Michael “Mike” Scott was born and raised in Orlando, Florida and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He works with several local schools, nonprofit organizations to mentor counsel and educate children and young adults. Mike has been involved with the Boy Scouts of America since he was nine years old; he has held several volunteer leadership roles with the boy scouts and is a recipient of the Whitney M. Young Leadership Award.
Mike collaborated with the Public Defender’s Office to develop and implement a mentorship program in their Juvenile Division with great successes. For over 15 years, he has since partnered with multiple organizations to create a number of personal development and educational programs that serve youth and their families. Mr. Scott, along with a team of fellow community leaders, correctional employees, created several programs for youthful offenders to teach personal development, life skills, GED study strategies, and financial literacy. Another component of this program is Cognitive Behavior therapy for teenagers. This aspect teaches teenage offenders to be accountable for their actions and help them successfully transition back into the community.
Mike is Executive Director of Helping All Youth Achieve “HAYA” a Florida 501c3 nonprofit that works with elementary, middle, and high school-aged youth. Mike continued to mentor with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Jerry Deming as his office partnered with a coalition of local nonprofits organizations to create another mentoring program Offering Children Successful Outcomes (OCSO) Program. This program aims to reduce disproportionate minority contact in high-risk schools and communities. This program goes beyond mentoring a child and is inclusive of the school, family, and community. It incorporates mentoring, workshops, and seminars including monthly parent workshops.
Mike is a recipient of several awards, both locally and nationally. He has consistently demonstrated a genuine desire to serve his community by helping youth and their families. Mike is the son of Mike Scott Senior of Richmond Heights and Diana Smith of Tangelo Park. He is a father and member of the Experience Christian Center Church.
- Orange County Bar Association, Liberty Bell Award
- State of Florida, Circuit 9 Public Defender’s Officer, Outstanding Community Partner Award
- Boy Scouts of America, Whitney M. Young Leadership Award
- Orange County Corrections Department, Juvenile Corrections Excellence Award
- Direct General Insurance, Local Community Hero Award
- United States Air Force, Honor Flight 270
- The United States, Air Force Global War on Terror Medal
- United States National Defense Service Medal
- Orange County Mayor’s Office, Public Service Employee of the Year
Orange County Educational and Support Professionals, “OESPA” Former Member
Orange County Voters League, Former President, and Former Vice President
Southwest Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce, Former t Vice President for Community Development
University of Central Florida Soldiers to Scholars Program, Member
IMAGES Mentoring Program, Valencia College Bridges to Success Program, Founding Officer
Air Force Association, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, Member
Air Force Reserve, 38th Aerial Port Squadron, Section Orientation Lead
Boy Scouts Troop 935, Former Scoutmaster
Cub Scouts Pack 935, Former Committee Member
Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Law Enforcement Memorial Planning Committee, Former Member
Orange County Sheriffs Office, Offering Children Successful Outcomes Mentoring Program
Harbor House of Central Florida, walk a Mile in Her Shoes Planning Committee, Former Member
Orange County Mayors Office Memorial Day Planning Committee, Former Member
Orange County Family Services Department, Youth Shelter, Mentor
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Probation and Detention, Mentor,
Florida Department of Corrections, Certified Non-profit service provider
The state of Florida, Orange County Health Department, Former Human Services Counselor
Orange County Family Services Department, Great Oaks Village, Mentor
Valencia College Student Development Office, Student Government, Former Chief of Staff
Volunteer UCF VUCF, Mentor/Volunteer
University of Central Florida, Lead Scholars Program, Lead-out Loud, Participant
The University of Central Florida, Men of Integrity, Former Mem
It's Time For A ChangeElect Mike Scott for District 5 Orange County School Board
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- We have to meet our students where they are and listen to what they are saying.
- Teachers, I will always listen attentively to your concerns, ideas, and innovative practices.
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