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LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES

Young Leaders for Safer Cities (YLfSC)

A BTEC level ii course created by Voyage’s cohort of facilitators and community leaders is designed to support young people who are at risk of being marginalized due to challenging behaviour, damaging relationships and poor engagement with school. Through 100 hours of teaching at weekend, Safer City participants are challenged to understand the nuanced aspects of their community and surroundings, develop critical thinking skills and build confidence to inspire a lasting change in both the participants and the wider community

  1. Students create a presentation and present this to their peers to receive the award.

  2. Access is by school referral or Voyage website

  3. Course starts in March most years lasting for 10 weeks

  4. Support young people achieving education outcomes at school

  5. Young Leaders are Voyage BTEC accredited courses requiring a solid commitment.

  6. Available to schools, community groups and concerned parents

Young Leaders for Safe Cities

Young Leaders for Sustainable Cities

Our newest BTEC level ii course, created and designed by a team of environmental sector professionals, young people and our lived experienced tutors. Our Sustainable Cities course is designed to encourage young people at risk of being marginalised due to challenging behaviour, damaging relationships and poor engagement with school. Through over 100 hours of structured teaching during weekends, Sustainable City participants are encouraged to take a deep dive into environmental challenges, climate injustices and global majority perspectives.

  1. Students create a presentation and present this to their peers to receive the award.

  2. Access is by school referral or Voyage website

  3. Course starts in March most years lasting for 10 weeks

  4. Support young people achieving education outcomes at school

  5. Young Leaders are Voyage BTEC accredited courses requiring a solid commitment.

  6. Available to schools, community groups and concerned parents

Young Leaders for Sustainable Cities

Young Leaders for Smart Cities

Voyage is currently exploring the development and production of this new course. This course will complete Voyage trinity of leadership Courses helping Voyage to explore national expansion possibilities.

Young Leaders for Smart Cities

Leadership Academy

As a follow up to our leadership Courses Voyage offers young people access to an annually ran Leadership Academy designed to deepen relationships with peers, the Voyage team and our partners. Sessions run at weekend, half term and holiday periods. We focus on progression and access to opportunity encouraging young people to develop a deeper world view. We encourage this through introductions to professionals from environmental agencies/ corporate companies, higher educational institutes whilst helping young people sustain positive progress at home, school and in their communities.

We aim to encourage young people to undertake volunteering, work experience and internships intensifying our work each year.

Leadership Academy

COMMUNITY SAFETY AND LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS - KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Know Your Rights Workshop:

A flexible series of workshops for schools, colleges and community organisation to spread knowledge of UK laws and police operations. We believe these procedures drive a wedge between young people from all backgrounds and the police and we want to change that.

Voyage Know your Rights Workshops cover the three core themes of PSHE education: health and well being, relationships and living in the wider world. Our workshops are always individually tailored to  a broad range of audiences which include teachers, youth workers, social/ community workers and young people.

Workshops can be delivered as part of teacher inset days,  delivered over a series of sessions and for young people in assemblies or classroom sessions for both targeted and mainstream cohorts. They are appropriate for girls and boys aged 13-16 years.

Stop and Search Workshops

Stop and Search and Joint Enterprise Workshops:

A powerful range of workshops delivered in schools, colleges and in community settings guiding young people of all ethnicities through various policing and gang based scenarios. We use role play, film and discussions to help young people to improve their reactions, decisions and choices. We aim to change young people’s attitudes when their power is being challenged and their associations can be compromising.

Joint Enterprise Workshops

Reducing Violent Crime:

A flexible and expandable workshop exploring the issue of violence in our communities. Our workshops are designed for schools, colleges and community organisations who wish to understand how to counter and reduce knife crime and other forms of grooming, exploitation and youth violence.

County lines and going county

Emotional Intelligence:

An adaptable series of powerful and interactive workshops framing tailored discussions helping young people think about themselves and how they are perceived. We encourage young people to understand themselves and others through discussion film, media and music in order to challenge self notions.

Self Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

VOYAGE HORIZONS

Horizons

VOYAGE offers a structured yet flexible and adaptable course to assist those aged 16 and over who are deemed vulnerable, at risk of re-offending or are on managed exclusions. Most young people have limited educational options and we aim to correct that. We offer a 10 sessions delivered weekly or through an intensive 3 - 5 day programme with optional mentoring to follow. We screen young people before starting the course to determine suitability. Screening helps to fine tune our workshops inline with the needs expressed by young people and determine commitment and readiness.

Young people who complete the course show significantly reduced levels of re-offending patterns and behaviour, greater levels of emotional intelligence and resilience to peer pressure.

Most show improved attitudes to study, work and those in positions of authority and, as a result, improved career prospects.

Horizons

Horizons Plus

Voyage has learnt to integrate Horizons with a mix of vocational programmes linked to specific employment industries. Voyage has done this to encourage programme participants to emerge with both hard and soft skills helping them secure employment opportunities and they progress from our workshops.

Voyage is focusing Horizons Plus through a co-production model bringing creative, environmental, construction and retrofit companies together to build a stronger pathway toward employment for disadvantaged young people.

Horizon and Horizons Plus workshops are delivered from New City College but can be ran in any location across London.

Horizons Plus

MENTORING

Voyage offers mentoring to strengthen its young people and deepen relations with our supportive partners.

The young people who attend our Leadership programmes are students and Voyage graduates who live and attend school in some of London’s more challenging Boroughs. We consider the young people living in these areas as vulnerable due to the often negative behaviours that they can be exposed to on a regular basis as it is where they live and go school.

Voyage mentoring

Our Mentoring Program

Mentoring is best offered weekly for 1 hour over a 6 month period  ideally, but we have seen amazing impacts in 3 months and  transformations in 12 months.

Mentors will meet up with young people on a weekly or bi weekly basis during term time (September to June).

So it is important both mentors and mentees following our on boarding phases set out below:

Phase 1:- Fact finding and Safeguarding

The process begins by us gathering information on both mentees and mentors via a survey. All relevant information shared will be treated in line with GDPR guidelines and stored on our central data base controlled by Voyage, and is not accessed by any other external party. All mentors complete DBS checks before they are introduced to young people.

Phase 2:- Screening, training & Introductions

Following this we will begin to scrutinise the information gathered. This process will allow us to see what areas the mentor and mentee appear to be similar. Mentors and mentors are invited to participate in training to learn about how to mentor and mentee effectively. Training becomes an opportunity to introduce young people to professionals. Pairing is always done with the intention of ensuring comfortably between a mentor and mentee to allow success.

Phase 3:- Matching and Pairing

After introductions we invite both parties either virtually or in person to conduct a meeting with Voyage staff present. This will be done in an informal manner, just to let the mentee be aware of who they are being paired with. It is also a chance for mentors, to see their mentee and start an initial conversation. Having a Voyage member of staff present helps to ensure a positive exchange and observe how well the pair gel together.

Phase 4: Mentoring Starts

After the initial meeting, and once everything has been finalized, mentoring sessions can begin! This will allow you to introduce yourself to your mentee in more depth and for your mentee to get to know you. As weeks proceed, momentum will be picked up and your mentee and both parties should begin to feel more comfortable with one another.

Intersted in becoming a Mentor for Young People?

Voyage has developed a mentoring scheme to improve retention and provide greater guidance and support to our young leaders. Mentoring increase our young leaders understanding of different industry areas, enabling them to mitigate adult life productivity and successfully. Sign up to volunteer with us here.

If you are a young person please follow the survey links below to register interest:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Q2R78LF

VOLUNTEER WITH VOYAGE
Mentor for Young People

Empowering Young Black People in London

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