Urban Game Changers of Louisiana hired Bradwell Institute graduate Braylon Hyde as its state director effective March 1.
UGC of Louisiana is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to improving communities, state and country by pushing common-sense solutions.
Hyde, 22, is the son of Chief Warrant Officer Richard Hyde and Shanda Hyde. Being a military child, Hyde says he found a role in community service while living in Oklahoma and Georgia. He graduated from Bradwell in 2012 and currently majors in interdisciplinary studies at Louisiana State University.
After college, he plans to begin a political career.
Some of the positions he has held include president of the NAACP Youth Council of Lawton, Oklahoma; president of the NAACP State Youth/College chapter of Oklahoma; president of the Lawton Youth Advisory Board; member of the 2011-12 Georgia State Superintendent Youth Advisory Council; and member of a grassroots organization in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, known as Next Generation Pioneers.
He said he hopes to make UGCLA the standard for grassroots political engagement and education by pushing for solutions to issues that face the country and by voter education.