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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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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

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

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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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Life Stories film Inspires City-Wide Initiative

Inspired Youth proudly launched a new film this week exploring the powerful Life Stories project, a community initiative that pairs student volunteers with elderly members of our community to reduce loneliness and isolation. The film was screened to an intergenerational audience at Tang Hall Community Centre, which was transformed into a fantastic cinematic space for the event. A range… Read more »

12-11-2016

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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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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