level. Dementia does not discriminate against class, creed, colour or nationality, it is anticipated that… Read more »

27-04-2015

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“A Story about Peter” new JRF film launches

Inspired Youth have produced a second film for JRF as a part of a wider media project called “A story like ours” which celebrates local people and aims to raise awareness about dementia and change attitudes, The film is a story about Peter, a father, a husband, an artist and a musician. There is a human… Read more »

12-04-2015