What we do
Support for young people
Major projects & policy
Training for adults who work with young people
Why it works
Our ethos and approach
Underpinned by our belief in young people’s ability to use the practical tools we give them to shift their thinking and behaviour, and transform their lives.
Created through action research and honed through almost 30 years’ experience in the voluntary sector, youth offending services, schools and prisons .
With an excellence and calibre gained through direct experience in the field; around half of the trainers who have graduated from our courses have worked with us for over 10 years.
Who bring courage and a willingness to open up about their experiences and take risks that allow them to work on their own relationship with conflict.
Why we exist
I never used to want to go to school - I used to pretend to my mum that I was ill. My mum would shout “Come on, you need to go to school” but I really hated it. I always wondered why out of nearly 600 kids I seemed to be the only one that got bullied.
Some of our numbers
In 2015, we delivered our programmes to over 1,000 young people and over 500 practitioners
of those who were involved in street violence before a Leap course had not been involved since
of those who had been arrested in the past year had not been arrested since completion of a Leap course
of young people agreed that, concerning education and employment, Leap had made a big difference to where they are one year later