We are excited to launch our new leadership scheme for young people aged 13-14 years starting in mid September 2022.

The scheme starts off with a weekend residential to PGLin Surrey and we have strong focus on team building and getting the young people to know us and themselves.

We are adopting a unique and refreshing approach to encouraging youth leadership through our structured weekly programme taking place on Thursday evenings in Hackney Community College at 5pm and Saturdays at the Museum of the Home at 11am). The residential weekend will be followed by weekly workshop sessions that will include an extensive array of creative, corporate and charitable guest offering young people access to mentoring, work experience, seminars, creative and artistic workshops, and fun trips out.
If you are interested please sign up on this link.
The residential weekend requires young people to take time out and reflect on their own leadership and help them begin a border journey of personal and professional discovery. The residential weekend take place outside London in Surrey 16-18th September 2022. We will have 60 places available so do sign up fast. All young leaders from our Summer scheme will be prioritised.
If you are interested in joining us we are holding an information session at the Museum of the Home on Saturday 10th September 2022 at 1pm.
Should you need more information simply email naomi@voyageyouth.com  or call 02076138343


Calling all our young people, including graduates (from 2015 – 2020), friends families and partners to come and jam with us at the annual Voyage BBQ.

We are giving out prizes, gifts and awarding some our young leaders for various achievements over the last few weeks.

We will be sharing information about our up and coming leadership programme which will start off with a weekend residential to Kingswood Centre.

Find out more by joining us on Saturday 20th August 2022.

12noon for parents to drop by

1pm for young people and our guests.

Greetings Young Leaders

Its been a while and we hope you are doing well.

We wanted to let you you know that many of our young people are currently working over the summer with some of our amazing corporate partners. You will be reading more about them in our newsletter in September.

But just so you don’t miss out we still have some amazing paid opportunities we wish to share with you and thought to find out if you would like join us. Everyone who signs up will be paid the London living wage for all of the contributions and all young people will be invited to our BBQ 20th August to celebrate their achievements.

We still have a few space available in:

Gallagher – Corporate Insurance company starting very soon – 3 days a week

Voyage roles – up to 10 YP required to fill space on our outreach Teams, Child Q research team and one new full time position in marketing as a gap year with full time pay.

Professional mentoring – Voyage will be launching another professional mentoring scheme in September. You if you want to build yourself up for bigger things mentoring will help you.

Youth Advisory Board (VPAG) – Voyage is recruiting graduates to join our board meetings shaping how we work. This requires attendance at monthly meetings.

Please express interest by emailing naomi@voyageyouth.com

We look forward to reconnecting.


Sign-up to Voyage’s 2-Week Summer Scheme!

Join our summer Leadership programme designed to empower young people to take action and become Global Citizens. Recruiting 60 young people aged 13-14 now, sign-up whilst places last!

Voyage’s Summer Scheme is running across 2 weeks in August. Week 1 is based in a structured, professional environment at NCC Hackney and will run from 10am-4pm, during the week of 8-12th August (Monday-Friday). Week 2 is a residential trip to Outward Bounds centre in Ullswater, Cumbria running from 15-19th August (Monday-Friday). Participants must attend Week 1 to join the residential in Week 2.

This programme is being funded partly by Hackney Council.

Week 1 8th-12th August

  • 10-4pm at New City College, Hackney
  • Lunch (pizza, jollof and rice) and refreshments provided
  • Includes creative activities ran by Shoal Studio
  • Day trip to the seaside on Friday – Southend-On-Sea
  • Sessions on community safety with StreetDoctors & others 
  • Interactive workshops and inspirational guest speakers, including ZSL
  • FREE to participate!

Week 2 15-19th August (SOLD OUT)

  • Residential trip to Outward Bounds centre in Ullswater, Cumbria, in the Lake District
  • Team building exercises and outdoor activities such as:
    • Canoeing
    • Raft building
    • Rock climbing
    • Abseiling
    • Kayaking
    • Mountain expeditions
  • All meals and accommodation included
  • Risk assessed and safeguarding approved 
  • LIMITED spaces for the residential
  • FREE North Face kit given to all participants to take home with them.
  • Only £10 FOR THE WHOLE WEEK!

End of Summer BBQ 20th August

  • All Young Leaders welcome to celebratory BBQ at NCC Hackney 
  • Awards ceremony 


We are looking for young people aged 13-14 from Hackney or a surrounding borough (Tower Hamlets, Haringey, Islington, Waltham Forest, Newham, Camden).


  • Safe and secure venues 
  • All staff DBS checked 
  • Daily registers taken 
  • Parents called if their child is absent
  1. To sign-up please click this link here to register your child’s details.

FREE to participate in Week 1.

Let us know if you are having problems with making your payment. If financial difficulties prevent you from paying for Week 2, there is option on the registration form here to ask for support with costs.

Participation in our summer scheme guarantees young people a space on our BTEC Level 2 course, Young Leaders for Sustainable Cities (YLFSC), from September! 

Joining Voyage means that young people are supported through a 4-year journey from age 13-14 until they leave secondary education. This journey includes:

  • Graduate programmes
  • Professional Mentoring
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Joining our Youth Advisory Board (YAB) or Youth Investigator Network (YIN)
  • Leading to paid-work and access to topline universities

Want to express your interest and find out more before paying? Fill in the form below.




Voyage is proud to announce its 6-week programme focused on encouraging young people to become environmental, nature and climate change leaders.

Voyage is interested in taking a different approach to encouraging leadership, through educational sessions, workshops and fun trips out. We want to offer various experiences, including campaigning and work experience, within a sector which is still only 3% ethnically diverse.

