Founder & Executive Director | Beyond the Classroom
Amma Mensah is the founder and executive director of the youth led social enterprise, Beyond the Classroom (BTC). BTC exists to augment the UK school curriculum through the delivery of life-skills programming, with an emphasis on using the performing arts, media and youth leadership.
Amma is also a non-executive director of Tutors United, an education social enterprise, training university students to provide affordable tutoring to those who need it most. In addition to this she is a trustee of Business Launchpad, a youth enterprise support charity, helping under thirty year olds to start their own businesses.
To make an even greater social impact, outside the BTC programme delivery, Amma also shares her experience in social enterprise development by supporting the strategic planning of other social sector organisations. Her clients in this regard include the Impact Hub, the Kemi Malaika Foundation and the Young Lambeth Cooperative.
Before pursuing BTC on a full-time basis, Amma was a deputy team leader at Southwark Council. She has also held a number of front line roles in youth development, including teaching, outreach and mentoring.