RECLAIM is a youth leadership and social change organisation. It is a small but bold charity, using the experience and platform to support and amplify the voices of working class young people.
It sets up RECLAIM in Moss Side in 2007, to identify and support young leaders from an intensely pressurised community. Ten years later, the ideas, hope and resilience of the young people it supports inspire us every day. Its work allows young people to develop their skills and potential and to build their pathway to make the world a better place for all.
It runs intensive, high impact leadership programmes for 12-15 year olds from working class communities and support them through an Alumni Network until they are 22. It also develops and delivers - alongside the young people - a range of pilot projects and campaigns on issues that affect working class communities.
RECLAIM exists to end the leadership inequality that prevents working class young people with talent, imagination, ambition and drive, from fulfilling their leadership potential. It supports young people who refuse to be silent: they fight for their voices to be heard.
It is driven by the understanding that young people on the periphery, with lived experience of UK social inequality, hold the key to social change. RECLAIM recognises that working class young people have latent talent but often need further support to equip them with the resilience, skills, confidence, networks and pride necessary to break the 'class ceiling’; and that true social change will only be achieved if those currently in power are willing to listen and learn.See more