Reaching Higher Dream Team Mark HobbsCEO (Voluntary) Why RH?RH was born out of a desire to create a space for young people to be encouraged, believed in and crucially to take the lead on projects and influence their generation. Having worked with young people for nearly 20 years I have learnt the key to quality youth engagement is to support, inspire and develop them as leaders and give them space and opportunity to raise up the next generation. The truth is they are the key. We lay the foundation but they build the house. And nothing leaves me more excited than watching a young person stepping out as a leader and inspiring someone else. Random FactI’ve eaten a portion of KFC chips in one mouthful. What would be your superhero power?Create water Jordan Ignatius Strategy & Operations Manager (Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mental Health First Aid Officer) Why RH?I first experienced Reaching Higher as a young person and began to volunteer in schools. It was then that I realised that young people are the very heart of the organisation. Not only this but the desires of young people have shaped what we do as an organisation and being young people led is incredibly important to me as a member of the team. Reaching Higher believes in a youth centred approach in the way in which it works and as result, this is why I choose Reaching Higher as my place of work. Random FactI can walk on my hands ;) What would be your superhero power?Teleportation Pelumi Kesinro Schools Support & Youth Worker Why RH? Random Fact What would be your superhero power? Bryan Nzinga Head of Reaching Higher Football Academy Why RH?The sense of togetherness, the people and freedom to express yourself within your role. I mainly wanted to join Reaching Higher because of their core values of the organisation; compassion, excellence, trust, simplicity and innovation. I felt that I would have the ability to excel with these principles in place. Random FactI fractured my hip during a regional athletic 4x100m relay race. What would be your superhero power?Wolverine Khalifa Jones Head of Theatrical Intervention & Youth Worker (Deputy Safeguarding Lead) Why RH? Random Fact What would be your superhero power? Nicola Coke Logistics & Administration Lead Why RH? I started volunteering with Reaching Higher in 2013 when my daughter first started attending The Outlet. Not only did I see her growing in confidence and begin reaching her potential, Reaching Higher allowed me to develop as a leader too. Almost 6 years on and I still love everything that Reaching Higher is about and what they do. When the opportunity came up to join the team, it was one that I had no hesitation in applying for. I was so happy to get the role that I pretty much burst in to tears on the spot (slightly embarrassing but 100% genuine) I’m proud to be part of such an amazing organisation and hope to be for a good while longer! Random Fact Didn’t go to university until I was 39! (It’s never too late) What would be your superhero power? It would have to be the ability to fly! Dami Olorunnisomo Leadership Lead & Youth Worker (First Aid Officer) Why RH? Random Fact What would be your superhero power? Lawrence Konadu Head of Media & Youth Worker Why RH? Random Fact What would be your superhero power? Renee Jackson Social Media Lead (Voluntary) Why RH? Random Fact What would be your superhero power? Jenai Reid Graphic Design Lead (Voluntary) Why RH? Random Fact What would be your superhero power?