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 that brings men into schools to read to children. She is among those honored as heroes by cable news network CNN.
The network honored 14-year-old Imani Henry of Wilmington. She has been chosen as a Young Wonder. The honor is part of the annual CNN Heroes tribute. The tribute recognizes those who have made a name for themselves by helping others.
Henry was among those recognized 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 picked from more than 1,100 nominees nationwide last year. Winners were given $25,000 prizes. The awards were given by Peace First. It's a national nonprofit that encourages young people to work for positive social change.
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