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Our purpose is to give young people the skills to manage conflict in their own lives, reduce violence in their communities and help lead our society

Our main priority is supporting young people to better manage conflict in their lives through increasing their skills and knowledge. We will continue to work in four ecosystems – supporting young people in care, those excluded from mainstream school, in inner-city communities and within the secure estate.

We believe that these young people can benefit the most from support in navigating the conflict in their lives. Building on over 30 years experience, our future focus is to use our expertise to ensure a long-lasting impact on the lives of young people, specifically:

  • Creating opportunities for Leap graduates to fulfil their aspirations
  • Developing programmes that take an early intervention approach
  • Supporting young young people to better navigate conflict

Critical to achieving our purpose and the greatest impact for young people, we work with the adults who support them. We help these adults to better understand their own relationship to conflict, manage challenging behaviour and build trusting relationships with young people. 

Leap at a glance

1987 when

we were founded as the  'Leaveners Experiments in Arts for Peace' by British Quaker Alec Davison (renamed as LEAP in 1998)

4 priority areas we work in

supporting young people in care, in inner-city communities, excluded from school and within the secure estate/prisons

79 people

including trustees, staff, trainers and young ambassadors who make Leap the incredible organisation that it is

723 hours

of online training delivered to young people and adults during the pandemic

8 programme graduates

have gone on to form the youth ambassadors panel for 2020-2021; shaping internal policy and external communications

+6,000 young people and adults

we aim to reach with our conflict management training by the end of 2024

Leap graduates and young trainer on a residential

2020-2024 strategic vision

Transforming Conflict Together

A renewed commitment to seeing young people and communities thrive