As a team working to help create exceptional classroom experiences across California, Scoot believes that having equitable representation and opportunities within our workforce is critical to successfully fulfilling our mission.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the forefront of our minds. We’ve valued diversity and built our culture on it.
We haven’t been public about our efforts and promise to do so by publishing our new programs, initiatives, and contributions here on this page.
our diverse workforce
At Scoot, we have the honor of employing a diverse workforce. Approximately 32% of our substitute teachers identify as Black and a further 30% as a person of color. 50% of our office team are people of color. The school administrators and students we work with are just as diverse.
Are these steps below enough? No.
They’re just a start and you can expect more actions in the near and long term from us.
We want to be held accountable to our promises and continuously improve.
Below you’ll find some of the steps that we’re taking this year to become an even more diverse and equitable company.
Updating Our BE GREAT Values
Scoot believes that every student deserves a champion for their success, regardless of who they are. Equity is at the heart of this belief but we wanted to bring it to the forefront. Which is why we’ve decided to update our BE GREAT values.
We’ve changed the ‘E’ in BE to stand for “equity”. With this change, we’re reimagining how we can bring equity into everything we do. We value different perspectives and courageous conversations. And we’re committed to listening to feedback and implementing change based on it.
Our BE GREAT values have always guided us in our work and relationships. Now, we are proud to say that equity is one of those guiding values.
“Becoming an Anti-Racist Educator Webinar
To better educate ourselves and our employees, we hosted a webinar on how to become an anti-racist educator.
Megan Nevels, an expert in anti-bias and positive school climate initiatives at K-12 schools shared tools to begin a journey towards anti-racism and empower us to incorporate them into teaching practices.
We’ve decided Juneteenth is a holiday we’d like Scooters to celebrate, and we will be giving the day off in honor of the sacrifices of all involved in ending slavery.
We’re proud to join a growing list of companies honoring the day and hope to see it become a federally recognized holiday.
Mandatory Anti-Racism Training
Scoot’s anti-racism and racial awareness training will become a mandatory part of our teacher hiring process by January 2021.
Educators will learn:
• key terms and language related to anti-racism
• research on how racism shows up in education
• strategies to disrupt racism in learning spaces
• ways to respond to racist language and remarks
• how to best support colleagues of color in a school setting
We created a Scoot Fund for consultants to support students and classrooms who present an urgent need.
This idea was inspired by our education consultant, Maurice Green who met a student named Jayshawn while on a school visit. Jayshawn didn’t have a lunchbox or backpack because his single mother didn’t have enough money. Maurice grew up on the Southside of Chicago and resonated with Jayshawn’s story. So he sponsored a new backpack and lunchbox and hand-delivered the gifts to Jayshawn.
We want to empower our consultants to continue these acts of generosity whenever they see an urgent need.