We are proud to announce the opening of our first session of the South Hackney Leadership Academy on Saturday 25th June 2016.

Our fantastic tutors engaged local young people using creativity, leadership and work based learning workshops to help our young leaders prepare for bigger steps in life. Young leaders expressed their views about the programme which helps us to continuously strengthen the programme and create lasting impact. We look forward to seeing them again on 30th July and at our summer scheme 8th – 12th August 2016.

Voyage launches the South Hackney Leadership Academy (SHLA)

Voyage is launching its dynamic progression programme for Young Leadership graduates and Hackney young people on Saturday 28th may 2016 at 1pm at Hackney Community College.

We are launching the SHLA programme with a host of partners who will be on hand to set out how their specific contributions will be incorporated into the programme to ensure young people make smoother progressions into the world of work and into higher education.

On the afternoon Voyage will be joined by

  • Dr Everette Penn from TAPPS Academy in Texas USA
  • Dillys Silah from a Who will hear my cry
  • Yaa Antwi Nsiah from project Youthful
  • Dennise Hillman from the Lead Academy
  • Janet Hills from the Metropolitan Black Police Associations
  • Ray Douglas from Stepwise and Street Doctors
  • Robert Levy Foundation

We look forward to seeing you here and help us to create inspiring progression opportunities for young people.

Voyage is launching its first ever-static delivery of its expanded (10 week) unique Horizons programme.

Horizons is designed specifically for black and minority young men and women between 14 and 18 years and is delivered by culturally aware tutors who understand the issues. Voyage tutors are mentors with a deep understanding the wider issues in the criminal justice system and are trained in the area of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Horizons is a dynamic yet highly structured group work programme which possess the unique ability to challenge and inspire whilst imparting broader knowledge about Policing and the legal system. The programme presents a comprehensive framework of learning materials drawing on relevant and up to date case studies, explored through role-play and a powerful array of archival film, music and topical discourse.

The open day session is designed to set out how and when the programme will operate from our new base at the Hackney Community College and what makes it powerful and unique. Voyage will also explain how it will manage the referral process, set out its monitoring, reporting procedures and its flexible delivery options for cohorts coming from different parts of London.

Voyage presents this event in line with a renewed spirit of transformation of the criminal justice system in anticipation of a more purposeful transition towards restoration whilst embracing education as opposed to simply locking up our young. ‘as the government prepare for the “biggest shake up to the custody system since Victorian times” (quote from David Cameron last week). We therefore present Horizons which is increasingly in demand as a viable and highly effective prevention and alternative to custody programme for the 21st century…’

Our information afternoon is open to various staff roles within the criminal justice system including Young Offending Service commissioning managers, case officers, HMPYOI staff, Pupil Referral teachers, managers and gangs matrix officers.

Kindly contact Voyage office should you want more information on 0207 613 8343

If you wish to sign up to our Young Leaders for Safer Cities Course 2019 and you are work with year 9 or year 10s, simply complete the sign up online form below and you will be contacted by our helpful team. We typically offer a free workshop (lasting between 15 – 60 minutes) focusing on areas youth leadership, knowing your rights, how to avoid knife/ violent crime and how to stay safe. Voyage offers a mix of tailored workshop to suit different challenges and needs of the young people.

We are open to visiting schools any time between January and March 2019 as our course starts in April and concludes with a prestigious awards ceremony in July 2019.

ALL students are expected to attend Hackney Community College at 9am on Course days. We also send email and text reminders announcing session dates and we provide monthly attendance and performance reports for parents and teachers at all times.

Why not hear what past young leaders have said about the programme??


These are some amazing stats from the USA. Its clear that without an education in the US you are more than likely to end up in prison and with a criminal background you will struggle to stay employed. The message is to stay in school and increase your chances of success in life.

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Catch it if you can –  Ken Hinds speaks to Station FMs DJ Kiethly and Kandiva this Sunday to discuss stop and search and its impacts in the community. Make sure you tune into 89.8FM.

Sign up for this very important event by clicking here.

Part one of a two part intensive mobilisation and leadership programme specifically aimed at individuals, community organisers and small community organisation who want:

  • Access to the same skills normally reserved for policy makers and multi-million pound service providers
  • Access to the best information and evidence regarding effective solutions, and
  • To develop meaningful partnerships with other community organisers that scope, create and scale for social action

The event is specifically targeting those people – both young and old – in our communities who really want to make a difference and who have the passion and some time to contribute to ending the violence by creating opportunities for change.

  • ASDAN accreditation is available at an additional administrative cost provided individuals submit evidence of follow up learning.

Voyage welcomes its new cohort of young leaders from over 6 inner London boroughs. 100 year 9 students signed up to participate in Voyage Young Leaders for Safer Cities (YLFSC). To date students have participated  in a 2 day induction programme, a university visit and a fun filled residential weekend. Young leaders are now gearing up for their taught sessions starting on 26th September 2015. To support and enhance our programme Voyage has successfully engaged external organisations to help animate some of its taught subjects. Voyage looks forward to empowering young people with more knowledge from those in the know.

VOYAGE is excited to be working alongside Choice Consortium to develop a conference and information session we are calling Change is Coming. Like Choice VOYAGE wants to develop solutions to reduce offending and reoffending by become part of a new commercial supply chain of partners who can offer relevant solutions to the CRCs rolling out nationally. This event is the first of a series to generate awareness, enthusiasm and interest in these opportunities and what we could do in order to access opportunities through coordinated and joint action.

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Having delivered our YLFSC and Horizons leadership programmes across 16 inner London boroughs over the last 14 years its now time VOYAGE extended its reach to edges of outer London and into new towns and cities more nationally. As part of this drive VOYAGE is finding new partners, looking for new affordable places to deliver and whilst driving this forward it will continue to deliver excellence and provide first class progression opportunities in all boroughs, towns and cities we work in.

Whilst we forge ahead expanding operations and building strategic links VOYAGE must ensure it gears up and builds capacity, brings up to date teaching resources and utilises its virtual learning tool (MOODLE) to meet new demand for a new generation. VOYAGE is committed to ensuring it delivers quality as part of its working standards and at all cost maintain the much needed inspiration and energy to continue to successfully empower, transform and sustain young lives and create positive futures for our young people.

VOYAGE is committing additional time and resources to:

  1. develop new partners to enrich and enliven our educational programmes
  2. strengthen our existing pool of talented tutors to ensure compliance and quality remain at our heart
  3. recruiting new tutors by hosting our first training seminar for those that want to join us support our mission.

Our first training day for learning about delivering our unique YLFSC programme is taking place on Saturday the 4th July 2015 at our offices in CAN Mezzanine 49 – 51 East Road, London N16ah taking place from 10am – 4pm. Training sessions will be free but trainees are expected to take part in the YLFSC shadowing programme starting in September 2015.

If you are interested please send expressions of interest on the link below and if you require further information just contact us by clicking.