Akos is passionate about creating fun, open, and inclusive spaces for young people.
One of her proudest achievements is contributing to building a school in Ghana!
Programme Officer & Facilitator
Amaarah is a part time facilitator who loves incorporating her background in theatre to deliver fun, inspiring workshops.
Her favourite past time is sitting cross-legged with a good show (probably The Office) and a great meal.
Workshop Coordinator & Facilitator
Angel has been in all different fields such as administration, project management, and youth work.
Her claim to fame is that she hosts and does public speaking at certain events.
Azzees enjoys influencing positive change and problem-solving.
Her claim to fame is as an extra in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. She is unsure if her arm made the cut because she still hasn’t seen the movie.
Carl is a passionate speaker, leader and facilitator.
His claim to fame is that he was the lead role in his year 6 play – playing Captain Tor is one of his greatest achievements!
Chris has worked in marketing for the past 15 years, and his claim to fame is that he once fist-bumped Madonna.
Digital Communications & Marketing Manager
Dilveena is a caring and motivated leader with over 10 years experience in program management.
She loves to dance and has performed in some great places such as Birmingham’s Town Hall and Alexandra Theatre!
Senior Programme Manager
Frazer is an experienced facilitator and resource developer who enjoys finding new ways to engage young people.
His claim to fame is hugging and getting his hair ruffled by Fatboy Slim at a Brighton & Hove Albion match!
Curriculum & Facilitator Lead
Jasmine has supported young people in various settings for the past 13 years.
An avid reader, musician and Chelsea fan, her claim to fame is performing as a dancing nurse for the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.
Meera has previously worked in administration, retail and fundraising and is now loving life as a Programme Officer.
Her claim to fame is dancing in a S Club Juniors music video when she was 12!
Momodou loves numbers and uses them to tell stories about how well 2-3 Degrees is doing financially.
Oyin doesn’t have a fun fact because she thinks her entire life is fun, funny and full of joy!
And that’s what she loves doing, both at work and in her personal life: helping people find joy again in their lives.
Rory brings a creative problem-solving mindset to the team.
Outside of work, Rory is a musician and a huge West Ham fan. Come on you Irons! ⚒
Savannah has dedicated her career to international education and the charity sector, driven by a passion for education, work, culture, and youth empowerment.
Fun fact: She loves trying new things, planning outdoor adventures and travelling!
Facilitator and Curriculum Officer
Tamanna has been working at 2-3 Degrees for five years and started her career as an intern at the organisation as their first ever employee.
She was devastated when she discovered that she was allergic to her favourite fruit, strawberries, at the age of 12.
Business Development Manager
Our advisory board is composed of experts in the fields of business, education and government policy. It includes consultants, directors and trustees - many with a specialist background in youth policy, fundraising and mentoring. They meet with our senior directors on a monthly basis to review our growth as a social enterprise and offer their unique guidance and support.
Richard has a wealth of experience in charities, social enterprises, and subsidiary companies.
Semi-retired, he is CEO of the Honorary Treasurers Forum a trustee of two charities and founder of
He supports 2-3 Degrees because of the superb work they do helping young people in the Forgotten Middle.
Julia currently works as a Programme Manager at the LSE and has worked in various Higher Education and EdTech companies for the past 9 years in London, Senegal and Vietnam.
She is passionate about supporting young people to fulfil their potential which is why she loves being a part of 2-3 Degrees!
James is founder and Director of ‘Young Voices Heard’ which aims to mobilise youth voice and influence in society.
Campaigner, consultant, fundraiser, Youth Policy Advisor and mentor. Former CEO of the British Youth Council/UK Youth Parliament, and Head of Dept. at Prince’s Trust.
“2-3 Degrees believes in young people. It represents hope for their future, empowering them to believe in themselves, to thrive in society for the benefit of all.”
Jo Ellen, a psychotherapist, is a founder of Impact Factory, a professional personal development company. A Civil Rights activist in the USA, she continues to do anti-racism work.
