Bryden Sweeney-Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer of CollegePoint at America Achieves. Before joining America Achieves, Bryden served as Executive Director of African Leadership Foundation, the US partner of African Leadership Academy, a leadership development institution dedicated to supporting Africa’s future leaders. Bryden was formerly Chief Operating Officer of Peer Health Exchange, a health education organization that gives teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. Bryden began his career as a grassroots organizer working on political campaigns in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He attended Deep Springs College, a student-run, two-year liberal arts institution and cattle ranch in eastern California, before finishing his undergraduate degree with honors at Harvard College.

Q & A

What draws you to the work of America Achieves?
I am drawn to America Achieves by the opportunity to work across sectors and institutions in order to effect change in educational outcomes for students at scale.

What do we most need to focus on to improve the lives of America’s youth?
Through education, we need to empower all students to reach higher, no matter their background or circumstances.