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The Foundation

The Wendell Scott Foundation

Founded in honor of Wendell Oliver Scott, Sr. the first African-American race car driver in NASCAR and the first African-American to win a race in the Grand National Series , NASCAR’s highest level.

Our Mission

The Wendell Scott Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to provide intensive youth services, mentoring, job-skill training, cultural enrichment services, educational opportunities, and other supportive services, that rely on applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (“STEM”) to at-risk, under-served youths between the ages of 8 – 18 years of age.


The Wendell Scott Foundation introduces a community based initiative designed to go into under-served communities and provide youth exposure to STEM educational opportunities and cultural enrichment activities that historically have not been accessed.

Service Offerings

Mentoring Program. A key activity of the Wendell Scott Foundation is its Mentoring Program. The objective of mentoring is to be a development strategy in a youth’s successful path to adulthood. Our structured mentoring program, links a supportive individual with a youth to build a relationship by offering guidance, support, and encouragement to cultivate the youth’s positive and healthy development. Our mentoring program is designed around specific goals, such as academic achievement, career preparation, and behavior modification. The mentoring program is tailored fit to meet specific needs and offer exposure through cultural enrichment activities.

Job Readiness Program. The Wendell Scott Foundation has a sound commitment to readying a productive and stable workforce. This goal is achieved by offering resume guidance, mock interviews, grooming and workplace attire sessions and role modeling for proper communication skills. Even after our constituents have acquired employment, we will continue to support them with tools for maintaining employment and professional development opportunities.

Legacy Leaders. The Legacy Leaders initiative provides a comprehensive service program linking cultural enrichment, education, community involvement, and mentoring for our most at risk adolescents. Premised on the belief that substantive cultural enrichment activities can be powerful catalysts and incentives for youth to pursue their educational goals, its mission it to expose youth along the spectrum of criminal justice involvement risk with the opportunities, experiences, and an empowerment based framework necessary to take concrete steps towards becoming self-sufficient, self-fulfilled, productive members of the greater region and the world abroad.

Steer into STEM After School Program. Includes intensive STEM activities, job-readiness training, vocational training, STEM career exploration, and other support services to help current and future youths make a successful transition into STEM educational advances and STEM careers. Throughout the duration of the Steer into STEM project the focus will be on educational attainment as a means for supporting youth academic achievement in STEM areas and employment success leading to STEM careers.