VOYAGE is proud to announce that it will be launching a new and improved Summer University scheme! This will be running from 7th – 17th August and will be a fun and stimulating scheme which is available to young people aged 14-18. Please contact us to find out more.

 

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is well!

As you all know, an important part of what we do here at VOYAGE is fundraising. This is necessary to allow us to continue to provide events and programmes which fulfil our ethos and contribute to the transformation and empowerment of young people. It’s also helps us to keep the backend of VOYAGE running as smoothly as possible. In this very ideological austerity, black organisations have been hit very hard and we’ve therefore found it increasingly difficult to raise funds for as an organisation. We’re in a constant cycle of recovery which sees us writing an endless number of funding applications which are both extremely time consuming, and also more often than not, unsuccessful. It is therefore incredibly useful when we produce funding applications to have specific examples or case studies which show precisely the sort of impact or effect this funding can have on the lives of young people.

Furthermore, it is important to us that we are able to discern exactly what VOYAGE has done for you as an individual. We have our more generic aims for the young people we work with, but value your thoughts on the role VOYAGE has played in your life.

As much as possible, we would like to gather this information from anyone who has been a part of any of VOYAGE’s programmes, so both past and present participants. Therefore, the best way for us to do this is through a survey. There are not many questions so it should take you less than 10 minutes, but we would appreciate if you could take the time to answer them as fully and honestly as possible. You’ll find the link to the survey below. Once we have receive your responses, we will be translating them into a case study format which can be used for fundraising causes and impact development, as well as placed on our website. To accompany your results, we would also like for you to send us a picture of just yourself (in a sort of selfie format, although as long as the photo shows you clearly, it should be fine). This can be sent to admin@voyagey.outh.com. We will of course let you know if we decide to use any of your information, but if you for any reason do not want this to happen, please let us know within the email that you attach your photo.

Lastly, if you are in need of any references, VOYAGE is more than happy to act as a referee for you (so long as we have record of you through our databases.)

Since we value your time, we’ve decided that an incentive for completing the survey is more than reasonable. Please select which you would prefer at the end of the survey, but note that the incentive is only available for completed surveys which actually provide worthwhile information…

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8TJWKJ8

Thank you.

Voyage is proud to announce the successful launch of of its all new programme Horizons Plus designed to challenge offending and reoffending lifestyles of young people under 19 years.

Our launch brought together interested referral partners from over 6 inner London Boroughs and our guest speakers Jennette Arnold (Chair of the GLA), Mary McKaskill and John Stephens from Project Oracle and Lois Fowler the Principal of Hackney Community College. We were also joined by other distinguished guests including our Chair Dr Leroy Logan MBE and Nathaniel Peat.

We are now actively seeking referrals for our summer programme starting in August so don’t hesitate contact us for more information.

Voyage is proud to support Hackney’s work improving access and removing barriers to services ran or delivered by Hackney Council? Hackney Council and Hackney CVS are seeking vocal BAME parents from the Borough to contribute to their Parents Open Space sessions exploring the issues that will be presented to a top team of Council officers and councillors to action.

Hackney Council, Hackney CVS and Parent Champions are working in partnership to come up with solutions that will eventually close the gap between services offered an those accessed by parents from BAME communities.

These sessions will be facilitated by Voyage CEO and our young leaders on the 24th June and 29th June 2017.

Britain is at a crossroads on race equality, Brexit, immigration and identity. A coalition of race equality organisations has drawn up a plan to put fairness and equal life chances for Britain’s Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. So that we can all face future challenges together, equally.
Its great to read OBV have just published the race statements from Jeremy Corbyn, Tim Farron and Theresa May. They are published in a new section on the ‘raceequality2017’ website alongside the manifesto and ‘power of the black vote’ report. The statements are here.
Please share and help motivate our diverse communities to participate in this very crucial election.