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 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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