Our mission is to empower and educate children who have been affected by poverty and conflict. Programs blend leadership training with experiential education and mentoring relationships. We help youth develop abilities that will lead them out of their vulnerable circumstances and onto a path of productivity and positive impact; that will assist them in breaking the generational chain of poverty and violence to become a resource within their communities.

Our Story

Since 1999, we’ve offered programs for children affected by poverty and conflict.


Partnering with refugee youth to promote leadership and academic excellence in displaced communities worldwide.

Wilderness Adventure

For over a decade, children have come to Scottie’s Place to grow and be challenged in a supportive & nurturing environment.

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Our Team


Paul Winter – Founding Director


Jo-El Wadsworth – Founding Director


Matt Vincent – Co-Director | LEEP


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