The Steer into STEM program by the Wendell Scott Foundation provides high-quality STEM learning opportunities for youth in the Dan River Region. Through hands-on activities like racing simulators, AR, VR, robotics, 3D printing, and computer programming, students explore STEM subjects. They also go on field trips to local STEM facilities like the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The program includes career preparation and counseling tools. Students meet bi-weekly during the school year and for one week in the summer, with transportation provided. The program concludes with a celebratory dinner where participants learn about overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
Camp Cultivation is a unique residential overnight learning experience for high school students. Through hands-on activities like simulation, augmented reality, virtual reality, workshops, and labs, students will learn and engage in STEM subjects. The three-day program also gives students a taste of college life.
Camp Cultivation aims to equip students with the tools they need for success, as STEM skills are in high demand across all career fields. It is a great opportunity for curious students interested in STEM careers, offering the chance to make friends and embark on an unforgettable adventure in science and technology.
The Wendell Scott Foundation Mentoring Program is a crucial initiative that supports youth in their journey towards adulthood. Through our structured program, we connect young individuals with caring
mentors who provide guidance, support, and encouragement. Our mentors help cultivate the youth's development in areas such as academics, career preparation, and behavior modification. Additionally,
our program offers cultural enrichment activities to broaden their horizons. By tailoring our mentoring program to individual needs, we aim to foster active and healthy development in our youth.
The Wendell Scott Legacy Scholarship is a valuable opportunity for deserving students. This scholarship honors the legacy of Wendell Scott, the first African American NASCAR driver. It provides financial support to students pursuing higher education, helping them achieve their academic and career goals. By awarding this scholarship, we aim to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders to make a positive impact in their communities, just like Wendell Scott did on and off the racetrack.
The Wendell Scott Impact Award, in partnership with Liberty University, recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact in the field of motorsports and beyond. Named after the legendary Wendell Scott, the first African American NASCAR driver, this prestigious award celebrates those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, perseverance, and a commitment to making a difference. Through this award, we honor the legacy of Wendell Scott and inspire others to follow in his footsteps, using their platform to create positive change in the world.
Introducing the Wendell Scott Foundation's "Born to Read: Igniting Literacy in Elementary School" Program
Welcome to the Wendell Scott Foundation's "Born to Read: Igniting Literacy in Elementary School" program! We are excited to offer this incredible opportunity to elementary school children, aiming to enhance their literacy skills and ignite a passion for reading.
At the heart of this program is the book "Born Driven," which tells the remarkable story of Nascar legend Wendell Scott. This inspiring tale showcases Wendell's determination and perseverance as he overcame numerous obstacles, becoming the first African American to win a race in the NASCAR Grand National Series.
Through "Born to Read," we seek to introduce young readers to the captivating world of Wendell Scott and encourage them to explore their own dreams and aspirations. The program incorporates a range of engaging activities designed to promote various aspects of literacy, including reading comprehension, writing and creativity, vocabulary expansion, reflection, and discussion.
One of the highlights of the program is the scheduled read-alongs by guest speakers, who will bring the story of Wendell Scott to life through their captivating narration. These sessions provide an interactive and immersive experience for the children, fostering a love for storytelling and encouraging active participation.
In addition to the read-alongs, students will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the book through reading comprehension exercises. These exercises not only enhance their understanding of the story but also develop critical thinking and analytical skills.
Furthermore, the program will nurture the children's creativity by encouraging them to express their thoughts and ideas through writing. They will have the chance to explore their imaginations and develop their writing skills while relating their own experiences to the themes found within "Born Driven."
Vocabulary expansion will also be a key component of the program, as we believe that a strong vocabulary is essential for effective communication and comprehension. Through engaging activities and exercises, we will help students expand their word knowledge, enabling them to express themselves with confidence and precision.
Reflection and discussion sessions will provide a platform for students to share their thoughts and insights on the book. These sessions promote critical thinking, empathy, and the development of interpersonal skills, creating a safe and inclusive environment for open dialogue and learning.
We are thrilled to embark on this literacy adventure. Together, let us ignite the flame of curiosity, imagination, and determination through the "Born to Read: Igniting Literacy in Elementary School" program.
Join us in celebrating the incredible story of Wendell Scott and empowering the next generation of readers and achievers!