Jonathan has always had a passion to help and support local youth in developing skills and encouraging expression, and has a wealth of experience in an eclectic range of areas.
Whilst working as a Mentor to SEN students as a part of a school programme, and as a maths tutor to young people from years 7-9, Jonathan also completed a Level 1 Certificate in British Sign Language (BSL) and completed a coaching qualification in Basketball. These skills have helped him become an instrumental figure in different schemes and programmes in churches, youth clubs and schools.
Always active in drama/local theatre, Jonathan went on to lead and direct a local youth theatre production group, and has continued to help nurture talent, as well as develop leadership skills.
Bringing together his ability to lead, guide and direct young people in practical skills, alongside his passion for expressive arts, Jonathan helped form Bridge The Gap Studios. His aim is to help the next generation build strong identities through a creative outlet, and open their minds to allow themselves to learn in in a more effective way.