Presentations & Communicator
Alex is passionate about creating and building something that can have a large and long lasting impact on young people in England, to see a generation of youth rise up and take ownership for their future.
Alex runs the IDENTITY presentation; developing a sense of positive identity is an essential part of growing up. This process defines how a child feels about him or herself, how he or she treats the people around them, and the goals he or she pursues.
Yet society sends today’s youth messages about identity that can lead to depression, anxiety and many other psychological and social problems. This presentation strengthens young people to win the identity battle by encouraging them in their unique value, filling them with confidence to pursue their dreams, and helping them to embrace the individuality in others too.
A bit about Alex
Home Town: Bolney, West Sussex (Middle of nowhere)
Favorite subject at school: PE
Biggest memory/moment from your school days:
The community and friendships made are unforgettable
Why do you want to help young people?
I have two older brothers and they have always been encouraging and inspiring role models to me. As I grew up with their support I realised there are many young people who do not have role models or support when times get hard. I want to be a support to the emerging generation by being a positive role model like I had growing up.
When did you realise you wanted to help young people?
From the age of about 15. Although I definitely didn’t have it all together, I knew I had something to offer people younger than myself even if I wasn’t sure exactly what.
What experience have you had communicating and supporting young people in and out of schools?
At the age of 18 I gave a year to serve the youth in Watford through schools and community projects, this was all focused on building quality relationships and giving support to young people in need.
I then moved to Oxford to undertake a degree in Schools, Youth and Community work with practical Theology. Throughout this degree I was working for Oxford Youth Works a schools mentoring in schools and supporting young people and their families through community action projects.
Once in Oxford I moved to London to be a part of Hillsong Church London where I received experience speaking and communicating to large groups of young people. It was at Hillsong Church London where I heard about ICARE Revolution and because of my previous experience I could not stay away.
What were the biggest impacts on your life growing up?
My family, particularly my Dad, Step-dad and two older brothers.
What is your vision for the next 5 years?
I dream of reaching and communicating to over 100,000 young people to help them get the most out of their life. I see a generation who love to attend school and have the confidence to create healthy relationships, where young people are at peace to enjoy and love the people and the environment they live. I envision a city wide community of young people that are connected by their hunger for an inspiring and impacting life.
If you could give 1 tip to a young person what would it be?
Seize the day.
This is something my Step-dad said to me as I left each day for school. Make the most of each day, the quest is to make it better than the day before.
If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
Teleportation. Go wherever you want, whenever you want. And no more London traffic.