Wherever and whenever there was a need in the community, Mother Naomi Scott, has tried to find a way to fulfill that need. Founder of the Scott Christian Youth Fellowship and Recreation Center on North Teutonia Avenue, Scott has helped thousands of underserved Milwaukeeans since 1974.
The Scott Christian Youth Center’s motto is “Reaching the Unreached.” Scott founded the Scott Christian Youth Fellowship and Recreation Center on N. Teutonia Ave and offers services such as a hot meal program and food pantry, addiction counseling, a 24-hour prayer hotline, as well as summer recreation programs and academic tutoring. The Center started out as a summer time place for youth, but as the needs of the community grew so did the center’s mission. Scott Christian Youth Center never received government funding but gets assistance from United Way, Second Harvest Food Bank and a number of professional organizations.
Never one to ask more of her volunteers than she is willing to do, over the past 36 years Mother Scott could always be found most days of the week, cooking, cleaning, organizing bread and food donations, or sorting through clothes to hold a rummage sale to raise funds for the Center.
In these tough economic times, the Scott Christian Youth Center faced foreclosure in 2010.
Over the years, everything the Scott Christian Youth Center provided has been donated. But, facing foreclosure, Mother Scott and the Center sought their largest donation yet– $30,000 was needed to keep the Center from going into foreclosure.
Mother Scott is a visionary and strong advocate for the community, who has worked diligently to advance the mission of “Reaching the Unreached.” Though she has traveled a difficult road, she has accomplished much, overcoming many obstacles to distinguish herself as someone who has contributed to the betterment of the Milwaukee community. She is a community legend.