I grew up in Leicester where youth unemployment was rife. I witnessed many of my peers struggle to find work so know how this can affect a young life. Although the economic climate is picking up, young people are bearing the brunt of the recession and are battling the repercussions every single day. There are hundreds of thousands of young people out there who are still struggling to find their place in life. They have a wealth of talent and potential but simply don't know which way to turn. This can breed low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness and sometimes even depression. Many of these young people feel alone and scared. I know what this can feel like.