The Scott Center provides, specifically to young people, education, training, and support needed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to take charge of their lives through positive action. Bringing together educators, healthcare professionals, counselors, recreation specialists, and community members in a safe environment, the Scott Center offer comprehensive programs and services carefully designed to meet the needs of the community.
1) The Lylton L. and Augusta Inettie B. Edwards Scholarship is youth and adults who reside in the Southeast community of Newport News, VA and has a desire to enroll in a vocational educational program beyond the high school level.
2) The Board of Trustees' Scholarship is for Newport News Public School high school seniors who have applied for college admissions.
Review scholarship applications for eligibility and submission deadline.
The C. Waldo Scott Center's Board of Trustees' provide high school graduates of the Newport News Public School System and Scott Center members with the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to assist with their efforts to continue their education. The Board has awarded over 31 scholarships to eligible students, based on their academic performance and goals, and community involvement. The center recently awarded $4,000 in scholarships for the 2012 school year.
The 2012 scholarship recipients are:
|Scholarship Recipient||Scholarship Received
|Candice Battles||Board of Trustees' Scholarship||Virginia State University|
|Shai Sumpter||Board of Trustees' Scholarship||Norfolk State University|
|Tiara Booker||Board of Trustees' Scholarship||Coppin State University|
|Kwame Coles||Board of Trustees' Scholarship||Virginia Tech|
|Kalerra Bumpers||Board of Trustees' Scholarship||Virginia State University|
|Shai Sumpter||Inettie Edwards Vocational Scholarship||New Horizons Regional Education Center|
From left to right: Shai Sumpter, Tiara Booker, Kwame Coles, Dr. Curtis Blakely, Jasmine Price, Kalerra Bumpers, & Candice Battles
As previously indicated, we believe that the developmental needs of young people are best met through the guidance and nurturance of their families. The Scott Center endeavors to provide services, which affirm the role of the family, preserve, and strengthen family functioning, and support and empower parents.
The Scott Center utilizes trained contractual facilitators to instruct classes and workshops. The curriculum will assist parents in developing effective parenting skills, teaching alternative means of discipline, and strengthen family ties through nurturing.
The C. Waldo Scott Center collaborates with Monet Learning Center to provide G.E.D. instruction for adults. Classes assist adults with strengthening their academic skills to prepare them to pass the G.E.D. test. This collaboration also provides assistance to adults to obtain employment readiness skills.
The Scott Center provides computer access for community residents to conduct web based employment searches and development of resumes and employment correspondences. This community resource also provides users with posting of local employment opportunities and job readiness resources.
The Scott Center, in collaboration with other agencies, sponsors two (2) Teen Responsibility groups, which promote positive lifestyles and health behaviors for adolescents, gender based groups.
Sisters With Style -The group targets adolescent females who reside in the Southeast community. The focus of the group is to promote teen pregnancy prevention, character development, and exposure to various cultural and leisure activities.
Males Making A Difference Project -The Scott Center secured a grant through the March of Dimes to facilitate a similar group for adolescent males. The Center is in its seventh year of program facilitation. The project consists of a ten (10) session Male Responsibility group, a male leadership seminar, and a one (1) day "For Males Only" seminar. The project encourages adolescent males to delay fatherhood through positive health and lifestyle choices, which also encompasses information on various social/health issues, character development, healthy relationships, and goal setting.
With support from the Newport News Public Schools, the Scott Center provides computer literacy skills for youth members. The Scott Center also provides access to its computer technology lab to provide community residents with access to software and the Internet.
The Scott Center, Doris Miller Community Center, and Newport News Public Schools work collaboratively to offer the Augusta Inettie Banks Edwards After School program, which is facilitated Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The program staff assist youth members with the completion of their homework assignments, facilitate social skills groups provide instructional recreation, coordinate educational speakers and presentation, and coordinate monthly leisure outings. The Newport News Public Schools provide the H.I.K.E. (Homework is The Key to Excellence) component of the After School program. Through H.I.K.E certified teachers provide enrichment instruction and academic assistance to Newport News Public School System students in the areas of science, language arts, reading, math, and technology.
In collaboration with the Hall-Light Association, the Scott Center host an enrichment group for youth ages 6 to 15 years old. This is a comprehensive enrichment program, facilitated on Saturdays, which focuses on encouraging academic achievement through skill building, increasing technological skills through computer instruction, promoting health and nutrition through health screenings, education, recreation, and fitness, encourage creative expression through performing arts, crafts, and cultural activities, and promoting positive life skills through character development education, conflict resolution, and substance abuse prevention education.