Come along to Moss Side's first ever Food Festival

Join us in Alexandra Park between 12-4pm for Moss Side’s first ever Food Festival. This much anticipated event incorporates mouthwatering food with community spirit. RECLAIM's Rod Kippen, who has been with young women from Moss Side to develop the festival, tells you more.Read more

REIGN Blog: The Change We Want to See in the World

For our final blog of the series, we want to speak about the change we want to make around Child Sexual ExploitationRead more

Team Future's Snap Election Statement

In the wake of the snap General Election, Team Future calls for the bold, ethical and hopeful leadership that we need and deserve. We are a youth collective, campaigning for the rights of all young people. Led by northern working class young people, we are a voice for under 18’s who are locked out of political decision making.Read more

REIGN Blog: Laws around Child Sexual Exploitation

Paired with lenient sentences and shocking societal attitudes, is it any wonder that this complex crime is happening so easily under our noses with few repercussions for perpetrators but severe consequences for victims?Read more

REIGN Blog: How to Talk to a Survivor of Child Sexual Exploitation

When working with or caring for young people who have experienced Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), it can be difficult to know what questions to ask or approaches to take to help.Read more

REIGN Blog: White girls from broken homes and the negative impact of CSE stereotypes

It has been hard to shake the narrow image of what a victim of child sexual exploitation (CSE) looks like, or what kind of child is at riskRead more

REIGN Blog: Survivors Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

Reign is a survivor-led project tackling child sexual exploitation. A powerful group of young women wanting change and to end the silence around CSERead more

RECLAIM's Immie: Journalism and The 'Class Ceiling'

Immie Rhodes, participant on RECLAIM's Power at the Periphery's Programme, explores the barriers that working class young people face when attempting to forge a career in journalism.Read more

RECLAIM's Aeve: We must invest in working class young people

Controversial education policies and school budget cuts mean that working class students may not be receiving the support they need. Aeve Ribbons highlights the importance of mentors for developing working class young leaders.Read more

Article 50 is signed, but Team Future are creating their own destiny

Signed, sealed, delivered: yesterday Theresa May triggered article 50, beginning the formal journey to our future outside the EU. Here in Manchester something is happening that could bring power to working class young people.Read more

Terry Manyeh, on working class students as "generation snowflake"

Terry Manyeh, co-author of the Educating All report into the barriers faced by working class students within higher education, responds to working class students being labeled as 'generation snowflake'.Read more

Cara, 14, 'I know the REAL Moss Side'.

Hi, my name's Cara, I'm 14 years old and I'm from RECLAIM's Moss Side Girls 2015 cohort. I want to tell you what Moss Side is really like, from someone who lives there and has lived there for most of their life.Read more

Aaron Townsend, Educating All participant, on race and class

Educating All participant, Aaron Townsend, speaks about the intersection of race and class and how it shaped his experience at university. "If these... opportunities are accessible only to the privileged then it contradicts the very foundation of what a university education is meant to represent."Read more

Xavier Greenwood, being working class at Oxford

Xavier Greenwood, a working class student from Burnley, writes about his experience studying at Oxford University. He was interviewed as part of Educating All, the youth-led research project commissioned by RECLAIM which explores the barriers faced by working class students at top universities.Read more

Wasan, 13, on the struggle for rights and equality

Wasan, from our Manchester Youth cohort, writes about her fight for equality. "Remind me why people have no choice but to fight for these things? How could I forget? Because we are living in a world where the good is being killed off by the bad."Read more

Abbie, 17, 'We will change this'

Our Tameside Pioneer Abbie discusses the pressures young, working class people face in challenging power.Read more

Roxy Legane asks 'Are there no more working class heroes?'

Lemmy, Bowie and now Rickman: it’s been an emotional and sombre month following the loss of three iconic stars who set the bar for working class success stories. But with their passing, are we also saying goodbye to a future with working class idols?Read more

Iain Moore, Trustee, on leadership inequality

Iain Moore joined RECLAIM's Board in 2016, and raised over £500 for us completing the Cape Wrath Ultra challenge. He talks here about his motivations for working with RECLAIM.Read more

Precious, 13, on The Teen’s Speech

Precious, a RECLAIM alumni, writes about how the young people of RECLAIM created The Teen’s Speech. RECLAIM's annual Teen's Speech is written as an alternative and more realistic version of the Queen’s Speech. A speech that is honest, but still praises the positives and great accomplishments of each year.Read more

Shaz, 19, 'Let's leave intolerance behind'

Our Rochdale Pioneer Shaz tells us why it’s time to leave intolerance behind, and why it’s time for Great Manc.Read more

Eneicia, 15, on her work experience at RECLAIM

RECLAIM alumni Eneicia writes about her work experience at RECLAIM during August 2016.Read more