Scott Charles is the Trauma Outreach Coordinator for Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and is Director of TUH’s Cradle to Grave Program, an award-winning hospital-based violence prevention initiative that illustrates the harsh realities of gun violence for public school students and adjudicated youth. He is also a member of St. Joseph’s University’s Institute for Violence Research and Prevention.
Scott has spent more than 20 years working with at-risk youth and has spoken nationally about the use of service-learning in urban school settings. A native of California, he served there as an at-risk youth specialist for the State Department of Education and assisted in the development of a statewide rites of passage program for young African American males.
His work with Philadelphia youth has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s World News Tonight, NPR’s Morning Edition and in the feature-length documentary “Number One with a Bullet.” Along with Dr. Goldberg’s, his work has also been featured locally in the Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Weekly newspapers.