Emily York is The Mighty Creatives’ Youth Programme Manager and has been with the organisation for 5 years. Emily’s practice stems from experience within the UK’s Education Sector, having worked in and with many education settings in and across the Midlands, including Pupil Referral Units, SEND settings and mainstream education settings to name a few. Emily’s passions lie with children and young people’s voices, ensuring that those that are ‘hard to hear’ are provided with spaces to be listened to, feel validated, influence change and have continued meaningful engagements to explore their potential and future possibilities. Emily has also previously worked as a freelance practitioner, delivering community and socially engaged arts-based programmes in areas that experience disadvantage in the East Midlands. She has been core to the development of Creative Mentoring over the last 5 years, and has supported the development of the work to become one of TMC’s core programmes.