Scot defines the term ‘social entrepreneur’ and has made it his life’s work to balance profitable business ventures with making the world a better place. In 2005, he collaborated with The Mark Wahlberg Foundation and The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester, Massachusetts to create Camp Northbound. Held at a premier camp facility in Maine, Camp Northbound is a residential camp for youth growing up in the inner cities of Boston.
Following the success of Camp Northbound, Scot set out to build a similar program for kids growing up in New York City’s most violent and turbulent communities, which led him to create a nonprofit org, and its signature program, Camp Power. In ten years, this volunteer-based organization has served thousands of kids, providing year-round life-changing experiences, positive role models and college scholarships for kids growing up in the most underfunded neighborhoods of Brooklyn and the Bronx.
After seeing many Camp Power kids carrying their belongings in trash bags, he and his wife, Jacqueline founded STATE Bags - a one for one bag brand serving local kids in situations of need. He has worked to evolve the one for one model through STATE's innovative giving initiatives and #WhatDoWeTellTheKids platform, which sheds light on tough social issues by simply asking, "what do we tell the kids?"
In addition to his philanthropic efforts, Scot also has an extensive background in business development and marketing strategy implementation.