Voyage is proud to announce a specialist workshop involving young people exploring the impact of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) by the Met Police with our partners the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA). Voyage is partnering with the RSA as we both are concerned about the numbers of young black and ethnic minorities (mainly men) disproportionally over represented at every stage in the criminal justice system. There is a growing concern this technology may continue to extend and deepen disproportionality so we welcome this opportunity to explore any potential impacts with a focused group of young people and our guests from the RSA. We look forward to sharing the results more widely so do let us know if you are interested in staying in touch on the subject.

The workshop will be lead by Adam Elliot Cooper who has a BA in Politics from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Globalisation & Development at the London School of Oriental & African Studies and is currently undertaking a PhD at University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment.

Our two hour session will start at 4.30pm and take place at Hackney Community College on the 12thFebruary 2019

The session will be for young people under 18 years and will take participants on an exploration of the use of artificial intelligence in Policing with a view to exploring the ethics and the moral case for using AI in the context of Policing. The participants would also get a chance to be updated on their rights in relation to stop and search and the use of AI. The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to express their views on policing in relation to themselves and their communities. All participants will also learn more about how the police are using AI and to share their initial thoughts about how the use of this technology could affect their experience of policing. All young people attending will receive a £21 expenses so sign up and wait for an email to confirm you can make it.

Sign up on the link below.

Read more about AI and Policing here.

Voyage wishes to use this opportunity to thank our amazing partners at Ubele Initiative for welcoming us and facilitating and supporting our young leaders to act as Volunteers. Our volunteers arrived early to open up and launch the Wolves Lane Festive Market which took place on Sunday 9th December 2018. The Festive Market was a second for the Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre who have been successful at raising funds for their solar power project which was also supported by Voyage graduates and London top MC Jhus.

We are so grateful to Ubele’s Yvonne, Aisha, Gina, Anita, Ahmed and Robbie who acted as project support and were on hand to guide our graduates whilst they undertook the following roles

  • Setting up a market space
  • Setting up the Ubele Stall and being a stallholder
  • Helping  the consortium partners of Wolves Lane
  • DJ host, selecting music for the event.

Our young leaders thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were able to make a significant contribution to the Wolves Lane community in Haringey. Their enthusiasm and dedication created a smooth working atmosphere, which was well received with the local people that they encountered.

The event provided an excellent backdrop and test bed to Voyages wider plans to offer and embed volunteering opportunities to our graduates. We believe getting our young people into volunteering will not only make them more viable to higher education institutes and employers it will also inspire them to become more socially minded by giving back and transforming the narrative about how young people are perceived.

Once again our best wishes to Ubele and the Wolves Lane consortium at the Horticultural Centre and welcome more partners to help us raise the bar for youth leadership in London.

Young Leaders for Safer Cities 2019

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Young Leaders for Safer Cities programme for 2019.

We are now reaching out to schools and community organisations that may wish to refer young people age 14 – 15 years to our YLFSC Course, starting in April 2019. We aim to recruit young people through school assemblies and community presentations. Our programme is ran From Hackney Community College here so if your young people are within reasonable travelable distance to our location here in Hackney Community College, just sign up on the link below.

The programme starts with a 3 day induction programme on 8th April- 10th April 2019 here at the college in the Easter Holiday and culminates in young people taking part in amazing leadership residential weekend at Kingswood. This is designed to give young people a great understanding of the programme, get to know our tutors and bond with their peers before lessons start in earnest on 27th April 2019. Young people are expected to participate in structured lessons 9am two Saturdays per month exploring Leadership, power & race, Political Literacy, Violent crime, Stop and Search, Understanding the Media, Problem Solving and presentation skills.

We have a dedicated period for young people to take part in social action projects with our employment and charitable partners where young people gain  vocational skills and begin to explore careers and employment pathways before presenting their solutions to their peers. The programme ends with an amazing  Graduation ceremony on the19th July 2019. Everyone including teachers and parents are welcome to attend.

