We look forward to seeing you at our annual BBQ on Saturday 31st July 2021.

The event takes place at

New City College

Falkirk Street

London N16HQ

See you here..

 

 

Dear friend, colleague and young leader, 

We are grateful, pleased and really excited to speak about our plans for growing and expanding our programmes of work against a backdrop of so many unusual challenges. Throughout covid restrictions and the challenges of the pandemic Voyage has continued to support our young people and explore how best to support and nurture them as young leaders.  We remain committed to this.

I also wish to give thanks for the huge support, love and kindness from our amazing and growing network of environmental partners who have been so generous with their time nurturing us and being on hand to collaborate, debate and share best practice ideas.  Through them we have come a long way in devising our new green agenda and new course that has been created to diversify the environment sector, empower our young leaders and carve out new and more streamlined pathways into incredible careers. Especially in a sector with just 3.1% of those who work in the environment sector identify as from a minority, according to research by Policy Exchange. 

A key part of our green commitment is our new and bespoke Young Leaders for Sustainable Cities accredited course which is set to launch in March 2022 and will reflect much of the same structure and core elements of our unique and successful Young Leaders for Safer Cities course. Our new leadership course grew from our aim to address the lack of representation in the environment sector, which is only 3.1% non-white in the UK as well as our responsibility to change the current state of nature and the disproportionate impact environmental degradation and climate change has on black lives. To support our adoption of this new course we wish to ensure young people are supported as they learn by connecting powerful opportunities that will not just support our learning outcomes but also build their resilience and confidence to ensure they perform better at school and become responsible leaders in their community. This is why we are introducing in course support focusing young leaders on academic pathway scanning, skills development, work experience, professional mentoring as well as individual and group opportunities to visit green places of interest.

I am pleased to say we have just onboarded two amazing course contributors who will assist us with the writing of our new course, it’s teaching materials and its accreditation ready to be trialled with young people in the new year. We have a keen and committed sustainability network made up of young people who are working alongside us to ensure the course is dynamic and engaging, as well as a multitude of environmental activists, professionals and partners including Judy Ling Wong who will be consulting on our course and supporting us with pipelines into green employment. We wish to combine these efforts with our wider team of partners who are part of our Race for Nature project including Action for Conservation, RSPB and SOSUK as well as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, London Wildlife Trust, Client Earth and many more. All are committed to helping us to ensure we play a critical and unique role within the environmental sector to ensure it becomes even more relevant to black young people.

 

If you would like to join us on this exciting green venture to empower our young leaders with clear routes to incredible opportunities and careers please register your interest here. We have a plethora of opportunities to become a contributor to the course including being a participant in our roundtables, workshops, recruitment phase for young people, and course delivery and we welcome individuals with passion and from a range of backgrounds and skill sets. 

 

We look forward to sharing more with you as the course develops so watch this space and as always, we stay forever grateful and humbled for all your support. 

Please continue to stay safe and enjoy your summer.

Kind regards

Paul Anderson MBE CEO

If you are a new student to Voyage and wish to join our summer activities please make sure you complete the form below.

Due to safeguarding and managing any health and safety risks we require all young people to complete this form.

No admittance will be possible without this being completed.

see you soon.

 

 

Summer University - Sign Up 2021

We are focused on engaging YP aged between 15 years - 18 years ONLY.
  • Please tell us the one main reason why you want to sign up.
  • We wish to understand any support needs so we can consider what activities we at Voyage can offer you from September 2021.

Voyage is proud to announce its summer University week taking place on Monday 26th July and run up until 30th July.

The Summer University is going to be fund filled, inspirational and most of all help our young people to better prepared for their next big steps in life.

Our scheme is designed for our graduate young leaders who have been part of our leadership projects and programmes in Hackney and young people who are connect to us via school programmes across north and east London.

The Summer University will include some of our amazing partners such as the Shoal Collective, the Logan Brothers and some of our corporate partners supporting our employability plans workshops, talks and joining in on the fun.

The Summer University will end with a big celebration at our Summer BBQ which will give young leaders a chance to connect with our mentors, receive awards and prizes and lots of give aways.

We look forward to seeing you..

If you are new to Voyage (introduced by friend) please complete the more detailed medical form below asap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voyage was proud to be part of MINDs national Enquiry research into the impact COVID19 has had on the mental health of young people in secondary schools across England.

Our young leaders were active participants in the surveys as well as being commissioned to encourage more black young people across London to participate. Voyage young leaders carried out training to learn about mental health before attending community and school facilities to drum up more contributions to the survey. In addition this Voyage young leaders facilitated round tables with over 70 young people of colour to ensure there was more qualitative information available to bring alive some of the quantitative contributions found through the survey.

Being involved in this research as opened up many possibilities for Voyage to explore new and innovative ways we can continue to involve our young people in more consultative and research initiative’s going forward.

The Mind survey findings  present very important messages about the effect racism has on mental health which was one of the more significant impactful findings explored in our round table work. 

We are proud of our young people who took part as they demonstrated commitment, passion and power laced with insightful contributions which we feel has lifted this report and made it more representative and reflective of what COVID 19 is actually doing to our young people..

Right now, we’re failing young people and this needs to change. No young person should be given up on. With the right support, all young people experiencing mental health problems can reach their full potential, succeed at school and create the life that they desire. 

This is how Voyage has been acknowledged for our involvement.. Big thanks to David Stephenson for giving us this opportunity...

Summary:

https://www.mind.org.uk/media/8860/not-making-the-grade-summary.pdf

 

Full report:

https://www.mind.org.uk/media/8852/not-making-the-grade.pdf

 

 

Click to access not-making-the-grade.pdf