Fighting against youth crime

Real Education Alternative Learning C.I.C was introduced to the Ford Family Foundation by Wolverhampton University

The CIC was set up by Luke Cato in 2019 to help prevent youth crime in UK. Luke was brought up in a socially deprived area riddled with gang and gun violence between the notorious Johnsons and Burger bar crew. Luke later became involved in crime. After being expelled from schools and arrested numerous times for petty crime offences. He turned his life around in his late teens, gaining a 2.1 BA Honours degree in sports sociology from Wolverhampton University and later went onto become a behavior specialist working with some of Birmingham’s hard to reach youth.

From then on, he has devoted his life to helping young adults turn their lives around just as he has, setting up Real CIC in 2019 and REAL Direction in 2020 to offer educational resources around youth violence and gang grooming. REAL now has contracts with police forces, schools and youth services throughout the UK. Luke has recently moved on to producing interactive games and other applications for mobile phones. He has been featured on ITV’s headline story, BBC Radio WM, The Voice Newspaper, Birmingham mail, Birmingham live and has been given a prestigious honour award by the BBC 1XTRA as a future figure 2022 for making black history. Luke has become one of the first black full motion video game developers.

The Ford Family have provided Luke with a grant which will enable him to produce and release interactive full motion video games targeted at the youth of UK and also to widely distribute this content and training throughout the western world.