We will be starting Unit 2 of the Young Leaders for Safer Cities programme: Working for Safer Cities, this Saturdays focus will be on violent crime

Street Doctors will be delivering a workshop on the physical effects of violence on the body, specifically focusing on stab wounds and the loss of blood and Operation Trident will be presenting, detailing how violent crime can be prevented and reported in the community.

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

Email: esther@voyageyouth.com

Phone: 02074138343

Mobile phone: 07932539050

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

Unit 2: Violent crime Saturday 5th May

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 2: Stop and search Saturday 19th May

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit2/3: Understanding the use of Media Wednesday 30th May

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Catch Up Saturday 9th June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 3: Problem-Solving Saturday 16th June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit4: Presentation skills Saturday 23rd June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Graduation Friday 20th July

We will be finishing Unit 1 of the Young Leaders for Safer Cities programme with Political Literacy this Saturday.

Joining us as guests will be Rashid Nix  a Green party candidate and Siddo Dwyer a Labour Party activist, will be sharing there inside knowledge of the political world to our young leaders

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

Email: esther@voyageyouth.com

Phone: 02074138343

Mobile phone: 07932539050

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

Unit 1: Political Literacy Saturday 28th April

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 2: Violent crime Saturday 5th May

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 2: Stop and search Saturday 19th May

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit2/3: Understanding the use of Media Wednesday 30th May

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Catch Up Saturday 9th June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 3: Problem-Solving Saturday 16th June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit4: Presentation skills Saturday 23rd June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Graduation Friday 20th July

We will be having our first Young Leaders for Safer Cities taught session this Saturday.

The session is focused on Leadership power & Race to complement the session we have Janet Hills a police officer and the Chair of the Black police association and Lee Jasper who served as the Policy Advisor on Equalities to the former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone.

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

Email: esther@voyageyouth.com

Phone: 02074138343

Mobile phone: 07932539050

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

Unit 1: Leadership, power and race Saturday 21st April

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 1: Political Literacy Saturday 28th April

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 2: Violent crime Saturday 5th May

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 2: Stop and search Saturday 19th May

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit2/3: Understanding the use of Media Wednesday 30th May

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Catch Up Saturday 9th June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 3: Problem-Solving Saturday 16th June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit4: Presentation skills Saturday 23rd June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Graduation Friday 20th July

We are proud to announce our second cohort of young leaders were successfully inducted to our Leadership programme through a weekend residential to Grosvenor Hall, Kingwood in Kent, to start our YLFSC course on the 21st April at Hackney College. Our weekend residential provided an excellent setting and a challenging and vibrant leadership programme  helping our young people to bond and form lasting friendships with their peers from different parts of London.

Our team of young people showed amazing leadership skills, huge confidence and we have discovered lots of bright and talented young people amongst the group. Its worth noting over 50% of our recruited young people come from the London Borough of Hackney and its great to see positive examples of young people helping each other to become leaders in their communities. We are proud to announce the weekend went without any problems or complaints and we can only commend the efforts of our young people, tutors and an amazing team of 6 of our graduates acting as youth volunteers over the weekend.

We wish to thank Hackneys “Asorock” for supplying some great food over the weekend, Kingswood Campus, our amazing tutors, Volunteers and Janet Hills (Chair of the Black Police Association) all of whom helped our young leaders to realise their potential by encouraging them to take bigger challenges over the weekend. Young people were keen to express their concerns about the state of fear in their communities but felt there needs to be a new and perhaps a more private mechanism to report crime. Janet kindly agreed to take this back into her discussions with senior Police officials and the Mayor.

We look forward to seeing our young leaders on the Hackney College Campus on Saturday 21st April 2018 at 9am.

 

Dear young leader or parent of young leader

We are now making transport arrangements for the weekend away to Kingswood for the 6th – 8th April 2018. I now write to request Attendance Confirmation to ensure your place is reserved for the coach leaving on Friday.

Kindly complete the link below to confirm if you can or cannot attend the weekend along with any special arrangements. Males and females will be accommodated separately whilst they are away with us.

 

Young Leaders for Safer Cities

Our next Young Leaders for Safer Cities (YLfSC) Session will be taking place on Saturday 10th February from 9 am till 5 pm.
The theme of this session focuses on understanding the use of the media.
A past graduate of the YLfSC programme Chanel 4’s Symeon Brown will be our keynote speaker (Symeon is a graduate of Voyage add in his profile on `Chanel 4) we will be looking at different forms of media and the impact of modern media on youth culture.

