The Reach Society present a day when professional men from the Black community interact with young people, aged 14 plus, to inspire them; we welcome parents & carers

Thursday, 9th April 2015, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Central Hall Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH

On behalf of our Trustees I want to you to help me welcome Giuseppe Vacarro our YBPA coordinator hailing all the way from sunny Brent. Giuseppe brings a huge amount of experience as a play, youth and community worker and is a qualified Football coach and first aider. Giuseppe’s main mission with us at VOYAGE is to network with our past and present graduates and link them to initiatives that help progress young people toward positive and progressive futures. Make contact with Giuseppe at

BPACT VOYAGE is partnering with London foremost Creative Youth Agency Bigga Fish to nurture the creation of street teams and volunteers through the production of a new and exciting Youth Festival taking place in November 2015. Bigga Fish has given VOYAGE the exclusive role bringing to bare its young leaders on the development, production and management of this new Festival. Our YBPA Coordinator will be taking a contingent down to the Olympic Park on the 21st Feb to find out more. Fish are looking for the most enthusiastic and creative 14-25 year olds in London interested in:



This is a massive opportunity for you to gain great work experience through planning, programming, marketing and evaluating the festival whilst having fun at the same time!


You will receive a Silver Arts Award accreditation at the end of the programme which looks great on your CV and University applications.

The new legislation will also pave the way for a scheme of licences and authorisations for medical, therapeutic and scientific purposes, The Jamaica Gleaner reports. The question is when will UK consider this change given the potential impact on decriminalising our young people.

Our chairs article is available in Guardian, Dr Leroy Logan MBE says “It’s important that the police use force that is appropriate to the risk a violent person poses to the public or officers themselves”.


“What we do next is what matters most,” Comey said. “But racial bias isn’t epidemic in those who join law enforcement any more than it is epidemic in academia or the arts.”

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The business case for Diversity from Mckinsey. Its not just a human right its clear it makes business sense too.

“We are constantly fed the story of failure and of risk – what’s really inspiring is the story of people changing for the better and turning their lives around, of which we hear less and less. But that is the story that really makes communities safer.” Clive Martin

We’re getting in the Festive Spirit. Today we told Ella she won our iPad Mini. You can see the video here

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Credit Suisse is in the fourth year of running its Steps to Success Scholarship program in the UK, allowing students to explore Investment Banking as well as giving them a financial scholarship covering their tuition fees for the duration of the Steps to Success program whilst at university.

This is the second year ELBA is working with Credit Suisse to promote this program. Please forward the attached email about the program to people you think it may be of interest to. The Credit Suisse contact is Joanna Knight so please can you get in touch with her if you’d like to recommend a Year 13 student or would like to hear more about the program.
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