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Project information

Calling the Shots (CTS) - anti violence programme

To teach CTS curriculum nationwide that includes
Understanding the context of youth weapon violence
Citizenship and responsibility
Dealing with emotions and anger
Respecting and celebrating differences
Gangs: myths, reality and dangers
Understanding police, law enforcement and weapon crime

February 2011 - March 2012

Charity information: From Boyhood to Manhood Foundation

From Boyhood to Manhood Foundation logo
  • Need


    The project is to reduce re-offending rates, anti-social behaviour, crime and violence in schools, in care facilities, penal, detention centres, and young offender’s institutions or prisons.


    The project is holistic approach for young people to encourage them for positive life-style & away from violence. It promotes good citizenship, responsibility, dealing with emotion and anger, respecting and celebrating differences in others and community cohesion.
    The curriculum taught through CTS programme will change the bad behaviour and negative thinking.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To encourage young people for positive life-style and away from violence.


    » To teach 'Calling the Shots' curriculums that includes worksheets, role play, group discussions, counselling, team work, research.

    What success will look like

    300 young people will be directly and another 500 people will be benefited indirectly through this project.

  • Impact


    There will be reduction of the number of young people, who are or at the risk of categorised as Not in Education, Employment or Training.
    Increased public safety.
    More awareness of active citizenship among young people.
    Reduction of re-offending
    Reduction of criminal activities in schools and society.
    More volunteering opportunities.
    More young people will be involved in positive activities into their community.
    Increased community cohesion.


    Some participants of this project can be in danger or threats as they pull out from gangs and refuse to carry out criminal activities. In this case we had to move them from one place to another and ensure their security and engage them with others agency, who can ensure their safety.


    Funders, donors or supporters of this project will receive a monthly email report on the project detailing the ongoing and forthcoming activities, and any necessary changes that have been made to the project plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £60,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £28,800 Facilitators & volunteer Cost Holding 90 training workshops
      £10,000 Salary Admin officer Salary of a part-time admin officer
      £15,000 Salary Project Manager Salary of a part-time project manager
      £6,200 Rent, Utilies & Insurance Proportion of Office rent, utilities & Insurance
  • Background




    The young people (aged between 11-25 yrs), who are or at the risk of getting involved in criminal activities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Calling the Shots curriculum has been developed by our charity. We have delivering this programme since 2005.We have trained young people teachers, educators, youth workers, policy advisors, researchers, YOT workers, prisoners, community safety officers, park and street wardens, police, Operation Trident officers, parents and community members to work against gun and knife crime

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Decima Francis,MBE

    This person is head of CTS training, a qualified trainer and actively involved in delivering the programme both nationally and internationally.