Our Vision & Mission
Our Vision and Mission have evolved over time, in collaboration with young people and underpinned by our CATCH values. We believe in the power of creativity to effect positive change and empower young people and adults to create change in their communities. We celebrate diversity and strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment. Collaboration is key to our success, and we work with partners to achieve our goals.
Our organisation's Vision and Mission are at the heart of our work, developed in partnership with young people and supported by our CATCH values. We believe in the transformative power of creativity and empower individuals to take control of their lives and effect positive change. Our commitment to inclusion means that everyone feels valued, and collaboration is crucial to our success. We work with partners to achieve common goals.
We see a community where:
Create positive futures for children and young people
Develop safe community spaces
Provide volunteering and social action opportunities
Contribute towards community safety and well-being
Promote togetherness unity and acceptance
Anything is Possible
Our approach is organic, whilst we know our vision, we are always exploring new opportunities to develop activities and projects that are effective and ultimately benefit children, young people, their families and the wider community of Leeds.In the complex world we live in, with increasing challenges, we believe in the need to be responsive to people’s circumstances considering local, national and global events. For example during the COVID-19 pandemic we distributed over 28,000 portions of food to the most vulnerable.
We have supported young refugees fleeing war-torn countries developing their self-resilience and helped young people at risk of exploitation, gangs and crime through our youth programmes.We also believe in changing and challenging the status quo, processes and structures so that young people get the best chance in life. This means doing things differently, innovating, collaborating with other organisations and pushing the boundaries to make a positive difference.
CATCH gave me the individuality and the strength I needed to be proud of who I am.
CATCH is a safe place where everybody is invited and encouraged to be themselves. Everyone is welcoming and the environment is family-like.