Developing youth in your community to be the best and live their dreams.


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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 targeting young people in their own environment.

 The Crib in Berlin

The Crib in Berlin


The Crib has been running Generic sessions and workshops in and around Hackney since 1999. We were formed initially to address a recognised deficiency of youth provision and anti social behaviour in the Shoreditch Neighbourhood of Hackney. It was known as the Hoxton Community Safety Project, then 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. 

Our Hope

We hope to bring back the trust in communities which we've 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 their 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 arehere 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 .