The day we met Jenny

The live interview process came to a crescendo tonight as the #aspiretomore group met with author and writer Jenny Molloy at West Offices! The group were excited to meet Jenny and interview her about her life. Amy and Lauren posed the questions while Ellie took photos of tonights team effort.The interview was well composed as usual and professionally delivered. It developed…

Danny shares his life story

The next role model to grace the project with their story is Danny. Danny went into care when he had just turned 14 years of age. Amy composed the interview and Danny warmed to the task, it was a really honest and open conversation.Danny talked about his time in care with his brother Dean and how they…

Pippa shares her life story

The project had really took off by now as the group came together for their latest Aspire To More interviews with inspirational care leavers. The session was twice as inspiring with the introduction of two brand new Care Leaver role models, Pippa and Danny. First they met Pippa. Pippa was very open about her experience of care and she…

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…

Survival guide for the life of a kid in care

Another great piece by Josh, here are his ‘Top tips’ ·       Be yourself ·       Don act up ·        If you feel down Talk to staff ·       If you’re hungry just ask ·       If you need a friend just ask ·       Be good ·       Don’t hurt yourself ·       Don’t be…

“Life of a kid in care” by Josh

From home to home I’ve been around, always feeling lost never found, Social worker comes and goes I don’t think she really knows, I don’t think they notice me, I’ll go missing for a week or three, That’s the life of a kid in care. Walking around aimlessly a car pulls up next to me….

Meet Pippa

Pippa went into care at the age of 11. When she left care in 2011 she attended Edge Hill University, near Liverpool. Pippa is passionate about working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds and wants to make a difference. To read more about Pippa click here. Pippa will be interviewed about her life by the aspire to more team soon.

Jade inspires group in moving interview

This week it was Jade’s turn in the spotlight as the aspire to more project flowed in full effect! The team were really starting to boss their interview techniques as they composed their most recent interview. Jade gave the group an honest and articulate response to all their questions and they were fully engaged by the process.Lauren,…

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…

The day we met Paolo Hewitt

The group were excited to meet and interview the charismatic and inspiring Paolo Hewitt for the Aspire To More project. Some of the group had met him before through Arts4Care while this time it was up close and emotional as they prepared to interview him about his life in care as well as his adult life and his successful writing…