“Aspire To More” is a creative project delivered by Inspired Youth in partnership with the Children’s Rights and Advocacy Service which is part of CSES (Children’s services Education and Skills). Working in close partnership with “Show Me That I Matter” (SMTIM) a group of care experienced young people also known as (CiCC) York’s Children in Care Council, we will embark on a journey with Inspired Youth to meet care leavers that have gone on in their lives to become a success. By discovering what challenges these role models faced and how they overcame them, young people can both learn and share key messages with the wider community. The aim of the project will be to raise the groups aspirations, and by utilising the learning and insight they gain from speaking to successful care leavers they will be equipped to create a positive campaign that will raise aspirations and open minds to the possibilities of promising and inspiring futures.
The engaging journey will lead to the creation of a powerful poster series promoting ‘raising aspirations’ specifically aimed at care experienced young people. It will be an opportunity for young people to raise and discuss challenges that care experienced young people face in terms of aspirations, confidence and futures. It will be designed to inspire care experienced young people from York by presenting them with positive and inspirational role models, people who have faced similar challenges who they can learn from and be inspired by!