I have provided workshops for young people with a multitude of needs. Young people, very much forgotten by the system. On many occasions, I was pre-warned about ‘challenging’ behaviour. What I have actually been confronted with are passionate, intelligent and open-minded young people desperate for the world to take them seriously and respect them. I always enjoy my time working with young people. Showing them 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 our tomorrow. Stop branding and start lifting them.