Our 6-week scheme will run on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons from Saturday 23rd April until 28th May. The programme is supported by an amazing team of experienced tutors with unique stories and lived experience.

Who is it for? – young people in Year 8 and 9 (ages 12-14) from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Haringey, Islington, or Newham

What times does it run? – Thursday from 6-8pm and Saturdays from 11 – 3pm – times will vary for trips

How do I get a place? Sign up in the form below OR on google forms here!

What if I’m hungry at that time? don’t worry about it! If you haven’t eaten we will take care of that we do Pizza, Jollof and jerk most days.

Does it cost me? – No its absolutely FREE!


More info on our flyers below! Email admin@voyageyouth.com with any questions.


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We are so excited to launch our new course..

The Young Leaders for Sustainable Cities course will equip young black people with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to face challenges related to environmental issues and injustice. Learners will be empowered to challenge their own perceptions of the environment sector and learn how black groups in our society and around the world are disproportionately affected by issues such as climate change, air pollution and a lack of access to green space. Through this we aim to encourage young people to take action and help them explore the positive possibilities for their inclusion, access and future employment.

Over 100 Young people each year from diverse backgrounds will learn collegially in this dynamic 10 week leadership programme delivered by black tutors with valuable lived experience of growing up in diverse communities and having a rooted understanding of cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. Sustainability, climate justice and nature  representatives will also contribute to our programmes of study and provide access and unique insights into the growing sector. Active learning as well as a focus on well-being and desistance will empower young black people as they develop skills and knowledge to become future leaders in this sector.

All sessions will take place on Saturdays, half-terms and there will be ample opportunities for volunteering and work experience to progress the active voice of black youth leadership.

The course and the follow-on graduate programme aim to act as a pathway to higher education and employment in the environment sector and to address the lack of representation in the sector, which in the UK is only 3.1% non-white. In addition it aims to change the current state of nature and the local and global impacts environmental degradation and climate change has on black lives.

If you are a teacher or refer young people to our programmes please tell us more about how best we can connect with your young people and encourage them to sign up to our new course. It only take 1 minute to complete.

Sign up and read more about the Tutor training below.

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Voyage is proud to announce its plans to expand and offer young people access to new leadership experiences, courses and workshops in Voyage.

To support our expansion plans we are planning an immersive training course to on board potential tutors, trainers and mentors to join our ranks and become part of a new team transforming outcomes for our young people and helping them reverse some of the trends we see in the media.

Our training will take place on Saturday afternoon and commence on the 15th January 2022 from 12- 4pm.

Our training will be delivered by Duane Maddison (Voyage lead tutor) and Ian Solomon Kawall (May Garden Project). 
Training will be fun, immersive and in the later stages your skills will be put to test at a community programme held in Hackney Youth centres from Late February and into early March. The community programme will be your chance to test your delivery skills and for us to asses your specific role as a Voyage tutor, trainer and mentor.
All participants once accepted will be invited to join the training delivered here at our base in Hackney Community College or close by depending on how the virus moves in the coming weeks/ months. Training will be available online for those living further afield and cant attend in person.

If you are interested but would like more information our CEO is hosting two zoom sessions on:

Thursday Jan 6, 2022 06:30 PM

Saturday Jan 8, 2022 01:00pm
Should you be interested to join us and learn more please complete the sign up form below.



VOYAGE is delighted to announce our upcoming Roundtable for environmental organisations, Diversifying the Environment Sector, where we will be discussing key challenges and solutions to increasing the access of green jobs to young BAME people in the UK. 


It’s a crucial time to be thinking collaboratively about racial diversity in the second least diverse sector in the UK (only 3.1% diverse) with black unemployment rates at an all-time high since the Brixton riots and yet green economy booming and a huge expected demand for skilled workers in the lead up to the UKs Net Zero emissions target in 2050. 


Our discussions will begin as a whole cohort on the overarching theme ‘Diversifying the Environment Sector’ which will cover access, retention and progression and will be Chaired by Rashid Nix, Green Party’s Equality and Diversity National Coordinator.


Rashid Nix, Green Party’s Equality and Diversity National Coordinator.


This will be followed by a short discussion on the future of green jobs and the government’s £12billion investment into this to reach net zero by 2050. We will subsequently follow up with a survey on job creation plans to reach these targets and benefit from the green economy with environmental organisations attending. 


You will then enter the following breakout rooms; 


  • Young Leaders for Sustainable Cities: Led by Wendy Maples, an established environmental course writer and Green Councilor for Lewes and Layla Bahrami the Special Projects Manager overseeing the development of the course. Here we will review aspects of our new and bespoke course with our course writers Wendy Maples and Margo Tulkens for input on the strength, relatability to young black people and its environmental scope.
  • Young People: Led by Lamin Tarawally, our Youth Advisory Board chair who will discuss how young people can help improve inclusion and diversity in green industries and young people will share their views!


Questions will be asked throughout for both discussion and through the use of Survey Monkey. We kindly ask that all participants put their name, organisation and occupation as their zoom name when joining the meeting. 

Beyond this roundtable we are looking to collaborate with organisations in order to support the delivery of our new Young Leaders for Sustainable Cities course, our graduates scheme (through work experience and placements) and our Youth Investigators Network.

Roundtable date and time: 5pm on Thursday 28th October on Zoom.

To register your interest in attending or further questions please email layla@voyageyouth.com. We strongly encourage environmental organisations to attend, especially CEOs, EDI officers or those heavily involved in increasing diversity within their environmental organisation.

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..