Brandan Odums

short description for the scroller
Short Description: 

Brandan's organization 2-Cent produces webisodes and short documentaries that use humor and attitude to tackle serious topics like race, poverty, and sex. Their goal is to use this form of “edutainment” to educate and empower young people.

Winner/Finalist Info
Finalist or Winner: 
Finalist
State: 
LA
Describe what this winner does/did: 
Brandan grew up in a low-income neighborhood of New Orleans and lived through Hurricane Katrina. He is dedicated to improving the lives of underserved youth in his community, where high school dropout, teen pregnancy, murder and unemployment rates are overwhelmingly high. His organization 2-Cent produces webisodes and short documentaries that use humor and attitude to tackle serious topics like race, poverty, and sex. Their goal is to use this form of “edutainment” to educate and empower young people.
Year in which award/grant was awarded: 
2011