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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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Young people shine at National Care Leavers conference

Young people behind the Aspire To More  project inspired delegates at the Nation Care Leavers conference last week in Westminster. Amy and Shelly represented Show Me That I Matter, joining Inspired Youth at the event, organised by the Princes Trust, to showcase their poster campaign and website. #York #campaign makes national impact @NCLW14 @PrincesTrust @smtimyork @StonehouseJon @Nacro… Read more »

31-10-2016

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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

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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

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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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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

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Music4Care Video Viral Launch

After months of dedication the music video was finally ready to share with the world! The video was tweeted by Sir Ken Robinson rap artist KKOKE and the world wide famous SEAL and has since been watched over 10,000 times on youtube in over 10 countries around the world. The video features care leavers who wrote the song as… Read more »

09-04-2015