To hear more about the impact of our Young Leaders Course check out the 4 minute film here.

Please complete the link below to receive more information.

It gives us great pleasure to announce Voyage has been commissioned by the Black Police Association (BPA) to investigate a promise Black Police Officers could make to the community. This question was presented to our young leaders who then chose to respond to this question by designing a questionnaire and focus group to survey the view of under 18 year olds across London.

The research project has been designed, lead and the results of the research will be presented to the Black Police Associations Annual General Meeting on Monday the 29th October 2018.

Please help us by contributing to our research and share with young people under 18 years. Click on the link which will take you to the survey page.


We are pleased to announce a start of our successful South Hackney Leadership Academy with the kind and generous help and leadership from our amazing partners. From the end of September Voyage will be working with the Hackney based Street Doctors team delivering an amazing First Aid programme and piloting their peer to peer programme training up young people to help others. we are also working with Emilia Teglia – helping our students obtain Bronze Arts Awards which is supported by a visit to see a live theatre show called Misty. We also grateful to be working with Janet Hills and her team from the Black Police Association to develop an amazing research project designed to reshape the role of Black Police officers in London and beyond.

We write to thank them for making this happen as we would not be able to do it without their kind support.

 Here are some important dates to remember for our students sign up.

Theatre Trip: Saturday 13th October 2018 at Trafalgar studios [2:30pm] But we will be meeting at the College at 12:00pm then making our way there together

Black Police Association AGM event: Monday 29 October 2018 at Empress State Building, London SW6 1TR. School teachers will be written too to make this happen.

Street Doctors Graduation: Saturday 1st December 2018 [Time tbc]




Hi Guys!

Voyage are pleased to announce the opportunity to be involved with 3 of our partners and gain a qualification and experience from Street Doctors, Art’s Award or the Black Police Association (BPA). This is an amazing chance to develop or add new skills in the realms of Health, Art and Criminology.

All three projects will run alongside each other on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday 26thSeptember 2018 – 5:00pm – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 3rdOctober 2018 – 5:00pm – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 10thOctober 2018 – 5:00pm – 7.00pm
  • Saturday 20thOctober 2018 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Saturday 3rd November 2018 – 10:00am – 5:30pm (Street Doctors only)
  • Saturday 17th November 2018 – tbc (Street Doctors only)


Please Note:

Art’s Award will have a Theatre Trip to Trafalgar Studios, SW1A 2DY on the 13th October, at 2:30pm.

Street Doctors will have a Graduation ceremony on Saturday 1st December 2018

BPA will be holding an AGM Event on Monday 29th October at 1:00 pm, where participants will have a chance to present their research investigation to a panel of black policemen and women.

There are 15 places available on each programme, there will be a session taking place on Saturday 22nd September 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Hackney Community College, N1 6HQ, where you will have a chance to register unto the programmes. Food will be provided.

Our usual reminder service will go out by email and text as we draw closer to the dates listed above.

Please confirm that your child will be attending this Saturday by either emailing or calling us on our mobile 07932539050 or office 0207 6138344

Please fill this form in below so we can know what activities you will be interested in



Voyage has been contacted by the BBC News team who are making a television report about the issues of youth crime in London. BBC has chosen to connect and work alongside Voyage due to the high calibre of young people taking part in our Leadership Programmes.

The BBC team are keen to hear your ideas and in particular your solutions about ways to solve the current spike in youth related violent crime. This means that our young people will get a chance to be on TV and your ideas and solutions will be heard by a international audience viable on the evening news and online. This is your first chance of fame and possible fortune and its a great opportunity to present your ideas to the wider world.

We have chosen to set up a mock youth solutions presentation to be filmed at Hackney Community College in the lecture theatre on Thursday 30th August 2018 (today) at 3.30pm- 6pm to rehearse and then present your ideas and solutions to the BCC team. The session will be filmed and a minimum of three young people will be interviewed but as we understand all young people will be visible on TV.

