Ruby Hutson has been a Foster Grandparent Program Volunteer for 7 years and has provided 8,400 hours of service. Ruby is fondly referred to as "Grandma Ruby", and currently serves at Castle Hill Elementary school where she provides tutoring and mentoring to students 4 days a week, 5 hours each day. She also has assisted at several other Broward elementary schools. Ruby’s service has impacted thousands of students since entering the Program.
Ruby supports the teacher in the classroom with various tasks such as reading in groups to the children, helping them with spelling and demonstrating positive classroom behavior.
Grandma Ruby is a role model and a inspiration to her school community because of her perseverance. Grandma Ruby has battled cancer twice during her time of service, yet continues her commitment to guiding youth at school. Ruby’s selflessness motivates students to emulate her in their social/emotional development thus, increasing their academic engagement.
Ms. Ruby Hutson is an admirable candidate for election to the Broward Senior Hall of Fame.