BREAKING NEWS:  Key findings of our independent evaluation cited young people are better able to demonstrate:  significantly improved educational outcomes at year 10; raised educational attainment at key stage 3; strong, resilience and resistance to peer pressure

Voyage Youth announces its leadership graduate support programme called Move on Up.

Voyage Youth is proud to announce its new Alumni programme for graduates called Move on up. Launching in August 2015 Voyage aims to reach out to its past and present graduates and provide dedicated support designed to assist Voyage Graduates increase access to higher education, training and employment traditionally viewed out of of reach. Voyage’s tutors and its excellent range of partners will be on hand to offer their support and mentoring. They will also be on hand to facilitate debates, present shares from exciting and dynamic industries who want to know more about you and how they can support you to access to their industries. Voyage will be inviting key speakers to come along to encourage your participation in this mentoring programme and arrange special visits to important places of interest to inspire your onward journeys to College, University or the world of work. 

What will Move on up Achieve?

The Move On Up activities and events (MOU) will boost educational achievement whilst providing progressive pathways into higher education, training and the world of work for our graduates aged 15 – 19 years from across 22 London Boroughs. MOU will bring together current students and ex graduates of VOYAGEs young leaders programme by hosting twice-monthly workshops, structured debating sessions, industry talks and visits. Reflecting next steps linked to preparation, key submission and recruitment dates.

Voyage will bring together professional bodies, agencies and institutions sharing insights to facilitate smooth progression routes beyond school. 

Why is Voyage doing this?

According various national studies black and minority ethnic young people are failing educationally at key stage 4 and are not accessing higher education institutions and employment opportunities that accurately reflect their interest, skills and abilities. black and minority ethnic young people from poor neighbourhoods are more often than not supported by two parent families and lack the appropriate and relevant advise to assist their progression from school to work or school into higher education.

In the same instance 70% of VOYAGE graduates lack the support of networks, mentors and advisors and to those with direct experience of higher education, university and executive level responsibilities. BME young people from inner
cities often lack the appropriate networks that can provide effective advise, guidance and support to assist progression and access to a sustainable lifestyle countering the ominous specter of gangs, youth violence and drugs.

If you want to get involved in this programme launching in January 2016 Voyage is registering participants through our social media links. Should you want more information contact us or simply register your interest on the form below.