We are excited to be hosting our Graduation at Westminister cathedral on Saturday the 20th July 2019.

We will be celebrating with over 270 people made up of friends, families and the scores of young people that have completed Voyages Young leaders for Safer Cities Programme which started in March this year. We host our graduation each year to acknowledge the commitment of young people attending well over 150 hours of structured learning on a saturday morning. All young people that have completed our programme are amazing as they will have developed a solution focused project idea that was produced by them and presented to their peers. Our programme helps to sow powerful seeds of leadership, campaigning and community organising whilst bringing young people across divided neighbourhoods together.

We are looking forward to hosting our young people and their families and sharing their achievements with our specially invited guests.

Our host is the inspirational Yinka Ayinde (aka PureYinkz) an Award-winning creative-producer who has vast experience in theatre, music and live events who will be the master of ceremony. Yinka will be leading and introducing an amazing cast of people supporting us on the evening. Our special guests confirmed are:

Jeanette Arnold OBE
Jords – up and coming Smooth Hip Hop artists
Shahiem – a YouTube sensation
Stephan Bidiako – CEO of TSIP
Eijah Belo – fundraiser and up and coming artist
Cllr Mette Cobain – Hackney Councillor
Rashid Nix – BAME Green Party Rep
Lucie Russell – CEO of Streetdoctors
Janet Hills – Chair of the Black Police Association

Our caterers are The waterHouse Kitchen

Watch this space for more.

As the CEO of Voyage I was so proud to take one of our high flying students to 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister (Theresa May) and interact with some of Uk most amazing youth organisations and young people. Divine our graduate and myself were blown away by the guest list and seeing some good old friends from different parts of London enjoying the evening. We attended with Lucie Russell the new CEO of StreetDoctors who kindly shared this opportunity to present our unique working relationship and partnership supporting young leaders in the community.

I asked the Prime Minister who we could work with on issues of police accountability building trust and confidence? The prime minister said she “didn’t know who at this stage” but was quick to remind me she intends go back to parliament to continue her work in this area. After speaking about these issues I managed to introduce The Prime Minister to our partner Street Doctors and our most valued supporters Amna and Divine. It was clear The Prime Minister was interested to hear about their stories and it was great to feel her commitment to continuing her transformative work improving Trust and confidence. After our chat we we wished her well and commended her for bringing the attention of excessive use of stop and search by the police as a Home Secretary. I will be following this up with her successor and hope we can build on what the Prime minister has started to improve accountability and justice for young people.

Do you think the new prime minister should follow Theresa’s lead??