Youth Leadership Our Leadership Programmes Why do working class young people need a specific programme? Too few young people from working class communities achieve their personal and career potential and their views and experiences can fail to reach an audience and to have influence. Their communities have been written off through negative stereotyping and they see few ‘people like me’ at the top. Our young people are closest to the issues and tensions that exist in those disconnected working class communities, free-falling and without support. Read more about why we know our work is important and urgent here. Bringing young people together based on a shared sense of solidarity is powerful – when we openly talk about the barriers which we face, we have an increased ability to break them down together.