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.




Hi Guys!

Voyage are pleased to announce the opportunity to be involved with 3 of our partners and gain a qualification and experience from Street Doctors, Art’s Award or the Black Police Association (BPA). This is an amazing chance to develop or add new skills in the realms of Health, Art and Criminology.

All three projects will run alongside each other on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday 26thSeptember 2018 – 5:00pm – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 3rdOctober 2018 – 5:00pm – 6.30pm
  • Wednesday 10thOctober 2018 – 5:00pm – 7.00pm
  • Saturday 20thOctober 2018 – 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Saturday 3rd November 2018 – 10:00am – 5:30pm (Street Doctors only)
  • Saturday 17th November 2018 – tbc (Street Doctors only)


Please Note:

Art’s Award will have a Theatre Trip to Trafalgar Studios, SW1A 2DY on the 13th October, at 2:30pm.

Street Doctors will have a Graduation ceremony on Saturday 1st December 2018

BPA will be holding an AGM Event on Monday 29th October at 1:00 pm, where participants will have a chance to present their research investigation to a panel of black policemen and women.

There are 15 places available on each programme, there will be a session taking place on Saturday 22nd September 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Hackney Community College, N1 6HQ, where you will have a chance to register unto the programmes. Food will be provided.

Our usual reminder service will go out by email and text as we draw closer to the dates listed above.

Please confirm that your child will be attending this Saturday by either emailing or calling us on our mobile 07932539050 or office 0207 6138344

Please fill this form in below so we can know what activities you will be interested in





The SHLA Summer University will take place on the following dates:

Week One: Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th August 2018 from 10am to 4pm each day.

Thursday 9th August 2018 (Optional day trip to Southend)

Week Two: Wednesday 8th August – Saturday 18th August 2018 from 10am to 4pm each day.

The South Hackney Leadership Summer programme is not your typical summer scheme as it has been tailored to reflect our leadership vision whilst preparing young people for bigger and more progressive steps in life. Our sessions will be developmentally focused and experientially based combining debates, talks, fun, sports and team challenges. Our partners include Talawa Theatre, Met Police, Tutu Foundation, New City College, CHYPS Plus and many more

This year we have a number of different strands available to ensure our students are involved in supportive pathways that can help inform their choices of higher education study, help them choose where they intend to study and help them develop more awareness of the professions they wish to access in the long term. Our options are as follows:

  • Option 1 – Performing Arts (with opportunities to obtain a bronze level arts award)
  • Option 2 – Empowerment and Leadership (with opportunities to access work experience)
  • Option 3 – Skills for Life (with opportunities to access additional qualifications e.g. first aid)

Please be advised that the session on Thursday 16th August is a sports day and young people are advised to dress accordingly and bring a packed lunch.

The session on Thursday 9th August 2018 is an optional Day Trip to South Ends Adventure Island and will cost an additional £15. Again young people will need to make their own food arrangements

Saturday 18th August is our annual Summer BBQ which all parents and young people will be welcome to attend.

The summer programme is already in high demand so if you are interested in attending registration takes place on Monday 30th August 2018. You are expected to either print of and sign the form (attached below) or simply ask your child to collect it on Monday when we will expect to take authorisation from parents on the telephone. Without one of these in place we will not be able to accept your child onto the programme. In addition all young people must be committed for the whole week.

The summer scheme will be held at Hackney Community College and includes lunch meals, refreshments and all transport arrangements from the college to all outside events and activities.

We are offering this fun filled week for heavily subsidised price of £15 (excluding the day trip to Adventure Island) and £30 (including the day trip to Adventure Island) per graduate which must payable in advance on Monday 30th July 2018.

Our usual reminder service will go out by email and text as we draw closer to the dates listed above.

Please confirm that your child will be attending the summer scheme by either emailing or calling us on our mobile 07932539050 or office 0207 6138344.

Please bring along the tear off slip no later than Monday 30th August 2018

We will be starting Unit 4 Leadership in action.

This session young people will prepare and present the final project that is based on a problem they identified in the community and the solutions they recommend to solve them.

Please be aware that there is a catch-up session on the 30th of June if your child is unable to complete the programme this weekend.

If you wish to contact us please see our email and numbers below:


Phone: 02074138343

Mobile phone: 07932539050

Below are all the dates for the Young Leaders for Safer Cities sessions

We will be starting Unit 3 Working towards Solutions; with a session on problem-solving.

This session young people will identify problems they see in the community and come up with recommendations towards finding a solution to solve them.

Please be aware that we have changed the dates of the programme which can be seen below,

If you wish to contact us please see our email and numbers below:


Phone: 02074138343

Mobile phone: 07932539050

Below are all the dates for the Young Leaders for Safer Cities sessions

Catch Up/Unit 3 Problem Solving

Compulsory for all Young people

Saturday 9th June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 3: Problem-Solving

Compulsory for all Young people

Saturday 16th June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Unit 4: Presentation skills

Compulsory for all Young people

Saturday 23rd June

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Graduation Friday 20th July