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 who started a literacy campaign that brings men into schools to read to children is among those honored as heroes by cable news network CNN.
 
The network honored 14-year-old Imani Henry of Wilmington as a Young Wonder. The honor is part of the annual CNN Heroes tribute. The tribute recognizes those who have distinguished 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 received $25,000 prizes, given by Peace First. It's a national nonprofit that encourages young people to work for positive social change.

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  • justiny-2-bar
    12/11/2015 - 02:44 p.m.

    Imani Henry is a hero for an important reason she built a program to teach reading skills. I find it interesting that a teen was able to make such a difference in the world.

  • jodya-lan
    12/14/2015 - 10:17 a.m.

    the story made me happy because. i think it is nice to help men read especally men who needed that type of help. and that she cared enought to help all those men.that is why the story made me happy.

  • kylenp-lan
    12/14/2015 - 10:18 a.m.

    henry is a hero because started a literacy campaign that brings men into schools to read to children is among those honored as heroes by cable news network CNN.

  • christianm1-lan
    12/14/2015 - 10:21 a.m.

    Imani Henry is a hero because she asked 100 men to come read books to children and she was also one of the top 5 nominees and 1,100 people picked her and the winner got $25,000.

  • daionnas-lan
    12/14/2015 - 10:21 a.m.


    Something that makes Imani a hero is that she did things nice for people. Such as she tried too help children out and adults.Those are somethings that i think about her.

  • derekw-lan
    12/14/2015 - 10:24 a.m.

    what makes Imani Herny a hero is that she saved hundreds pf man from being stupid by making a school from so they can learn how to read in the last paragraph it says that Herny started a program called 100 man

  • myat-lan
    12/14/2015 - 10:26 a.m.

    This makes Imani Henry a hero because she made a campaign that says men should be able to read to children . By her doing this it helping the kids so they can stay on grade level and that they can learn more . This is what makes Imani Henry a hero !

  • jodya-lan
    12/14/2015 - 10:27 a.m.

    what makes imani henry a hero because.she took her time to make a program for men(and she is a woman).and in the story it says she was one of the five winners who one last years nationwide nomanise. that is what makes her a hero.

  • christianm1-lan
    12/14/2015 - 10:30 a.m.

    Imani Henry is a hero because she asked 100 men to read to the children at the school. A Delaware teenager who started a literacy campaign that brings men into schools to read to children is among those honored as heroes by cable news network CNN.
    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 received $25,000 prizes, given by Peace First. It's a national nonprofit that encourages young people to work for positive social change.

  • cassidym-lan
    12/14/2015 - 11:04 a.m.

    What makes Lmani Henry a hero is that she made a organization that is called 100 men read she helps kids think in positive social change. I got all of the from the last paragraph.

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