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 when young people feel a sense of belonging in a community, they are better able to be and find their authentic selves. I struggled to find my purpose and authentic self as a young person. Because of that experience, I work to encourage students to embrace their uniqueness and individuality as strengths that enrich the RiseUp community.