CNN 2015 Imani Henry (L) and host Anderson Cooper attend CNN Heroes 2015 - Show at American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2015 in New York City. 25619_023 (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for CNN)
Teen honored by CNN for launching literacy program
December 11, 2015
A Delaware teenager started a literacy program. It brings men into schools to read to children. It has won a national honor. She was chosen as a hero by cable news network CNN.
The network picked Imani Henry of Wilmington. She is 14. She was picked as a Young Wonder. The honor is part of the yearly CNN Heroes tribute. The tribute honors those who have set themselves apart by helping others.
Henry was among those honored by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. She was part of a telecast Dec. 6.
Henry started a program called 100 Men Reading. She also was one of five winners. They were picked from more than 1,100 nominees nationwide last year. Winners got $25,000 prizes. The awards were given by Peace First. It is a national nonprofit. They encourage young people to work for positive social change.
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