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Young People’s Activism in Times of Austerity

We teamed up with Manchester University's Academic Liz Ackerley to support her research findings on youth activism.

The research explored young people’s understanding and practices of activism and how this work is supported by youth engagement organisations like ours.


we the change

We worked together with Young Manchester for a night of power.

A youth-led night of creative performance and discussions from young campaigners. Young people came together to celebrate, network, challenge and make change!

webinars & podcasts

We worked with Student Space on a series of webinars and podcasts.

We explored the working-class student experience.

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lads night in 2

The Leigh Lads have big dreams - to reshape the idea of what it means to be a man by creating positive masculinity. 

Following on from the successful launch of their campaign #TalkToUsStayWithUs, which aimed to reject dangerous stereotypes about how to be a man and raise awareness about preventing male suicide, these young campaigners now want to host a second, BIGGER, 'Lads Night In' and widen the reach of their campaign messaging - but to do this, they need your help.


How does the current state of society make you feel? 
Is it fair? Do you feel represented? Do you see people who look like you, sound like you, at the highest levels of politics, business and education?

Do you want to make change but feel unsure how to? If you do, this free programme is for you.


We'll be running an online campaign leadership programme to equip you with the skills and knowledge to identify and influence those in power, making effective and long-lasting change.

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Toxic masculinity

RECLAIM's young people team up with Leigh Centurions to call time on ‘toxic masculinity’

RECLAIM's Leigh Lads (aged 12-13) have joined forces with professional rugby league club, Leigh Centurions, and Prevention of Young Suicide charity, PAPYRUS, to reject dangerous stereotypes about how to be a man and raise awareness about preventing male suicide #TalkToUsStayWithUs.


Young female leaders aiming to smash the hierarchy by being unapologetically bold.

Our young women are sick of the rhetoric about females and the discrimination many systematically face simply by virtue of being female! So RECLAIM have brought together a diverse group of women from working class communities for a project that will combat the barriers in their way to leadership #FullTimeFierce.


RECLAIM's young activists set up the #IfWeDidThis campaign to put an end to politicians using violent and de-humanising language. 

"Young people like us are being shown an appalling example by some of our politicians and are being put off getting involved as a result. Please sign our petition to make politics a place of respect, honesty, and dignity. #IfWeDidThis we’d be labelled troubled and violent."


The recent COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed and exacerbated a deep inequality in society that RECLAIM has been working to address for over a decade.

Find out more about how RECLAIM and RECLAIM's young people are responding to the on-going challenges and inequalities faced by the working-class community during the global pandemic.

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listening to the experts

New report finds Manchester’s violent crime won’t be solved without listening to young people.

A new report launched today finds that young people across the city feel their knowledge is too often missing in debates on how to tackle the rise in knife crime.

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