The Crew Club provides opportunities and a safe place for children and young people.
The Crew Club was established in 1999 following the sad death of a local teenager. A disused port-a-cabin was set-up by local parents in a response to the needs of local teenagers. The club now operates out of a 21st Century Youth Centre and exists to provide a safe fun environment and a range of opportunities that benefit young people aged 7 to 25 with their educational, personal and social development. The club's professionally trained staff team also have a very good knowledge of the area.Why the community needs us
Children and young people on the Whitehawk Estate are mostly from families living in poverty or situations where there are evidenced levels of multiple deprivation. B&H Youth Service evidenced 80% of young people in Whitehawk being deprived (2010). Our work supports young people through daytime education programmes, holiday provision for SEN and disabilities, eet! Food Project, and music programmes through the Brighton Music Hub. 7 to 25 is our focus age range but we also work with families.Our impact on the community
The Crew Club's successes have included young people taking part in the world famous Glyndebourne Opera performance The Knight Crew with Gareth Malone. A local young person being employed as a peer mentor on the music programmes. Students on the Foundation Learning provision winning an NCFE Learner of the Year award and its partnership work with Varndean College winning the FE Sussex Collaboration of the Year award. The founders of the club were also awarded MBE's for services to young people.