Tuesday 13th of February
9:00 am – 17:00 pm Compulsory for all Young Leaders
Problem-solving session

Wednesday 14th of February
12:00 pm – 17:00 pm
Morning: Presentations from Lee Jasper political activist and Bite the Ballots Michael Sani (add their website details)
Afternoon: Catch up, Young people who have missed sessions

Thursday 15th of February
10:00 am – 12:45 pm compulsory for all Young People
12:45 pm – 17:00 pm We encourage all young people to take part in the Police Question Time

Saturday 24th February
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Session: Presentations Compulsory for all Young Leaders

Residential
Friday the 6th of April 2018 – Sunday the 8th April 2018

Graduation
Friday 20th July

Voyage is organising a “Police and Youth Question Time” event.

The event will take place at:

Hackney Community College Falkirk Street,
Hackney London N1 6HQ.
15th February 2018 at 3.30pm – 5pm

The event has been created to explore the views of young people against a backdrop of rising knife crime, young people feeling over policed and under protected and their concerns about impacts of targeted operations on young people.

Voyage wishes to host this event to explore the views of young people on current police practice/ operations and hopefully move this towards an ongoing yet highly structured dialogue at high levels within the Police service. It is hoped from the question time we develop the dialogue into thematic strands that will open up into more regularized and more structured engagement and dialogue with the Met Police.

We envisage this will lead onto young people engaged and consulted sustainably through the:

• shaping of policing and community safety practice, procedures and policies
• strengthening of community trust and confidence in the Met Police
• building effective and long term bridges between young people at the Police

The event has already secured the participation from a mix of Hackney Police officers, Operation Trident, the Met Black Police association, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services and specialist teams including Taser/ fire arms and spot hood officers.

The Youth Question Time will attract up to 75 young people that are part of Voyages current education programmes and will be opened up to our local partners. The event will be chaired by Duane Maddison (aka Amen Noir) to ensure there is a structure to the afternoon, everyone gets a chance to speak and take questions from the floor.

We are hoping to drill into some of the issues and concerns that are raised at the Question Time event and follow this up with a report, actions and next steps.

If you want to know more contact

paul@voyageyouth.com

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We are proud to announce that our unique empowerment programme Young Leaders for Safer Cities is now underway and running at Hackney Community College two Saturday a week. Our YLFSC course is offered at two intakes (November – March and April to July) and our participants come from over 20 secondary schools whilst levering the support from over 18 partners organisations to create a vibrant and prosperous programme.

Our YLFSC course is unique, accredited and empowering, helping

  • schools improve school achievement and improvement targets whilst complementing
  • young people achieve their leadership potential
  • to create a culture of youth leadership and resilience in communities

 Voyage has secured funding from Trust for London and appointed a team to implement our ambitious schemes of work with a strong focus on implementing our youth take over strategy in time for 2020. We believe by sustaining a regular programme building young leaders we will develop a focused cadre of young people who will join us to

  • transform the nature of policing and community safety in communities
  • reviews, policies and strategies effecting young people
  • adopt a vibrant campaigning strategy to challenge disproportionate systems
  • become an esteemed member of our management and leadership structures

We believe this will build a strong and powerful voice of young people supported and trained with the ability to challenge whilst creating stronger, resilient and safer communities.

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Voyage is proud to announce it is now a registered Arts Award provider.

Voyage will be working with a range of creative partners (Talawa Theatre, ACE Dance, Ebony Steel Orchestra, Creative Access, Bigga Fish, The Tate amongst many others) to create a varied and inspiring leadership programme for our young people in South Hackney. Our creative collaborators will offer an electric and dynamic programme of high quality art activities and experiences that will be seamlessly embedded into our regular weekend, half term and holiday programmes for under 19s. These sessions will be open to our young people that wish to take part in events, visits, readings, showcases and observing creative work with a strong focus for

  • increasing the educational progression routes
  • expanding creative development opportunities
  • encouraging young people to take creative career paths

By embedding Arts awards amongst other leadership and community safety accreditations into our work, Voyage will create unique developmental pathways for its cohorts of young leaders. We believe this will not only help to enrich the lives of our young it will also positively strengthen Voyages programme offer and help us expand. We look forward to working with Trinity College and our creative partners to build our reputation and help to create an inspired team of young leaders who progress within the arts and help us implement our expansive youth take over strategy in time for 2020.

On Thursday the 10th of August, Battersea Dogs were invited to deliver their amazing workshop on dog safety to our new younger cohort of young people attending our Summer University programme. The session began with young people being introduced to a puppy and young people were taught how to properly greet a dog in a non-threating way and discussed past negative experiences with dogs. Young people were engaged in exercises that helped them rank in order a range of dogs from the most threatening to least threatening. young people were also able to identify which breed of dogs were illegal and why. Young people took also match pictures of injuries to the breed of dog who caused the injuries which highlighted the importance of training is to new dog. At the end of the session most of the young people who were initially scared of dogs left with a positive experience.

A big message of thanks goes out to Kristie Slade who has developed such a wonderful relations with our team of staff and has an excellent rapport with our young leaders. Thanks