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Our Founder and Executive Director
Posted Apr 10, 2017

SHAWN D. BYRD Executive Director

A Bridgeport native and Social Entrepreneurship, Shawn D. Byrd is the Founder and Executive Director of the BRIDGEPORT ORGANIZATION for YOUTH SPORTS (BOYS), INC. Shawn decided to champion the cause of community youth after witnessing years of violence and conflict and its’ direct effect on the lives of the community's greatest hope and most vital resource; young people.

Over the past two decades, Shawn has been a dedicated Mentor, Counselor, Coach and Program Director. As Executive Director of BRIDGEPORT ORGANIZATION for YOUTH SPORTS (BOYS), INC., Shawn oversees all aspects of the day-to-day operations and is responsible for cultivating long-term strategic partnerships and donor relationships to increase the BOYS effectiveness serving unmet needs. BOYS, Inc. is focused on expanding quality services, activities and programs; building trust and lifetime relationships; and ensuring a positive impact in the community.

Shawn's previous technology-sector executive management, sales, and marketing experience will enable him to best lead the charge toward the successful execution of BOYS, Inc. goals and objectives while his extensive experience working directly with youth as a Mentor, Football and Baseball Coach, allows him to be a trusted guide toward success!

EDUCATION & AFFILIATIONS

  • BA degree, Virginia State University
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member)
  • Board of Trustees & Member Prayer Tabernacle Church, Inc.
  • Former Member: Board of Governors for The Unquowa School

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