The Foster Grandparents Program of Harris County

 
 

The Foster Grandparents Program of Harris County
 

Blynthia Scott, commonly known as Grandma Blu, exemplifies a life led by compassion and devotion. Grandma Blu does everything with her heart and personality, a unique and contagious energy that is unlike anyone else. Blynthia Scott is 67 years young and has lived in the Houston area for over 60 years. Grandma Blu is very active in the Third Ward community and is a Foster Grandparent volunteer at the University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC).

On average, Ms. Scott volunteers a minimum of 40 hours each week as a Foster Grandparent volunteer and three other positions: Resident Council member for Project Row Houses, Licensed Researcher for Sankofa Research Institute, member of the Northern Third Ward Steering Committee (with Change Happens), and volunteer at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center. Needless to say, Grandma Blu cares about her community and believes no one should feel isolated or irrelevant.

As a Foster Grandparent volunteer at HCPC, Ms. Scott mentors and works with youth patients who have a mental illness. She is a positive and consistent role model that lends a shoulder when they need it and most importantly, listens and cares for youth without judgement.

In Ms. Scott’s other volunteer roles, she has been an advocate and voice for older adult and elderly individuals that reside in the Third Ward community. She is passionate about connecting seniors with the resources they need and relays their concerns to the greater community. As a senior herself, Grandma Blu serves her community from all ages without the requirement of any recognition or obligation. Rain or shine, she rides the bus almost each day to volunteer. Ms. Scott is dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors and empowering our youth to build tomorrow’s leaders. Blynthia Scott is a true champion in everything she does for the senior community.