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.

Voyage wishes to use this opportunity to thank our amazing partners at Ubele Initiative for welcoming us and facilitating and supporting our young leaders to act as Volunteers. Our volunteers arrived early to open up and launch the Wolves Lane Festive Market which took place on Sunday 9th December 2018. The Festive Market was a second for the Wolves Lane Horticultural Centre who have been successful at raising funds for their solar power project which was also supported by Voyage graduates and London top MC Jhus.

We are so grateful to Ubele’s Yvonne, Aisha, Gina, Anita, Ahmed and Robbie who acted as project support and were on hand to guide our graduates whilst they undertook the following roles

  • Setting up a market space
  • Setting up the Ubele Stall and being a stallholder
  • Helping  the consortium partners of Wolves Lane
  • DJ host, selecting music for the event.

Our young leaders thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were able to make a significant contribution to the Wolves Lane community in Haringey. Their enthusiasm and dedication created a smooth working atmosphere, which was well received with the local people that they encountered.

The event provided an excellent backdrop and test bed to Voyages wider plans to offer and embed volunteering opportunities to our graduates. We believe getting our young people into volunteering will not only make them more viable to higher education institutes and employers it will also inspire them to become more socially minded by giving back and transforming the narrative about how young people are perceived.

Once again our best wishes to Ubele and the Wolves Lane consortium at the Horticultural Centre and welcome more partners to help us raise the bar for youth leadership in London.

Young Leaders for Safer Cities 2019

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Young Leaders for Safer Cities programme for 2019.

We are now reaching out to schools and community organisations that may wish to refer young people age 14 – 15 years to our YLFSC Course, starting in April 2019. We aim to recruit young people through school assemblies and community presentations. Our programme is ran From Hackney Community College here so if your young people are within reasonable travelable distance to our location here in Hackney Community College, just sign up on the link below.

The programme starts with a 3 day induction programme on 8th April- 10th April 2019 here at the college in the Easter Holiday and culminates in young people taking part in amazing leadership residential weekend at Kingswood. This is designed to give young people a great understanding of the programme, get to know our tutors and bond with their peers before lessons start in earnest on 27th April 2019. Young people are expected to participate in structured lessons 9am two Saturdays per month exploring Leadership, power & race, Political Literacy, Violent crime, Stop and Search, Understanding the Media, Problem Solving and presentation skills.

We have a dedicated period for young people to take part in social action projects with our employment and charitable partners where young people gain  vocational skills and begin to explore careers and employment pathways before presenting their solutions to their peers. The programme ends with an amazing  Graduation ceremony on the19th July 2019. Everyone including teachers and parents are welcome to attend.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

https://goo.gl/forms/V9AF7MBka45HnLAA2

 

We are pleased to announce a start of our successful South Hackney Leadership Academy with the kind and generous help and leadership from our amazing partners. From the end of September Voyage will be working with the Hackney based Street Doctors team delivering an amazing First Aid programme and piloting their peer to peer programme training up young people to help others. we are also working with Emilia Teglia – helping our students obtain Bronze Arts Awards which is supported by a visit to see a live theatre show called Misty. We also grateful to be working with Janet Hills and her team from the Black Police Association to develop an amazing research project designed to reshape the role of Black Police officers in London and beyond.

We write to thank them for making this happen as we would not be able to do it without their kind support.

 Here are some important dates to remember for our students sign up.

Theatre Trip: Saturday 13th October 2018 at Trafalgar studios [2:30pm] But we will be meeting at the College at 12:00pm then making our way there together

Black Police Association AGM event: Monday 29 October 2018 at Empress State Building, London SW6 1TR. School teachers will be written too to make this happen.

Street Doctors Graduation: Saturday 1st December 2018 [Time tbc]

VOYAGE TEAM

 

 

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 ajoa@voyageyouth.com 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