Kenny’s story starts with the same idea that sparks most Indy Reads students tosign up: It was time for a change.
“I struggled with my reading since I was a little kid,” Kenny says. “As I got older, I said, ‘Maybe it’s time I go back and better my life.'”
Kenny joined Indy Reads’ donor-powered Community Classrooms program in September 2017, just as the new program was starting up, and made a name for himself almost immediately.
Kenny comes in early every week to help set up the classroom, and helps encourage other students in their work. “Kenny is a hard-working student now,” says Chris, one of Indy Reads’ student navigators. “He’s helping us all grow.”
“Indy Reads helps me a lot. A lot,” Kenny says. “I wish I had found Indy Reads a long, long time ago.”
|Watch Kenny share his story as part of April’s Alphabet Affair fundraiser! Click here to see the full video playlist.|
Indy Reads is proud to partner with IndyGo to support students in the Community Classrooms program. Watch for more student stories in each month’s newsletter, and catch Routes 19, 38, or 39 to visit Indy Reads at the Central Library, or Routes 11 or 21 to visit Indy Reads Books! All route and trip information is available at indygo.net.