Tracey

We are delighted to introduce Tracey – our latest inspiration role model. Tracey’s interview will be available later this evening but for now this is why Tracey has shared her experiences … I also want to be a positive role model to others in care who may think that they have no choice due to…

ADCS – An amazing experience

On Friday the sixth of July, myself and Amy headed to Manchester via the train to close the ADCS (Association of Directors of Children’s Services) conference! Now this was a 3 day overnight stay conference for all of the professionals that had attended from the start, and me and Amy had been given an amazing…

Benjamin Perks

We are absolutely delighted to be able to share with you today an interview with Benjamin Perks. In his interview Ben talks about his experiences, challenges and the difference one teacher made to his life. Ben’s interview can be read in full here  I had an amazing teacher when I was 15. I was on…

Jerome

Jerome Harvey-Agyei is 28 and originally from east London, he is the co- founder of the Tope project , a volunteer run, youth led project, aiming to combat loneliness for care-experienced young people. Jeromes interview is available to read here

Liam Hill!

Liam is one of most recent role models. He is the CEO & Founder of a social enterprise called Voice for Children (www.voiceforchildren.org.uk).  Liam’s interview can be found here.  

Mark Riddell

Social Worker, Author and MBE recipient, Mark Riddell, shares with us his experiences of growing up in care. Originally, I am from away up in Scotland, Aberdeen the windy city. I have been in social work for what feels like a hundred years. I was born in 1968 and only entered care in 1980. My campaigning for children in…

Sharing our aspirations

We are delighted to be able to announce that tomorrow we are taking part in a national conference for National  Care Leavers Week. Show Me That I Matter were  approached by The Prince’s Trust to speak at the London conference about the group’s poster and blog project Aspire To More, which highlights the importance of care…

‘Stories have such power’

Last night saw young people from Show Me That I Matter shine at the official launch of Aspire to More. The evening began with a showcase of projects by young people in care in York  including Arts4Care and Music4care, creating an amazing atmosphere before young people took to the stage to present Aspire to More….

Shelley – “Boost aspirations of children in care”

Why did you join the Aspire To More project? Because of the previous project ‘Arts4Care’ and how much I enjoyed it and everyone involved! What do you hope the project changes/achieves? To help boost aspirations for children in care and get rid of stereotypes. What has been the highlight of the project for you? Just…

Meet Danny

Danny is 23, he went into care when he had just turned 14 years of age. Danny is famous in York for his part in writing ‘How To Fly’ a rap song about real life care experiences. The film was part of a project called #Music4Care which won a National Kids Count award at the Houses…

Am I just a number?

Here is an article written by Amy for Buzz Magazine which is really relevant to the aspire to more project. Amy is one of York’s looked after children and was a star of the recent Shine Awards, becoming the first person to win in three categories. A member of the council’s Show Me That I Matter panel, she was celebrated for…