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 planning its work and life after lockdown and we are now putting the final touches to our first ever socially distant Summer Scheme we are calling a Summer University Scheme. We aim to host the summer University on Wednesday the 12th August and runs daily until Saturday 15th Aug 2020. Summer University sessions will run from 10am and finish at 4pm.

Our summer scheme will include motivational talk, careers advice, workshops tasters on

* Entrepreneurial challenges with prizes
* Trips to the seaside or Paint balling and laser tag
* Creative immersion day

Be sure to sign up as we will have limited place this year.

We look forward to seeing you here.

Operation Smiles sign up form

Minimum details required
  • Please let us know your first, last name and your age
  • One choice only please.
  • Tell us what role you wish play as part of Operation Smiles
Voyage is proud to announce its new project developed in association with Arena Flowers called Operation Smiles. .

Operation Smiles is an up cycling volunteering project designed to redistribute unsold flowers to individuals in need in Hackney, Haringey and Tower hamlets. The project has been developed to get young people out and active to help them get some valuable work experience to support their educational pathways as well as ease the boredom and frustration many have experienced as a result of the lockdown.

The project is lead by a volunteer team of our young leaders who will be trained in outreach, safeguarding, area mapping conservation, bouquet preparation and customer care and be on hand to deliver FREE bouquets of flowers to local people in need every Saturday for 6 weeks. The project is now in its planning stages and we aim to start delivering flowers direct to homes from Saturday 11th July and schedule deliveries between 10am-4pm.

Our aim is to bring smiles to the community and to aid the recovery of struggling individuals massively impacted by the pandemic. We aim to deliver to the elderly, parent carers and those suffering from the traumatic effects of violence, people with special needs and those trapped care homes and hostels.

We simply aim to give out free flowers to local people in exchange for a smile using a door to door delivery service.

This is the first of our programmes established with new found partners and we aim to build more project like this to demonstrate how we can work effectively combining valuable skills development with community service.

Email us for more information.

Greetings young leaders Join us this evening at 4.30 for David Okoro’s CV master class. Time: Apr 24, 2020 04:30 PM London Join Zoom Meeting (LINK HERE)

Voyage is proud to announce its new partnership with Young Hackney to run our new Leadership academies in two locations in the borough of Hackney.

We will be running our leadership Academies at

The Edge Hub – 10am 4th April – session start at 10am and finish at 2pm – sessions are weekly
Our address is Woodberry Grove, London, N4 1SN

The Dalston Hub – 10am 11th April – sessions start 10am and finish at 2pm – sessions are twice monthly
Our address is 29 Forest Road, London, E8 3BY

We aim to reach out to young people (aged 10 – 13 years) who wish to learn new skills and become leaders in their community. We are responding to increased incidences of young people being excluded at school, the rise in knife crime and hearing so many of our young people are suffering with mental health and with limited access to support and services boosting their potential.

If you have a child who you think could benefit please sign up and get them registered asap. We 45 places for our our sessions and access to these is strictly via sign up. We can only admit young people from the above age groups due to safeguarding rules so no sign up no admittance.

To encourage sign up we have special parents information day on 28th March 2020 at 11am so we can share our sign up forms, answer any questions and put a face to our name.

Our sessions will start formerly on Saturday the 4th April 2020 starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm on saturdays only.

Programme information
We have chosen to offer our programmes using a six session structure that allows young people to learn skills that are designed to help them progress successfully as leaders in their schools, in their homes and in their communities.

The young people who will sign up will be supported by an amazing team of experienced leadership professionals, social media influencers and some corporate mentors who will be on hand to support young people and encourage them to

* get better results at school
* make better and informed decisions about peers and professions
* be surrounded by positive role models and peers
* learn about money management and money making skills
* public speaking and presentation skills
* learn how to interact with authority and build confidence and esteem
* gain sport, qualifications and awards

Every 6 weeks we will acknowledge successful young people at a graduation ceremony held at the end of each programme cycle.

This will be a great time to bring along parents and celebrate the success of their young people.

sign up on the link below.

see you there.

