ABOUT

Photography by Marissa Yesin

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Photography by Marissa Yesin

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Photography by Marissa Yesin

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Leo is currently Head of Year 11 at St Ignatius College in Enfield.

 

Leo is one of the UK's leading County Lines trainers and facilitators, who has developed a comprehensive training programme that he delivers in primary and secondary schools, to organisations, churches, practitioners, parents, youth workers and more.  Leo's work in the area of County Lines has gained huge traction, where he has been awarded funding through MOPAC, and the Mayor of London's Young Londoner's Fund.

Leo began working with young people in 2010, where he was first invited to become a volunteer Youth Leader for Jubilee Church London in Enfield.  Over the years, Leo has pastorally supported, and mentored numerous young people, and has proven himself as a positive and influential role model within a church context and the community of Enfield.

In 2017 Leo worked for two years as a Senior Behaviour Supervisor at Chace Community School in Enfield, where he mentored, pastored and and supported a large number of students who were experiencing a variety of school and life challenges.  

In 2019 Leo took on the role as a mentor in Feltham Youth Offenders Institute working for the organisation Roadlight, where he worked with the most challenging, high risk offenders in the country.

 

Leo entered the world of filmmaking in 2020, and in February 2021, he produced and released the BAFTA qualifying short film entitled Step Back. 

 

Step Back has since hit over 2.2 million views and has been accepted into a number of highly respected festivals on the circuit. 

 

Step Back was also reviewed by American Television Personality, Comedian and Youtube sensation Gotdamn Zo, and the reviews have shown that the American public have warmed very well to the film and it's messaging.

Building on the momentum of Step Back, in 2021, Leo was back in the drivers seat taking on the role as writer, director and producer for his new short film entitled

Bros for Life which was released in February 2022.

Leo is passionate about storytelling and making films that address hard hitting topics. Through filmmaking, Leo hopes that he can inspire a generation and bring about

positive change.
 

 

Leo's desire, drive and determination to see change in this generation is evident in every area of work he is involved with.  He is passionate and purposeful in his pursuit to improve the outcomes of young people, and he hopes that his work will inspire and influence for many years to come.

Click the button below to read some fantastic testimonials of Leo's work.