Youth Leadership Our Leadership Programmes Why does RECLAIM work with young people at such a young age? Targeted, wraparound programmes to support young people are generally focused on young people who are already engaged in negative behaviours: early intervention is crucial to catch young people before they fall through the cracks. All too often services focus on diverting young people, rather than building their latent skills. Our LEAD Programme works with 12-15 year olds. These are key formative years for adolescents, a time of great change as they navigate increasing pressure and responsibility at school (and at home) and form behaviours and skills which will shape their adult lives. RECLAIM requires these young people to be brave in their actions and often challenge the behaviours and decisions of their peers in their local area. Raising self–confidence and belief in young people as they start making significant lifestyle choices means that the programme can have a positive outcome on the young people at a crucial point in their lives. Read more about our impact here.