I have been providing a workshop for young people with a multitude of needs. Young people, very much forgotten by the system. I was pre-warned about ‘challenging’ behaviour. What I have been confronted with is passionate, intelligent and open-minded young people desperate for the world to take them seriously and respect them. I have massively enjoyed my time with them so far. Showing young people the power of poetry is a privilege and I really hope they take these skills with them on their journey. The youth of today are the future of tomorrow. Stop branding and start lifting them.