In its eighteenth year, the NRTA With Our Youth! award program recognizes retired educator volunteers who are addressing the specific needs of young Americans and their local communities. After spending a career educating and nurturing children, retired teachers remain a powerful, steady and respected presence for children in the nation's communities.
Hill uses her 31 years classroom experience to work directly with the children to make them feel comfortable, safe and empowered.
"They are retired from the classroom, but Kentucky teachers keep working for children and their communities," said Tim Abrams, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association executive director. "We’re so proud of Betty for this prestigious recognition, and we’re also proud of all the retired teachers in Kentucky who continue giving the their hearts, time and talent to our children.”
In 2017, KRTA retired educators volunteered nearly 910,000 hours in Kentucky. According to Independent Sector, the value of these volunteer hours is nearly $22 million.
Photo: Betty Hill (center), a retired teacher from Johnson Elementary in the Fort Thomas Independent Schools district, receives the With Our Youth! Award from (left) Tim Abrams, executive director of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and (right) Harold Wilson, KRTA president-elect.