Dear friend, colleague and young leader
As of 6th January 2021, we entered another national Lockdown. Despite the lockdown we would like to assure all our young people that Voyage remains committed to conducting its usual delivery of services (Youth Advisory Board, peer projects, mentoring and mental health projects) but mainly online. In addition to this we will also be offering young people online support sessions (Zoom Hang Outs) so please stay connected and look out for text, emails and invites from our youth team.
We wish to use this email to let you know that we are still on-boarding corporate companies, mentors, amazing work experience opportunities and many many paid opportunities. Some of these will be available over lockdown and will serve to prepare young people for planned corporate work experience opportunities starting in June/ July.
To encourage young leaders to stay connected Voyage has booked a huge residential to Normandy in France taking place in mid July. This trip will available for up to 40 Voyage graduates who have signed up and participate regularly over the coming weeks/ months.
In order to ensure the appropriate staffing levels at all of our planned sessions we need you to confirm what your (young people’s) preferences are in terms of what days and amount of time they wish to commit to us. This will aid our planning purposes so please complete the following short survey:
Complete our online survey HERE – takes one minute.
In relation to more focused face to face work and balancing COVID19 risks we will continue to monitor the changing situation but it is likely we may ask you to join some sessions in person. In these cases, we will be following the National Youth Agency guidelines for support group sessions indoors with vulnerable young people (consistent with social distancing guidelines). Again please watch out for this. These changes are effective immediately and will be reviewed dependent on guidelines and any updated measures on youth work services (provided by the National Youth Agency).
In the meantime we encourage all our young people and their families to stay safe in these testing times so please reach out if you feel you are in need.
Please visit our website for information about new developments and how we make accessible in these troubling times.
Thank you for your continued support.
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