Education of Self | Selfless Service | Career | Prideful Transition
The world around us is a reflection of the world within us. More than simply a place, Scott Foundation is an intentional community serving Arizona Foster Youth. It awakens the best in the human spirit and cultivates the extraordinary potential that exists in us all.
With a focus on developing inner wealth, we promote conscious awareness, emotional freedom, spiritual development and authentic expression.
Seeking a more peaceful and loving place, we emotionally guide kids to make better choices through selfless service. We sparks the potential in Arizona Foster Youth by emotionally guiding them to make better choices through selfless service. We offer intuitively guided sessions, developmental workshops and transformational retreats that are unique in the Country.
We've expanded our focus to include 8 to 12-year old's and continue to serve 13 to 17-years old's. We help these young people gain practical skills for life but more importantly to develop a healthier sense of self, compassionate hearts and purposeful career paths.
Our programs develop each young persons self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-confidence and offer other personalized guidance as well as practical life-skills training so these young adults transition into real life much better equipped. Listening to the kids urgency of what hurts their heart most in our world, we offer experiences in 8 different pillars of service and exciting vocations. Some careers are new, exciting and are ones they never imagined.
The young people, who experience just a taste of what we offer, and are forced to leave for one reason or another, generally still stay connected to us via more than one vehicle we provide. All of our kids gain the benefit of a loving community and extended family experience.
The Scott Foundation lifeline is one that doesn't disappear, even when teens "age out" of the system.
For most young people turning 18, it's an exciting time, a right of passage into adulthood with graduation around the corner and many looking forward to college or an exciting career on the horizon. They have confidence and enthusiasm. But, for teens in the foster care system, it's different. When these young people turn 18 and "age out" of the system, this is the result:
Those results make perfect sense since most of the foster care system is reactive rather than pro-active. A child escaping neglect: abuse - sexual, physical or emotional; crime; poverty or an environment filled with addiction is first rescued, then their basic needs are met. What foster care provides is basic needs. But these young people, with the backgrounds they've had, need more. Still, no state system seems to have the answers, so they just keep putting out fires with their funding. To illustrate this more clearly, this is how the State of Arizona allocates funding related to Arizona's Foster Care System. They spend an average of $513,759 per-year per child on:
Conversely, Scott Foundation's approach is proactive. The teens who volunteer to participate in our Masterclass program gain the benefit of a loving community and extended family experience. Their horizons are expanded with exposure to 8 different careers and experiences in those careers that average 100 per-year. Some careers are new, exciting and are ones they never imagined.
We provide programs to develop each teen's self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-confidence and offer other personalized guidance as well as practical life-skills training so these young adults transition into real life much better equipped.
The young people, who experience just a taste of what we offer, and are forced to leave for one reason or another, generally still stay connected to us via more than one vehicle we provide. The Scott Foundation lifeline is one that doesn't disappear, even when teens "age out" of the system.
For participants who remain in our program:
With a focus on developing inner wealth, we spark the greatness in Arizona’s Foster Youth to help them realize their potential while inspiring them to live united and with purpose
We change lives - one youth at a time by helping them realize their passion and potential
The American Dream is a promise - that regardless of race or roots, young or old, rich or poor - if you work hard and take responsibility, you can make your dream real.
But the truth is, the dream is exponentially harder to achieve, and even harder if you’re a child in the foster care system. Without access to a solid education, without the proper food to nourish them, without the basic medical care to keep them healthy and strong, without a safe, happy place to call home... they live without hope.
Scott Foundation has big aspirations and a different path for Arizona foster youth. We imagine a journey that inspires our kids to be their absolute best today while making our communities stronger and more peaceful. We imagine an education and societal system focused on empowering our foster youth, not just rescuing them. We also imagine a world where these youth are taught that they are not separate, but instead, are accepted for themselves and are a part of the community that surrounds them.
This can only happen when they experience that connectedness and develop their self-esteem and self-confidence. We believe that every dream begins with hope - that single minded, relentless refusal to give up even in the darkest moments.
That hope compels us to partner with the community and organizations that empower, educate, nurture and nourish - so that together we create opportunities in which our collective kids in the foster care system, can change their lives forever. And dreams become real.
Our Ignite the Light for Arizona Foster Youth campaign kicks off Program Enrollment for 2021. The pandemic alone has created a wait list with 600+ kids waiting for a call back to confirm registration. There are 5,683 foster kids eligible for our programs in the Greater Phoenix and surrounding areas, we’ve expanded services to serve 1,100 kids this next year, but we need your help to make it happen.
Please consider investing in an Arizona Foster Youth! Your gift allows a young person to participate in a Virtual Gathering, attend a 3-Day Workshop, join Summer Camp, and for kids that are serious about change, a seat in our Masterclass Leadership Program is a game changer.
Scott-Foundation.org | P.O. Box 4927 Cave Creek, AZ 85327