Our Team

Stephen Griffith

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen has been at CYP for over 15 years, starting initially as a youth worker, then becoming our Project Director and now, is our Chief Executive Officer.
Stephen works primarily on developing our youth programmes and supporting young people, as well as liaising with other local clubs, businesses and authorities. In 2019, he won an Islington Mayor’s Civic Award.

E-mail: stephen@cyproject.org
Phone: 07921467207
Working Days:
Monday – Friday

Theo Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

Theo is also our Company Secretary and has been at CYP since 2006. She manages all our finances including spend against budget reports, cash flow forecasts,  and payroll. In addition to applying for grants & funding, and reporting to our funders & trustees. She also provides support to our Property & Admin Manager.

E-mail: theo@cyproject.org
Phone: 07852259051
Working Days:
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Chelsea Sabine

Outreach Worker & Youth Worker

Chelsea first joined CYP as a member back when he was 12 years old. Since then he has progressed to be a mentor and is now a fully fledged youth worker.

E-mail: chelsea@cyproject.org
Working Days:
Monday – Friday

Sombo Dakowah

Employability & Enterprise Worker

Sombo supports young people to apply for jobs and to prepare their mindset for the world of work, as well as helping them to gain qualifications. Sombo has helped countless young people with their CV over her years working and volunteering at CYP.

E-mail: sombo@cyproject.org
Phone: 07957235176
Working Days:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Sue Russell

Property & Administration Manager

Sue presently oversees CYP’s daily operations and logistics. She looks after the volunteering division, keeping our funders up to date with reports on the project’s progression. 

E-mail: sue@cyproject.org
Phone: 020 7278 7400
Working Days:
Wednesday & Friday

Gillian Ofori-Nyarko

Website & Communications Officer

Gillian manages the marketing content for our communication channels. She posts all our news updates and job vacancies to the website and social media outlets.

E-mail: gillian@cyproject.org
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Kyle Kidd

Youth Worker

Kyle started out as a CYP member, and eventually worked his way to becoming a youth worker. He has worked with young people for over ten years ranging from youth work, playwork, football coaching and being a P.E teacher. 

E-mail: kyle@cyproject.org
Working Days:
Monday & Thursday

Peter Sogbodjor

Youth Worker

Peter has been working with CYP since the very beginning as a youth worker; primarily focusing on the sports side of things. He currently managers our senior football team CYPFC and coaches boys football. 

E-mail: peter@cyproject.org
Working Days:
Tuesday & Friday

Anthony Ikenwe 

Youth Worker

Anthony is another CYP member turned youth worker. Anthony has an extensive background in youth work; from delivering poetry workshops in schools to working as an SEN assistant. 

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Phil Wilkins

Youth Worker

As a professional musician, Phil has a keen interest in helping our young people gain confidence and learn new skills in the CYP studio. In his fifteen years at CYP, he has helped countless young people flourish in music.

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Ollie Holder

Theraputic Youth Worker

Ollie is our Therapeutic Youth Worker. He has worked with young people for over 15 years across a wide range of settings including, primary and secondary schools, post-16 provisions, PRU’s, SEN provisions and charities. He is a qualified counsellor having trained in person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour therapy.

E-mail: ollie@cyproject.org
Phone: 07506290421
Working Days:
Monday – Friday