Mike Evans I am an experienced and fully qualified educator with a demonstrated history of working in all areas of teaching and learning. For over 4 years I have taught maths within a secondary school setting but after much deliberation made the big decision to walk away from mainstream teaching. The reason I left lies fundamentally with my reason for going into teaching in the first place, I felt I could no longer make a positive difference to the lives of young people in that setting. However, through leaving, I found TwentyTwenty which is the perfect setting for me. I feel incredibly privileged to be given the opportunity to work at TwentyTwenty, a charity that gives disengaged and disadvantaged young people the right personalised opportunities and support to reach their goals. A core ethos in tune with my own heart. I feel I can make a real difference working here and am excited to be part of such a brilliant team. I am committed to working with young people to develop, prepare and inspire them to become confident, well-rounded people, able to contribute to society, achieve high personal goals and reach their potential. At the end of my time in school I received the ‘School’s Ambassador’s Award’ which recognised my character and behaviour as a role model to my peers – I have carried that same attitude with me throughout my life and I now hope to be a role model to new generations in the future. In my personal life, I love sport and keeping fit and often take the opportunity to give new sports a go. I have tried my hand at lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, snowboarding and even wheelchair basketball to name a few. I am also a self-taught guitarist have a love for music which has always played a big part in my life. I especially enjoy movies, cooking, travelling and investing time into my family and friendships. Finally, I love meeting new people, taking on new challenges and trying new things.