Young people inspired by film project

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Exposure is a multi-award winning charitable youth media enterprise based in north London. Its I’m Inspired project was targeted at vulnerable or disadvantaged young people, providing them with structured vocational training through the production of an eight-page supplement. The project, which was supported with a grant from ASDAN, prepared them for further study and potential employment in the creative and cultural industries.

Many young people decide on their chosen career paths without necessarily fully appreciating how much hard work and dedication goes into becoming a success. This is especially true of disengaged young people and those who are NEET or at risk of becoming NEET. The project enabled Exposure’s young volunteers to interview up to five prominent people in the community who have become successful in their respective professions, about the keys to success. Each interview was recorded, edited and published on Exposure’s website.

Young people saw how hard work paid off as they worked to achieve a tangible goal, informing and inspiring a wider audience of young people. They then created a structure for their own career path, whether this involved being engaged in education or considering employment.

At the end of the project the young volunteers turned the interviews into articles to be included in an eight-page Exposure magazine supplement. They worked with Exposure’s editor and designer to arrange the content and layout of the supplement. Their work on the project assisted them in developing skills in communication, teamwork and information technology, as well as journalism and design.

By participating in the project they were working towards the completion of the Exposure Youth Media Award, which is recognised by ASDAN.

View one of the videos produced as part of the project: https://youtu.be/gpPZwvQSZhg