UNODC worked with international experts to develop an evidence-informed, sport-based life skills training programme called Line Up Live Up. The programme aims to address risk factors associated with crime, violence and substance use, such as poor behavioural control. The theory of change behind the programme asserts that, by building cognitive, emotional and social skills among youth, and increasing knowledge on the consequences of crime and substance use, it will also strengthen pro-social attitudes and ultimately pro-social behaviour.
The Line Up Live Up curriculum includes a 10-session manual and additional materials available in several languages to assist coaches, trainers, and others working with young people to deliver life skills training to youth aged 13 – 18 years. Working in close partnership with multiple actors at the national and local level, UNODC implements Line Up Live Up in a variety of settings, including schools, community centres, sport clubs and juvenile facilities.
UNODC is implementing Line Up Live Up in multiple countries across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa.