Who are we?
BoxUpCrime is a social youth organisation operating out of the London borough Barking and Dagenham. We work with young people at risk of having their lives ruined by crime and motivate them to rebuild and recapture their dreams and aspirations. We believe that every young person is entitled to a bright future, inspired by their hopes and dreams, regardless of their background.
We deliver our tailored sessions to schools, Pupil referral units and community centres across London. In our weekly sessions, we offer a foundation of discipline through engaging boxing training, educational programmes and mentoring. We provide young people job opportunities and apprenticeships as a stepping stone to their future. Our organisation has reached over 2,000 young people to date and we continuously strive to reach and help as many as we can.
Every single person we have reached, we have helped them to see their own hidden talents and turn away from a life of crime. Within 3 years of operating in the borough, we have seen crime rates fall by 25%. Our unique approach empowers the young person to find the strength within themselves to beat their circumstances and become positive role models within their communities.