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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.

Steer Into Stem

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.

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Camp Cultivation

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.

Mentors Matter
Legacy Scholarship

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.

Impact Award

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.


 The Wendell Scott Foundation's "Born to Read: Igniting Literacy in Elementary School" program is a captivating and inspiring initiative designed to enhance the literacy skills of elementary school children while fostering a love for reading. At the center of the programs the book "Born Driven," which shares the extraordinary story of Wendall Scott, the first African American to win a race in a NASCAR Grand National Series. Through engaging activities, such as read - alongs, reading comprehension exercises, and writing exercises, students have the opportunity to explore their own dreams and aspirations while deepening their understanding of Wendall Scotts journey. The program also focuses on expanding vocabulary, promoting reflection and discussion, and developing critical thinking and interpersonal skills. 

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Born To Read
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