The Crib: Who are we
The Crib is a social inclusion/Intervention project which works with young people aged between 9-24. Who are NEET - At risk of offending, Gang affliated or are in ‘Targetted’ groups in areas which need support, Delivering positive activities to help develop positive young citzens.
The Crib’s mission is to enable, encourage and promote the participation of socially excluded young people, who for varying reasons are unable or unwilling to access existing services and opportunities. The project will provide a non-threatening environment to young people, from diverse cultural backgrounds, which have real difficulties maintaining continuity in mainstream education and employment, we under take extensive outreach targrting young people in their own environment
How long has The Crib been running for
The Crib has been running Generic sessions and workshops in and around Hackney since 1999 when we were formed initially to address a recognised deficiency of youth provision and anti social Behavior in the Shoreditch Neighbourhood of Hacckney it was known as the Hoxton Community Safety Project the young people Changed the name to The Crib meaning they felt at home.. By January 2001, it was established as a detached youth project, offering a non-threatening environment for local young people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
 Hereafter referred to as “The Crib”Where we started out as 1 project in Hoxton, We now work all over Hackney and other boroughs delievering workshops
Picture taken by Hackney Gazette , Boroughs united 2010, The Cribs Youth organisers of the show
What we hope to bring to communities and young people we work alongside
We hope to bring back the trusted in communities which we have had in the past. Where young people want to be in education or work, have ambition to succeed and the encouragement to do so. A place where Intergeneration is key , Young people respecting elder residents, Helping with there shopping and to bring back Trust in our youth and community. We run a variety of workshops which enable young people to develop into who they are and where they want to be. It's impotant to make young people aware that believing in themselves is key as we believe in them. Just because a wrong choice may have been made does not mean change can not be the new choice for them. We at The Crib are here to help Advice & guide young people in the right direction, Making the right choices, enabling them to keep on track and empowering them with Knowledge which is the key to life and to succeed .