Quick sign up - New year, new opportunities & new futures

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Saturday 11th January 2020
Hackney New City College – Student Lounge
from 12 noon till 3pm

We aim to have a fun filled afternoon reviewing last year with film, photos & music.
You will also hear about new opportunities including:

• Mentoring and academic support plans
• Voyage new Hackney Hubs- Dalston & Manor House
• Voyage’s all new Youth Advisory Board
• Paid work experience opportunities and internships
• Our new EU programme – France for over 17s
• Public speaking and volunteering opportunities
Complete the sign up form and see you then.

Operation Smiles sign up form

Minimum details required
  • Please let us know your first, last name and your age
  • One choice only please.
  • Tell us what role you wish play as part of Operation Smiles

As part of our Jack Petchey Award Voyage is lunching a writing competition to mark our contribution to Black History Month 2019.

If you are graduate of Voyage or been one of our long term Alumni we invite you to write an essay on any of the two BHM subjects below. All participants must be prepared to present their essay to young people on Friday 25th October 2019 in order to claim their prize. Those who are short listed will be invited to present to young people, our team of tutors and our special guests. Winners will receive £100 for first prize, £50 for second prize and £20 for third prize.

Please chose from one of the two topics and send your response in by 23rd October at 5pm. Send your essays to

Question 1. What does Black History Month mean to you?

Guide note: Your essay (no longer than 800 words) should articulate views about its importance and significance from your perspective.

Question 2. What great black British person or event do you feel is unheralded or unappreciated?

Guide note: Your essay (no longer than 800 words) can be about a Black individual or significant event related to Black people in 20th/21st century history that you feel has not got the respect that they/it deserves.

You must send in your essay no later than 5pm on 23rd October 2019 for you to be considered for the prize and you must attend the Friday session on the 25th October 2019 at 2pm.

We will short list the top 3 essays during our special Black History Half term scheme which you can also sign up to by emailing us.

Our BHM half term programme starts on Wednesday 23rd and finishes on Friday 25th October 2019. starting at 12 – 4pm each day.

We are proud to share our latest Graduation Film summarising the achievements of our new crop of young leaders. Please watch, share and enjoy. We will be reaching out to our young leader graduates and encouraging them to join our Leadership Academy we are launching on Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 6pm.

We look forward to hosting them again and continuing to inspire them to achieve and be successful agents of change.

We are delighted to announce our amazing work experience programme here at Voyage.

We will be running a broad range of opportunities starting in late July right through to September to coincide with your availability on completion of A levels and other higher levels of study by this period.

We intend to offer some expenses for your involvement and we are signing up graduates Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 5pm.

If you have already completed this for before you are already on our list and we hope to see you on wednesday evening.

As a quick heads up we intend to involve you as possible assistants in our achieve project, communications, graduation event, running our summer scheme.

We look forward to hearing from you and should you not be able to attend please do register your interest by completing this short and simple form below.

Best again and we hope to see you soon.

We look forward to hearing from you and should you not be able to attend please do register your interest by completing this short and simple form below.

Best again and we hope to see you soon. work experince flyer

Voyage is proud to announce a specialist workshop with our partners the Royal Society for the Arts. We have partnered with the RSA as we both understand young black and ethnic minority/ majority men are more likely to be disproportionately impacted by this technology (for example, facial recognition technology) and welcomed an opportunity to explore the impact of this.

The workshop will be lead by Adam Elliot Cooper who has a BA in Politics from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Globalisation & Development at the London School of Oriental & African Studies and is currently undertaking a PhD at University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment.

Our two hour session will start at 4.30pm and take place at Hackney Community College on the 12th February 2019

The session will be for young people under 18 years and will take participants on an exploration of the use of artificial intelligence in Policing with a view to exploring the ethics and the moral case for using AI in the context of Policing. The participants would also get a chance to be updated on their rights in relation to stop and search and the use of AI. The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to express their views on policing in relation to themselves and their communities> Participants will also learn more about how the police are using AI and to share their initial thoughts about how the use of this technology could affect their experience of policing. Sign up below.

Read more about the subject here.

It gives us great pleasure to announce Voyage has been commissioned by the Black Police Association (BPA) to investigate a promise Black Police Officers could make to the community. This question was presented to our young leaders who then chose to respond to this question by designing a questionnaire and focus group to survey the view of under 18 year olds across London.

The research project has been designed, lead and the results of the research will be presented to the Black Police Associations Annual General Meeting on Monday the 29th October 2018.

Please help us by contributing to our research and share with young people under 18 years. Click on the link which will take you to the survey page.