Scott MacDonald (he/him/his)

School Social Worker

Scott believes that young people are natural leaders and loves working with high school students for their energy, creativity, and humor. He has worked with youth of various ages in after-school programs, nonprofit organizations, and in the classroom. Scott moved to Colorado from Minnesota in 2008 to attend college at CU Boulder where he received a degree in Spanish and Ethnic Studies. He then completed his Master of Social Work degree at the University of Denver in 2017. Scott is excited to continue helping young people navigate through their journey of learning and development as the School Social Worker at RiseUp. In his free time, Scott enjoys making art and music, watching Anime, and weightlifting.

What is Your Why?

 I believe that it’s important for young people to spend time being silly and nerding out about things. When they feel safe doing this, they’re better able to find and be their authentic selves. I struggled to find my authentic self as a young person because I didn’t always feel like I could fully be who I really was. Because of that experience, in my work, I create conversations and spaces for students to explore the unique aspects of their selves and embrace these as strengths that enrich the RiseUp community.

Contact

email: smacdonald@riseupcommunityschool.net