Team Future is a new, youth- led movement out to grow the political power and voice of young, working class people. Learn about their manifesto for hopeful politics and find out how YOU can get involved in this exciting movement. Read more
At RECLAIM, instead of distracting young people from the challenges they face, we ask them to question the world around them. Throughout all our leadership programmes, we encourage young people to practice critical thinking and disruptive leadership. Their ideas and passion drive us to support them in delivering topical, thought-provoking youth-led campaigns on issues pertinent to young people’s lives.
We see that working class young people are the experts in their lives and communities: high-profile, national campaigns demonstrate the value of their voice.
Some of our campaigns are large, such as our national Team Future work, while others are small but powerful, such as our Enough is Enough campaign. You may have seen our annual Teen’s Speech campaign, an Alternative Christmas Message aired every Christmas Day. Consistent through all of our campaigns, whether big or small, is that they are fundamentally driven by working class young people. Our young people speak confidently for themselves, in their own words, not as tokens.
RECLAIM knows that working class young leaders hold the key to real social change, and can seek out solutions to society’s thorniest problems. It’s just time society listened.
Thank you to Clothworkers for funding our youth-led campaigning work; and to the generous design and artwork support from Sam de Tomasi, Rob Powell, Len Grant, Stephen Pilling and many others.
Team Future is a new, youth- led movement out to grow the political power and voice of young, working class people. Learn about their manifesto for hopeful politics and find out how YOU can get involved in this exciting movement.Read more
Our Disruptive Leaders campaign highlighted the lack of working class representation across political parties. It's infographic and billboards made the news during the Conservative Party Conference in 2015.Read more
This bold campaign aimed to tackle the ‘uncomfortable’ debate around the ever-prevalent class system in the UK.Read more
Great Manc was a campaign run in 2016 by the Powerhouse Pioneers, involving the public in a celebration of what is great about Greater Manchester.Read more
An inspiring and impassioned call for accountability and justice by working class young people. This campaign honoured the memory of Stephen Lawrence and reached out across Manchester.Read more
Beginning in 2014, filmed on an almost non-existent budget, RECLAIM tried something bold. Now in its third year, the annual Teen's Speech offers an alternative message to watch on Christmas Day.Read more
A collective of young women survivors of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Manchester offering innovative, direct insights and strategies to front-line workers and organisations who come in to contact with children at risk of CSE.Read more