Micky ScottBey Jones


Micky ScottBey Jones

Manager, Teen Programs



Micky ScottBey Jones serves as a Teen Programs Manager with Step Up Women’s Network. She comes to Step Up as the next evolution of her work of community building, social change leadership and nonprofit innovation. Micky has a dynamic educational background with a Bachelor of Science in Consumer and Family Sciences from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from the North American Institute of Indigenous Theological Studies in partnership with Portland Seminary and extensive training in social change movements and personal development like Kingian Nonviolence training and being a Certified and Accredited Enneagram Teacher and Narrative 4 Story Exchange Facilitator.

Micky has worked with many high-impact organizations including Rocketown Youth Services, Children’s Defense Fund, The People’s Supper, Freedom Road, and the YMCA. She has extensive program development experience including the Daring Compassion Movement Chaplaincy Project & Training and CSA’s Racial Justice Institute. A published author in print and online, she’s tackled subjects such as stress and burnout, healing and resilience, social justice, storytelling, and identity.

Micky lives just outside of Nashville, TN, and loves to travel – including to her adopted second home of Cape Town, South Africa. She is the mom of three incredible kids and spends her time outside of work, dancing, reading or listening to a wide variety of podcasts.

What has your mentor taught you?

My mentors have taught me that who I matter to the work I do – meaning I don’t have to leave my red lipstick, Blackness, femininity, or any part of me at the door in order to be an impactful leader – in fact those parts of me bring a richness to my leadership that is unique, powerful and valuable.

What do you enjoy most about working at Step Up?

I’ve done a lot of conceptual and facilitation work in social change nonprofits over the last decade and while big ideas intrigue me and may move things forward in some ways, I enjoy working with Step Up because of the direct, measurable impact our programs have on the lives of teens and young adults trying to understand what successful adulthood means to them. This meaningful impact on individual lives that ripples out into their families, friends, and communities, makes the work worthwhile.

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