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Wendell Scott Foundation

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Race & Ethnicity


223 Riverview DrSuite CDanville, VA 24541 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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. The Wendell Scott Foundation provides youth services to underserved and at-risk youth aged 8 to 18 years old. The foundation supports educational development through cultural activities, STEM-based programs, and mentorship endeavors.


By addressing the need to expose youth to STEM-based educational opportunities and cultural enrichment activities that historically have not been assessed in African -American communities. The Wendell Scott Foundation provides:

  • Mentoring, Job Skill Training, College preparedness.
  • Educational opportunities.
  • Supportive services to at-risk, under-served youths between the ages of 8 - 23 years of age.

The following action steps are established to address health and educational disparities among students we serve. Focus on programmatic efforts and resources to support policy and address the needs of youth in underserved communities and support the design and implementation of evidence-based, culturally appropriate interventions and programs that focus on youth at high risk. Educate policymakers, the public, and other agencies and organizations about health and educational disparities, their causes, and evidence-based strategies to effectively address specific issues among these youth groups. Strengthen and sustain partnerships with agencies and organizations serving underserved youth. Lastly, document our impact and share the successes, challenges, and lessons learned in reaching underserved youth.


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