Who Is Michael Scott?

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. He is a father and member of the Experience Christian Center Church. 


Orange County Bar Association, Liberty Bell Award

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

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 

Organizations/Community Involvement 

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 Vice President for Community Development

Let your Voice Be heard Inc, Board Member 

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 

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 

University of Central Florida, Men of Integrity, Former Member 

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