Since 1987, Leap has been:
- Raising awareness of conflicts facing young people in the
- Helping young people to find possible solutions to the issues
- Training adults who work with young people to confront conflict
We work using challenging and well-supported interactive group
work, and prioritise young people who are experiencing disadvantage
and exclusion for places on our projects.
Each year about 2,400 young people and 500 adults participate
directly in Leap’s programmes. Around 3,000 more young
people are reached through network organisations and the professionals
Leap has trained.
Leap is the only youth organisation with the explicit vision
that the living processes of conflict resolution and mediation
should lie at the heart of all personal and social education
programmes for young people.
Leap stands for the ‘leap of creativity’, the ‘leap
into the unknown’ and the ‘leap of change’
that we all have to make in confronting conflict.
"By addressing the causes of conflict and providing young
people with tools to overcome conflict in their communities,
Leap’s programmes are both ambitious and practical. The
work has a long-term focus in terms of societal impact, but
deals in the detailed methods for securing effective change
where conflict begins"
- Ofsted inspector’s report, 2001