aspirations

LIT young people inspire audiences

Inspired Youth have coproduced a series of powerful films carrying inspirational & experienced driven messages shaped by young people. The series was a collaboration with NCOP designed to explore social issues facing young people using creative workshops to develop and produce a film that challenge stereotypes and tackle prejudice. The journey driven creative process also… Read more »

27-01-2020

Be A Friend Campaign Launches

A new campaign has been launched in partnership with Inspired Youth and Ryedale Carers Support to promote the difference people can make in their community. The campaign which features real people, was devised and shaped by workshops with carers and volunteers. The 2 short films were designed to harness positive messages about the difference ‘being… Read more »

29-10-2019

They picked me off the floor

Big Thinking is proud to present a new short film as part of the Stories Of ATI series. The film features Laura who has been receiving 1-2-1 support through Aspire-iGen on the Action Towards Inclusion (ATI) programme. Action Towards Inclusion supports people in the community to overcome barriers to employment, training and job search. During… Read more »

29-10-2019

Lizzie is overcoming adversity and following her dreams

Big thinking is proud to present a powerful short film featuring Lizzie who is receiving support through Action Towards Inclusion with an organisation that support lone parents called Aspire-igen. In this candid and inspiring short story Lizzie talks about her traumatic journey of recovery from domestic violence and how she is gaining 1-2-1 support from… Read more »

29-08-2019

Selby young people make film to challenge stereotypes

A film about perceptions of young people has been produced in Selby in coproduction with young people from the area. The powerful film produced through creative workshops with Inspired Youth explores issues important to young people from Selby and sets out to challenge negative stereotypes and fight stigma. The film is part of the Lost… Read more »

29-08-2019

Jo’s moving on up – new Big Thinking film

Big thinking is proud to present our latest short film featuring Jo who is receiving support through Action Towards Inclusion with an organisation called Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource. In this short film Jo talks about her journey and how she is gaining 1-2-1 support through S&R Carers Resource on the Action Towards Inclusion programme to help… Read more »

29-08-2019

The voices of care children spoken through film

Check out the powerful 1% short film series shaped by young people which highlight themes around the journey from Care to Independence. The project was part of York Mediale 2018 and was supported by JRF. We have dreams and aspirations Like everyone else – feat. Kritikal Powers Behind the statistics – short documentary about the… Read more »

29-08-2019

Big Thinking puts spotlight on real issues through the eyes of experience

We have been on an inspiring tour to meet participants engaged with Action Towards Inclusion across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. Action Towards Inclusion is designed to help remove genuine barriers from peoples lives through 1-2-1 support and a range of interventions to enable them to pursue their ambitions in education or employment. As… Read more »

01-11-2018

Thinking Bigger – Inspirational project highlights real voices

Our Big Thinking participant engagement project gives people who are accessing support from Action Towards Inclusion a platform to speak their voice and share their experiences.  Through a series of creative workshops with participants and keyworkers on the programme from across York, North Yorkshire and East Riding, Inspired Youth have been listening to people share… Read more »

19-10-2018

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