The Wendell Scott Foundation

The Wendell Scott Foundation is a national, not for profit 501c3 established to commemorate the memory of the first African-American race car driver to win the Grand National, NASCAR’s highest level, Wendell Scott. 


Our Mission

By addressing the need to expose youth to STEM-based educational opportunities and cultural enrichment activities that historically have not been assessed in under-served communities and soon through, The Wendell Scott Cultural Center.

Wendell Scott Foundation has provided mentoring, job skill training, educational opportunities as well as 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 Foundation is most distinguishing for the depth of its mentoring, after-school and summer programs.

The Foundation also strives to make certain that Wendell Scott’s determination to accomplish goals despite all challenges will be carried on among the lives it serves.


 Service Offerings

  • Mentoring Program. An essential 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 young people to build a relationship by offering guidance, support, and encouragement to cultivate the youth’s active and healthy development. Our mentoring program 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 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 jobs 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 young people to 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.