Welcome to

The Crib Youth Project

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

Who Are We?


Welcome to the Crib Detached and Outreach Programme!

Located in the heart of De-Beauvoir ward in Hackney, we are dedicated to providing a dynamic array of educational, artistic and cultural activities for children, young people and families. Our mission is clear: to foster inclusive, positive participation in society by offering a challenging and inspiring platform for all, regardless of background or circumstances.

At The Crib, we understand the importance of addressing the needs of those who may face unique challenges, such as risks of offending or difficulties in mainstream education. Through our interventions, we aim to invest in people, providing opportunities and experiences that may otherwise be out of reach. From confidence-building workshops to skills development initiatives, we empower young individuals to seize control of their futures and become catalysts for change in their communities.

In addition to our youth-focused programs, we also prioritize family support. We offer a welcoming space for families experiencing financial hardship or disability to connect, socialize and access dedicated support services.

One of our core values is reaching out to isolated individuals within our community. Through social activities and connections with other residents, we strive to bridge divides and create a sense of belonging for all. 

Our aims include:

  • Making ourselves available to young people in environment’s of  their choosing
  • Providing personal and social education programs to broaden horizons and recognize opportunities
  • Building meaningful relationships based on mutual trust and respect
  • Identifying and responding to the needs of individuals and groups through educational and enjoyable strategies
  • Empowering young people to make informed choices and take control of their lives 
  • Acting as advocates for youth issues within the wider community and world 

Join us at The Crib Detached and Outreach Project as we work together to create a brighter future for our youth and families. Together, we can make a real difference.


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Our History

The Crib has been running generic sessions and workshops in and around Hackney since 1999. We were formed initially to address anti social behaviour and a recognised deficiency of youth provision in the Shoreditch neighbourhood. 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 an inclusive environment for local young people from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds.

Our Hope

We hope to bring trust to our communities and contribute to a society 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 their elders and working together to make their communities thrive, We run a variety of workshops which enable young people to develop into who they are and where they want to be.

It is essential that we do all that we can to encourage and inspire young people to believe in their ability and capacity for good. Mistakes and wrong choices may been made. This does not mean change is impossible and cannot be their new choice. We’re here at the Crib to help. We advise and guide young people. We empower them. We provide them with tools and techniques to travel towards and enjoy positive futures

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