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A 35 year old, Trenton-based nonprofit that fosters self-reliant families and healthy, sustainable communities.

Isles Youth Institute


Raised in a single parent household, Anibal Croux was forced to move numerous times in a few short years. He was bullied at school, and dropped out.

Searching for a safe and supportive environment, Anibal joined Isles Youth Institute (IYI) in 2014. He found precisely what he was looking for: guidance and support to balance his home life with his school work.

And he began to thrive.

In June, Anibal graduated and earned his certificate in Pre-Apprentice Construction Training. Interested in computer animation, he enrolled at Mercer County Community College and plans to transition into Digital Media Arts College.

Anibal interns at IYI, and he also works at the Urban Agricultural Farmers Market, learning new skills while saving money for college. When asked how he is, Anibal is known to reply, “I am doing fine.” And he is.

This past June, Isles Youth Institute celebrated  its 20th Commencement. More than 1,000 students have benefited from IYI.



Learn more about Isles Youth Institute here.