It gives us great pleasure to announce our partnership with Street Doctors who will be running the final stages of the Stepwise programme starting on Saturday 26th October 2019 at 10am. Its not too late to join us to receive a first aid qualification and be part of a team of professionals who will treat you as an equal as you learn about how to save a life and keep your friends and family safe.

Please make sure you let us know you wish to come along by completing the basic safeguarding information below.





Sign up to our amazing black history month  programme starting on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at 12 noon.

Make a video and learn to fly a drone with urban flyers

Participate in debates with our YouTube influencers

Team games, music and food

Limited places so first come first served

The black history month programme has been set up to promote Voyages Leadership Academy which takes place at weekends and evenings.

Our leadership academy is already running lead by an empowering progression programme providing unique opportunities for young people (15 – 17 years). It’s our mission to assist the learning of new skills, gain qualifications and participate in meaningful work experience/paid roles and access leadership weekend residentials and trips to European Countries with our exchange partners.

Leadership is a fundamental part of our work and messaging. Every year, we will recognise the achievements of a select few who demonstrate amazing personal growth and capacity to support their peers and their communities. Individuals will have opportunities to gain the nationally recognised Jack Petchey Award and the Voyage Leadership Scholarship, whereby one exceptional young person will receive a £500 donation to their future academic costs and expenses.

The Leadership Academy will be supported by new corporate partnerships with Legal, medical, financial and public/ private sector institutions who will offer professional mentoring to students will to commit additional time to their progression needs. The Leadership Academy will have three programme strands which are

Staying Safe: learning essential skills and information ensuring young people can remain safe and be agents for change in their community

Youth Voice: Providing young people with real opportunities to make substantive change in their community

Creative arts / Sport: Providing opportunities for individuals to learn keys in a number of disciplines and Arts Awards qualifications.

Our sessions will involve an amazing array of guests from industries of interest and our sessions will be presented with wit, humor and fun and at all times involve a chance to reflect and discuss what you have gained. Exemplary young people will be selected for mentoring, paid work experience and a chance to visit our partners in EU countries.

Join us on 25th September to hear more at 6pm at the Hackney Community College,

The actual programme starts in November and our sessions take place on Wednesday evenings from 4.30 – 7pm and Saturdays from 12 – 4pm).

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We look forward to bidding farewell to summer and celebrating success with our young leaders who have recently completed their BTEC level ii certificate in Youth Leadership.

The Summer Barbecue is a chance to bring our 2015, 2016, 2017/18 and 2019 graduates together and help them get to know each other, create an understanding about their individual journeys and build the group into a sustainable Alumni network. We wish to use the summer barbecue to celebrate the beginning of a new academic year whilst connecting our trustees, partners and supporters to the young people we work with.

We hope to use this informal occasion to build a deeper understanding of the lived experiences of our young people and inspire our partners to come up with unique pathways to enable dynamic progression possibilities for our future plans for 2020. The afternoon will include key note speakers, guests and more importantly pay homage to our amazing young leaders who have been exemplary especially those that have acted in various roles (volunteers, project assistants, researchers, award winners) and those that have done great things in thier communities.

Why not come a celebrate success with us by clicking on the link below to sign up.

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On Tuesday 28th May – Friday 31st May Voyage will be launching its enrichment week.

Our enrichment week will combine a mixture of taught sessions that will contribute to young leaders completing their BTECs in time for our graduation on the 20th July.

The summary of the programme includes guest speakers and informal and structured activities all designed to empower and enrich you. So far we can confirm we will be joined by Goldman Sachs Community Team, MediaWrite, Action for Conservation, Talawa Theatre. Sessions start on

Tuesday 28th May 9am – 4pm – Understanding and Using Media

Wednesday 29th May 9am – 4pm – Problem Solving

Thursday 30th May 10am – 4pm – Interactive sessions with guests

Friday 31st May 9am 5pm – Day trip to Adventure Island (Southend)

Tuesday and Wednesday are mandatory days as part of the Young Leaders for Safer Cities qualification.

In order for young people to attend the Day Trip on Friday it is mandatory that they attend all three days of the enrichment week. The trip will also have a cost of £5 per person which must be paid by 18th of May 2019.

To express interest please confirm your child can attend on the form below.

It gives us great pleasure to share our latest Voyage Newsletter. The Newsletter is our way of updating young people, families, teachers, referral partners and our amazing funders and donors about our work and progress. If you have any ideas for stories you think we should include feel feee to make contact with us.

Happy reading.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

What is StreetDoctors?

StreetDoctors is a volunteering organisation with young healthcare students. We think young people have the potential to be life-savers in their communities, so we volunteer to teach you how to help someone who may be bleeding or who has collapsed.

What is StepWise?

StepWise is a programme where you will:

  • Learn life-saving skills
  • Acquire a First Aid At Work one day course accreditation
  • Hear about careers in healthcare
  • Teach other young people alongside StreetDoctors volunteers

PLUS there will be

  • Snacks
  • Certificates
  • Fulfilling weekend activities

Important dates for your dairy

STEP ONE SESSIONS

Wednesday 27th March 17:15 to 18:45            Learn what to do when someone is bleeding and when someone is unconscious

Saturday 30th March 10:00 to 17:00                 Gain a one day First Aid at Work Accreditation

Saturday 6th April 13:00 to 16:00                       Learn about healthcare careers and how to use medical equipment

STEP TWO SESSIONS

Saturday 27th April 11:00 to 17:00                    Training for how to deliver StreetDoctors sessions

May to June 2019                                               Co-deliver four StreetDoctors sessions with volunteers within Hackney

 

Voyage is proud to announce it is teaming up with Phirst CV Digital to encourage our graduates access the world of work and unique opportunities for higher education. Our Digital Apprentice workshop takes place on

Tuesday 19th March 2019

6pm – 8pm

Hackney Community College

Phirst Digital CV will set out how young people can gain valuable experience and insight into one of London biggest international companies and get the support to access a number of amazing opportunities that will lead to paid employment. If you are interested in Tech and becoming a digital apprentice with a starting salary of £15,500 per year please make sure you come along to hear more. For the selected graduates of Voyage you will receive regular support to make the application and participate in ongoing training and development. All you need is to be over 16 years, have a strong interest in tech and possess a minimum level 2 qualification.

Please make sure you sign up and let us know your coming by completing the sign up form below..

We look forward to seeing you.

Voyage wishes to thank all the participants who attended Lithuania for 5 days (1st Feb – 6th Feb) to engage in our amazing EU collaboration project – Climb Over.

Voyage chose to share this opportunity to share wider dialogue on the importance of engaging young offenders in youth work approaches with our partners from three youth organisations from Hackney East London. Our guest were

  • Sam Bosede from Wickers Youth Charity
  • Keeley Bennet from Hackney Marsh Partnership
  • Michaela Rodney from Hackney CVS

We are grateful to work alongside our EU partners in Liverpool, Lithuania and Croatia to explore these issues, share best practice and bring about a better environment to help young people who offend to climb over.

See short film below:

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.