This summer, 22 children found a friend in Scott-Free, which provided them the
opportunity to attend camp, challenge themselves and explore the possibilities of
where their own abilities might take them in this world. The Scott-Free Scholarship
is need based, and recipients receive full or partial scholarships that enable them
to explore and discover talents and abilities they were unaware they possessed.
With the help of the Scott-Free Foundation, 14-year-old twin brothers Carter and
Wyatt were able to attend the Green Mountain Music Festival in Vermont for the
month of July. The twins began playing the violin at age four and their time spent at
the festival confirmed that they have the discipline required to go the long haul. “It was
so much fun being with others our own age that shared a common interest and passion
for music. We worked really hard together, and enjoyed sharing downtime after
practice. Each of us grew in confidence, musicianship, and leadership,” says Carter.
Some campers were humbled by their camp experience. Attending the Duke University
Women’s Basketball Camp motivated13-year-old Simone to heights she never thought
possible. “The competition was tough but good; I wasn’t as good as I thought I was.
Playing with others at Duke made me push and challenge myself,” says Simone.
NCSU Women’s Basketball Coach Kay Yow inspired12-year-old Akela along with
other young girls, as she told them, “When life kicks you, let it kick you forward!”
Meredith College Science Camp offers a variety of experiences for young aspiring doctors
and scientists, including the squeamish task of dissecting a frog. Zaedy,one of
the11girls who attended the camp via Scott-Free, said “If I was ever given a chance
to attend camp again, I would happily accept, even if I have to dissect another frog!”
Eight months ago Scott-Free was merely an idea born from the deeds of a good
man. Today, because of a dedicated board of directors and a community who cares
about its children, Scott-Free is the beginning of a “Mission Accomplished.”
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