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 Advertisements

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…

Lauren Shares the Importance of Aspirational PEP’s

This week Show Me That I Matter were invited to York’s Designated Teacher Conference to share the voice of York’s young people in care. Lauren spoke passionately about the importance of involving young people in their Personal Educational Plan (PEP) and here is Lauren’s fantastic speech.   Hello, my name is Lauren and I am…

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…

SMTIM share their views on the Aspire To More Experience

The Aspire To More project was created because Show Me That I Matter were beginning a campaign to tackle stigma. An issue that every member had experienced at some point. Working with Inspired Youth the group created soul searching questions that explored peoples care journeys and composed interviews with 6 care leaver role models. The power…

Aspire To More launched

After six months of hard work , commitment and passion the Aspire To More was officially launched at a celebration event held by York’s Children in Care Council ~ Show Me That I Matter. Members of the Aspire To More project with Kev and Liam ( Inspired Youth)  delivered presentations to a captive audience, along with video messages from writers…

‘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….