Teen honored by CNN for launching literacy program 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
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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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COMMENTS (17)
  • sarahbellef-haw
    12/15/2015 - 08:18 a.m.

    Imani Henry started a literacy program that men can come and read books to kids.I think that Imani is doing a really good deed because a lot of kid don't get read to every so often.

  • jenniek-bel
    12/15/2015 - 01:58 p.m.

    She helped other people.

  • jolenec-bel
    12/15/2015 - 02:01 p.m.

    Imani Henry is a hero because she help out other people.

  • tylerr2-bel
    12/15/2015 - 02:01 p.m.

    She was picked because she was helping others.

  • taylort1-bel
    12/15/2015 - 02:01 p.m.

    Imani sets herself apart by helping other people.

  • lindsayt-bel
    12/15/2015 - 02:02 p.m.

    Imani Henry was called a hero because the tribute honors those who have set themselves apart for helping others.

  • sarahj-bel
    12/15/2015 - 02:03 p.m.

    What makes Imani Henry a hero is by encourage young people to work for a positive social change.

  • rachela-bel
    12/15/2015 - 02:07 p.m.

    She helped out other people.

  • akhilr.-cas
    12/17/2015 - 08:58 p.m.

    she launched a literacy program,that is why she was chosen as a hero by Cable News Network (CNN).

  • linan.-cas
    12/31/2015 - 02:57 p.m.

    What made Imani Henry a hero was she helped others.

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