June 22, 2022

Boys & Girls Clubs CEO to Leave Organization for Civic Council

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Kansas City, MO-

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City announces the resignation of Dr. Dred Scott, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. Dr. Scott is leaving to assume the position of President of the Kansas City Civic Council and is expected to start officially in late August 2022.

Dr. Scott is the second CEO to lead the organization during the last three decades. During his tenure, Dr. Scott has presided over a period of growth and reinvigoration of Club locations and operations, culminating in a strengthened leadership team that is poised for increased post-pandemic service.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the work and the impact the Clubs have made in the lives of Kansas City youth. Together, we have strengthened the organization, thrived during the height of the pandemic, and grown the number of Club locations strategically. The Clubs are in an excellent position to continue to have a tremendous impact on the futures of youth for many generations to come,” said Dr. Scott.

Through the completion of a major capital campaign, the Clubs have been on an unprecedented growth trajectory: opening new facilities, remodeling others and enhancing Teen Centers at the Breidenthal Unit in Kansas City, Kansas and the J&D Wagner Unit in Kansas City, Missouri. Most recently, the Clubs celebrated opening a new South-City location at the Smith-Hale Middle School in the Hickman Mills School District. This 12th Club location is named after former Missouri State Senator S. Kiki Curls.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Board of Directors are grateful for the services of Dr. Scott. Dred has been visionary in helping to grow the organization, and we wish him nothing but success in his new role. The Board has begun the process of searching for our next CEO with hopes to appoint a successor soon,” said Damon Bryant, Board Chair.


For more information, contact:
Sharon Cleaver: 816-361-3600 X 236

Boys & Girl Clubs of Greater Kansas City operate 12 locations in the Kansas City metro area. Those locations are Breidenthal (Wyandotte), Olathe, Thornberry (MO East Side), J&D Wagner (East Side), Independence, Hawthorne (Independence), S Kiki Curls (South KC), Nowlin Middle School (Independence), Lee A Tolbert Academy (Midtown), along with partnerships sites at Kansas City North Community Center (North), Synergy’s Youth Resiliency Center(NKC) and Hillcrest Community Center (South KC).

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