Hello my name is Jade.

I’m a 20 year old who is from York.

I am a care leaver that has been studying an outdoor sports degree for the last two years.

I’m a bartender part time too, I like to socialise and spend quality time with my family and friends. I aspire to work with children in the future. I believe that if you believe you can do something, then you’ll be able to achieve anything you like!

I hope this project becomes bigger than the Aspire To More. This project is important as it can have such a huge effect on the public and is able to get important messages across.

Everyone’s care experience is different, don’t compare my journey to someone who has been through something entirely different. I am still a human being not a figure or statistic.

I have worked with inspired youth on many projects such as the aspire to more and helping to tackle mental health in foster care. I always gain so much out of the projects.

Photography by Scott Akoz Photography