These are some amazing stats from the USA. Its clear that without an education in the US you are more than likely to end up in prison and with a criminal background you will struggle to stay employed. The message is to stay in school and increase your chances of success in life.

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Catch it if you can –  Ken Hinds speaks to Station FMs DJ Kiethly and Kandiva this Sunday to discuss stop and search and its impacts in the community. Make sure you tune into 89.8FM.

Sign up for this very important event by clicking here.

Part one of a two part intensive mobilisation and leadership programme specifically aimed at individuals, community organisers and small community organisation who want:

  • Access to the same skills normally reserved for policy makers and multi-million pound service providers
  • Access to the best information and evidence regarding effective solutions, and
  • To develop meaningful partnerships with other community organisers that scope, create and scale for social action

The event is specifically targeting those people – both young and old – in our communities who really want to make a difference and who have the passion and some time to contribute to ending the violence by creating opportunities for change.

  • ASDAN accreditation is available at an additional administrative cost provided individuals submit evidence of follow up learning.

Voyage welcomes its new cohort of young leaders from over 6 inner London boroughs. 100 year 9 students signed up to participate in Voyage Young Leaders for Safer Cities (YLFSC). To date students have participated  in a 2 day induction programme, a university visit and a fun filled residential weekend. Young leaders are now gearing up for their taught sessions starting on 26th September 2015. To support and enhance our programme Voyage has successfully engaged external organisations to help animate some of its taught subjects. Voyage looks forward to empowering young people with more knowledge from those in the know.

VOYAGE is excited to be working alongside Choice Consortium to develop a conference and information session we are calling Change is Coming. Like Choice VOYAGE wants to develop solutions to reduce offending and reoffending by become part of a new commercial supply chain of partners who can offer relevant solutions to the CRCs rolling out nationally. This event is the first of a series to generate awareness, enthusiasm and interest in these opportunities and what we could do in order to access opportunities through coordinated and joint action.

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Having delivered our YLFSC and Horizons leadership programmes across 16 inner London boroughs over the last 14 years its now time VOYAGE extended its reach to edges of outer London and into new towns and cities more nationally. As part of this drive VOYAGE is finding new partners, looking for new affordable places to deliver and whilst driving this forward it will continue to deliver excellence and provide first class progression opportunities in all boroughs, towns and cities we work in.

Whilst we forge ahead expanding operations and building strategic links VOYAGE must ensure it gears up and builds capacity, brings up to date teaching resources and utilises its virtual learning tool (MOODLE) to meet new demand for a new generation. VOYAGE is committed to ensuring it delivers quality as part of its working standards and at all cost maintain the much needed inspiration and energy to continue to successfully empower, transform and sustain young lives and create positive futures for our young people.

VOYAGE is committing additional time and resources to:

  1. develop new partners to enrich and enliven our educational programmes
  2. strengthen our existing pool of talented tutors to ensure compliance and quality remain at our heart
  3. recruiting new tutors by hosting our first training seminar for those that want to join us support our mission.

Our first training day for learning about delivering our unique YLFSC programme is taking place on Saturday the 4th July 2015 at our offices in CAN Mezzanine 49 – 51 East Road, London N16ah taking place from 10am – 4pm. Training sessions will be free but trainees are expected to take part in the YLFSC shadowing programme starting in September 2015.

If you are interested please send expressions of interest on the link below and if you require further information just contact us by clicking.

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VOYAGE is offering 2 6 month internship/ work experience placements for ex graduates to assist the management of our Young Leaders For Safer Cities programme starting in August and the development of our new YBPA programme called Move on Up (MOU). Benefits include travel, lunch expenses, excellent travel opportunities to Wales for a fantastic weekend residential and a great CV to boost  education and job potential.

You will play a lead coordination role estblishing plans for our MOU programme as well as managing the delivery of our innovative young leadership programme for 2015. The YLFSC programme consists of a two day induction programme in Hackney in late August, visits to City university, 2 day residential in wales, participating in the training course and assistance for our graduation event in City hall in December 2015. We are seeking passionate, bright and committed young people so if this sounds like you simply send an expression of interest or just get in touch with Isata for more info.

Why not join us at our YBPA gathering this saturday 18th April 2015 in East Road off Old Street London N16AH at 2pm.

The YBPA session will be facilitated by David Okoro hosting sessions on various policy conversations and helping you to prepare for your next steps – be it college, university or the world of work.

David will be joined by Stacey Moore an Educational Psychologist conducting research on identity development. we will be paying travel expenses and providing lunch so we need to hear from you.

Please confirm your attendance to Giuseppe by email

A text reminder will be sent on Friday and we are also emailing your parents. For any further information or enquiries kindly contact us

were we aim to keep you connected whilst imparting important information that is designed to assist and progress your skills, abilities and confidence.

On behalf of our Trustees I want to you to help me welcome Giuseppe Vacarro our YBPA coordinator hailing all the way from sunny Brent. Giuseppe brings a huge amount of experience as a play, youth and community worker and is a qualified Football coach and first aider. Giuseppe’s main mission with us at VOYAGE is to network with our past and present graduates and link them to initiatives that help progress young people toward positive and progressive futures. Make contact with Giuseppe at