Programs & Services
Our goal at Voyage is to provide our youth with exposure and opportunities to the world outside of their immediate environment to increase educational, personal, and professional success. Although our goal is to empower youth to be successful, we believe that we cannot empower youth without also empowering their families and the communities in which they live. Therefore, Voyage takes a public health, community-based approach by providing wrap-around family case management services for the students we serve, which are centered around the CDC's social-ecological framework and social determinants of health.
Summer Jobs Program
In partnership with Kids Making It, the Summer Employment Program is an 8-week summer jobs program that provides in-depth workforce development for 14-21-year-old students facing barriers to employment through individualized job skills training, financial literacy classes, career readiness certification, ongoing mentoring, expanding professional networks, and paid work experiences!
Free Afterschool Enrichment Program
Voyage offers 30-45 minutes of reading and/or homework help, a healthy snack, and different weekly enrichments including but not limited to art projects with DREAMS, gardening classes with the University of North Carolina Wilmington, water safety/swim classes with NSEA Swim, Virtual Reality, and more to K-8 students at D.C. Virgo and Creekwood. The structure of this program maximizes exposure to various resources by partnering with agencies with specific expertise(s) in providing our students with the most well-rounded and integrated after-school program possible. In addition, we organize monthly field trips for our kids including but not limited to the aquarium, museums, Carolina Beach State Park, Wrightsville Beach “touch tank,” and more. We want our kids to be exposed to a plethora of enrichments, opportunities, and activities so that they can identify their passions and interests.
In School Community Resource Coordinators
In collaboration with Port City United, Voyage provides Snipes Academy of Arts and Design, Forest Hills Global Elementary, International School at Gregory, and New Hanover High School with Community Resource Coordinators to help students and families receive equitable and easy access to support services.