For those of you who took part in YFLSC programme this year we have your presentations on file and these will be available should you decide to come along. The presentations will provide a useful backdrop to the broadcast and I am sure those with great ideas and good media presence will attract more coverage. Even if you are not picked you will still appear on television and that all your friends and family will be able to see you.

If you can make it all you need to do is put your first and last name in the box below that way we can inform security and also make sure we have enough chicken, pizza and vegan options. we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.






The SHLA Summer University will take place on the following dates:

Week One: Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th August 2018 from 10am to 4pm each day.

Thursday 9th August 2018 (Optional day trip to Southend)

Week Two: Wednesday 8th August – Saturday 18th August 2018 from 10am to 4pm each day.

The South Hackney Leadership Summer programme is not your typical summer scheme as it has been tailored to reflect our leadership vision whilst preparing young people for bigger and more progressive steps in life. Our sessions will be developmentally focused and experientially based combining debates, talks, fun, sports and team challenges. Our partners include Talawa Theatre, Met Police, Tutu Foundation, New City College, CHYPS Plus and many more

This year we have a number of different strands available to ensure our students are involved in supportive pathways that can help inform their choices of higher education study, help them choose where they intend to study and help them develop more awareness of the professions they wish to access in the long term. Our options are as follows:

  • Option 1 – Performing Arts (with opportunities to obtain a bronze level arts award)
  • Option 2 – Empowerment and Leadership (with opportunities to access work experience)
  • Option 3 – Skills for Life (with opportunities to access additional qualifications e.g. first aid)

Please be advised that the session on Thursday 16th August is a sports day and young people are advised to dress accordingly and bring a packed lunch.

The session on Thursday 9th August 2018 is an optional Day Trip to South Ends Adventure Island and will cost an additional £15. Again young people will need to make their own food arrangements

Saturday 18th August is our annual Summer BBQ which all parents and young people will be welcome to attend.

The summer programme is already in high demand so if you are interested in attending registration takes place on Monday 30th August 2018. You are expected to either print of and sign the form (attached below) or simply ask your child to collect it on Monday when we will expect to take authorisation from parents on the telephone. Without one of these in place we will not be able to accept your child onto the programme. In addition all young people must be committed for the whole week.

The summer scheme will be held at Hackney Community College and includes lunch meals, refreshments and all transport arrangements from the college to all outside events and activities.

We are offering this fun filled week for heavily subsidised price of £15 (excluding the day trip to Adventure Island) and £30 (including the day trip to Adventure Island) per graduate which must payable in advance on Monday 30th July 2018.

Our usual reminder service will go out by email and text as we draw closer to the dates listed above.

Please confirm that your child will be attending the summer scheme by either emailing or calling us on our mobile 07932539050 or office 0207 6138344.

Please bring along the tear off slip no later than Monday 30th August 2018

We will be starting Unit 4 Leadership in action.

This session young people will prepare and present the final project that is based on a problem they identified in the community and the solutions they recommend to solve them.

Please be aware that there is a catch-up session on the 30th of June if your child is unable to complete the programme this weekend.

If you wish to contact us please see our email and numbers below:


Phone: 02074138343

Mobile phone: 07932539050

Below are all the dates for the Young Leaders for Safer Cities sessions

We will be starting Unit 3 Working towards Solutions; with a session on problem-solving.

This session young people will identify problems they see in the community and come up with recommendations towards finding a solution to solve them.

Please be aware that we have changed the dates of the programme which can be seen below,

If you wish to contact us please see our email and numbers below:


Phone: 02074138343

Mobile phone: 07932539050

Below are all the dates for the Young Leaders for Safer Cities sessions

Catch Up/Unit 3 Problem Solving

Compulsory for all Young people

Saturday 9th June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 3: Problem-Solving

Compulsory for all Young people

Saturday 16th June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 4: Presentation skills

Compulsory for all Young people

Saturday 23rd June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Graduation Friday 20th July