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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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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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Aspire To More poster Series launches

The Aspire To More project has launched it’s positive poster campaign aimed at raising young peoples aspirations. The series features care leaver role models and links audiences to a series of powerful and inspiring interviews with people from care backgrounds who have gone on to achieve success in their lives. The work was recently highlighted and… Read more »

07-07-2016

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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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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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We’re Human Films Ready to Launch

Three films and an exhibition capturing the humans behind homelessness are complete and ready to launch. The project will culminate in a launch event to be held in the new year, showcasing three powerful and thought provoking films alongside a series of powerful portraits. Watch out for updates on the launch event in January 2016… Read more »

07-12-2015

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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

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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