The Team

Mike Andrea

Aspirations Centre Team Leader

Mike started out by planting The Pipeline Youth Initiative and innovate many of the projects we deliver that impact our community. Believing in a gospel of salvation and transformation he went on to establish Global Generation Church and establishing Lark In The Park in Thanet which is a free 10 day community event that runs every summer.

Tony Williams

Aspire Study Tutor

I have worked within the Aspire Projects for many years. I have achieved my PTLLS and Level 3 Assessing Vocational Achievement. I work within the academic year study programme teaching vocational studies and specialising in construction.

Andrew Watt

Aspire Educational Manager/Study tutor

I have worked within the Aspire programme for 3 years. Currently I am the Educational Manager for the Aspirations Healthy Living Centre, working mainly within the academic year Study Programme which focuses on young people achieving Functional Skills, Maths and English alongside a vocational qualification.

Jo Issott

Aspire Study Programme Learning Support Assistant / Safeguarding Officer

Learning support assistant for the academic year aspire study programme, as well as progression officer for all Aspire courses in the centre. I really enjoy working with young people and inspiring them. I enjoy doing creative art in my spare time. I am also now the Safeguarding officer for Aspire and the projects that we run from our Healthy Living Centre.

Jamie Brown

Aspire Study Programme Learning Support Assistant

Learning support assistant for the academic year Aspire Study programme and team leader of Hang10, a community youth project in Thanet. I am passionate about raising aspirations of youth in this area! I love sport, especially football

James Issott

Aspirations Operational Manager / Aspire Streamline Lead Tutor

James has been working with young people in Thanet since the age of 18 and have a real passion to see them reach their full potential in whatever area of life they want to go in to as well as to see them grow in the gifting’s and skills that they have. James is in charge of our Aspire Streamline course, is Operations manager for the Aspirations Healthy Living Centre and is one of the Co-managers for the centre itself; overseeing all of the projects and outside agencies that are running.

Steve Carley

Aspire Homeless Project Team Leader

Steve is a qualified teacher with a real passion for people to achieve their full potential, whatever needs they may have. He enjoys drama and performing arts. Steve has been working within our Homeless project for the last 3 years and has a real passion for helping people in need. Steve currently manages our Aspire Homeless project which runs a cohort on a Tuesday and a Drop-in Cafe on a Friday.

Chris Joy

Glo Community Hub Manager

Chris is our Glo Community Hub Manager and is in charge of everything that happens operationally at our second Hub based in Ramsgate. The Glo Community Hub runs on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am – 2pm.

Ryan Hunt

Aspire Homeless Outreach Team Leader

Ryan joined the Aspire Homeless team as an Outreach Worker. His role offers support and advice to homeless people on the streets of Thanet often acting as the first point of contact.

Sarah Butler

Aspirations Partnership Manager

Sarah has recently joined the Aspirations Centre team and manages the partnerships that are held within the Aspirations Healthy Living Centre. Sarah is one of the co-managers of the Aspirations Healthy Living Centre and is involved with the overall management of the projects and groups that run within the centre itself.