2021 was a year of Transition for Leap. We have taken the time to step back and review our core values, identify our strengths and reflect on the wider context in which we work. It was a difficult year, with unexpected lockdowns as we prepared to return to in-person training, and challenges around online delivery as a result of digital exclusion and the lack of safe space at home for young people. Despite this, we continued to adapt and worked flexibly to offer the best support we could. We are proud of what the team has achieved and glad to share this report with you which highlights some of their incredible work.
In our last Impact Report, we set out the steps we are taking to become anti-racist as an organisation. After listening to the wider Leap community and learning from a full culture audit, we recognise that there is a long road ahead. However, we are fully committed to getting it right. One of our key commitments towards this has been to focus on individual and collective relationships across the organisation. At the same time, we have been reflecting on what it means to be an anti-racist organisation, and thinking carefully about the approach we need to take to get there, including re-evaluating the systems and structures that we have in place. We are determined to continue having these conversations, listening to our people, challenging inequalities and continuing to build on this work over the long-term to get to where we need to be.
Transition for Leap has involved us rethinking our strategy and where we should focus our efforts in a very different post-pandemic world. We explored our identity and our place in society, which saw the development of a new brand, vision and mission for our organisation. Read more about the journey we’ve been on so far.