Educational Services

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.

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 Scholarship Awards

The C. Waldo Scott Center for H.O.P.E. is pleased to offer two (2) scholarships for educational pursuits. 

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. 
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2) The Board of Trustees' Scholarship is for Newport News Public School high school seniors who have applied for college admissions. 
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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 37 scholarships to eligible students, based on their academic performance and goals, and community involvement.  The Center recently awarded $5,000 in scholarships for the 2013 school year.

The 2013 scholarship recipients are: 

Scholarship Recipient Scholarship Received
Attending School
Tiara L. Booker Board of Trustees' Scholarship Coppin State University
Samantha L. Haynes Board of Trustees' Scholarship Norfolk State University
Trista E. Smith Board of Trustees' Scholarship Virginia Commonwealth University
Shai A. Sumpter Board of Trustees' Scholarship Norfolk State University
Sierra K. Thomas Board of Trustees' Scholarship University of North Texas
Corey Whitaker Inettie Edwards Vocational Scholarship New Horizons Regional Education Center

2013 awards rszFrom left to right:  Tiara Booker, Larry Orie, Samantha Haynes, Trista Smith, and Corey Whitaker.

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 Parenting Classes and Workshops

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.

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 G.E.D. Classes

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.

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 Workforce Development

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.

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 Computer Training30lab youth3

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.

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 After School Program with Academic Assistance and Enrichment

T30afterschoolhe 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. 

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