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Scott Ganske, President

Scott Ganske (He/Him) is the President and the primary trainer at SLI. As an international expert in leadership and volunteerism, he has trained and coached over 10,000 students, educators, and administrators from over 100 countries. Scott brings 20+ years of experience as a classroom educator (K-12 and college), education consultant, and non-profit administrator who has worked with over 1,000 national and global organizations. Scott is also the primary expert on volunteerism and service-learning for the US State Department. Scott has led conversations with administrators about the importance of meaningful service in the college admissions process

In addition to Scott’s work at SLI, he also serves as the Vice President of Partnerships at Youth Service America (an international non-profit that focuses on youth changing the world). Recently, Scott's program has won the prestigious Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. Organizational Award for YSA. Scott is a founding board member of Girls Global Academy, an International Baccalaureate as well as the first all-girls public charter school in Washington, DC. He also volunteers as the Coordinator for the Youth Advisory Council at the Maryland Civic Education Coalition.


Scott holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a B.A. in Education. Scott's coaching approach has been recognized as being positive, motivating, and strategic. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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