Her purpose is enabling others to be the best they can be, which is why she is committed to the exceptional work of 2-3 Degrees.
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Jo Ellen Grzyb
Inside the facilitator team is where the magic happens! They pride themselves on fun, engaging and dynamic delivery with young people, and they are responsible for ensuring the young person’s experience is inspiring, motivational and worthwhile.
When coming to our workshops, these are some of the smiley faces you will meet:
Meet Frazer, our Facilitator and Curriculum Lead. Originally from Nottingham, Frazer started his career by qualifying and practising as a primary school teacher in Yorkshire. From there, he developed his facilitation experience in roles across London and the south coast, delivering workshops and programmes to young people and professionals across a variety of education and professional settings. Frazer is passionate about creating and delivering workshops that are tactile and dynamic, drawing on his own experiences as a part of the forgotten middle to help young people to develop their personal development skills. Favourite music genre: Indie Rock Favourite word: Idiosyncrasies Favourite icebreaker: Splategories
Meet Amaarah, our Workshop Coordinator and Facilitator. Based in South East London, Amaarah has worked across the country amplifying the voices of young people and adults in every way she can. Alongside her work at 2-3 Degrees, she works as a freelance host, producer and actress. Amaarah is passionate about creating open, engaging spaces where young people can learn from each other and develop who they are. Her favourite word is fun. She believes that people learn best when they’re enjoying themselves and carries this into every workshop. Favourite music genre: Neo Soul Favourite word: Onomatopoeic Favourite game: Zip Zap Boing
Meet Akos, our Programme Officer and Facilitator. Based in North London, Akos has gained over 8 years of experience working with young people in the UK and internationally. Akos began her career journey with young people curating and delivering programmes to underprivileged children in Ghana, and has since gone on to use her lived experiences to work with a variety of young people to develop their social action and personal development skills. Akos is passionate about creating open, inclusive and safe spaces for young people to express who they are in their most authentic way. She believes that every young person has a powerful voice and story, and that self belief can be their superpower. Favourite music genre: 90’s R&B Favourite word: Quel que fois (sometimes in french) Favourite game: Bing, Bang, Bop
Meet Carl, our CEO and co-founder. With Ghanaian heritage, Carl was born and bred in South East London, and has over a decade of experience when it comes to working with young people. He is a mentor, speaker and, most recently, was recognised by HRH Queen in the 2020 New Years Honours List with a BEM for his contributions to disadvantaged young people during the pandemic. Carl has delivered two TEDx talks, (TEDx Whitehall Women 2015 & TEDx Peckham 2017) and loves delivering engaging and fun workshops that inspire young people to grow in key personal development areas such as leadership, identity and learning how to deal with failure. Although Carl doesn’t get to deliver as many sessions as he used to, he still loves it when he gets the opportunity to do what he does best! Favourite music genre: Gospel & Hip Hop/Rap Favourite word: Specificities Favourite icebreaker: Word Association
Meet Azzees, co-founder and COO of 2-3 Degrees. Azzees grew up in East London and went to University in Coventry to study International Relationships and Politics. She is an experienced speaker and has been featured on ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and Sky News where she has generally spoken out on issues related to politics, young people, social and racial equalities. Azzees was a Political Advisor and Researcher to senior elected politicians in the Greater London Authority for over three years, covering London’s housing, policing and the economy portfolio. She moved on to become an Area Manager in the Housing and Land team, working to unlock large housing and transport projects. She also volunteered as a committee member in the staff equality diversity and inclusion group. Azzees is passionate about problem solving and uses her skill-set to help 2-3 Degrees improve its efficiency and operations. On the odd occasion when Azzees gets into a room to facilitate young people or employers she provides a dynamic, passionate and highly engaging experience! Favourite TV genre: Reality shows and thrillers Favourite food: Any apple dessert Favourite icebreaker: Numbers