Visionary Imani Henry , Gov. Markell and United Way Group

The 100 Men Reading Program was formed in 2010 and is the brainchild of 10 year old Imani Henry, a Reading Assist Institute alumnus who wanted to promote reading and literacy development to young children in Delaware.  Imani co-authored a Macy’s Reading is Fundamental (RIF) grant with the vision of having 100 men go into classrooms to read to children in preschool through 3rd grade.

Today, on 100 Men Reading Day, professional men come together for a breakfast and literacy briefing.  Afterwards, the men visit preschools, childcare centers, and elementary schools spending approximately 30 minutes reading a story to children while encouraging them to read.  Free books are then given to the children to help reinforce the importance of reading daily.

According to Imani, “I know how hard it was for me to learn how to read when I was 5 years old.  So I had an idea to develop the 100 Men reading program; men all over Delaware can help make a huge difference.  Someday I would like to invite President Obama to read on 100 Men Reading Day!”

Contact Us:
P.O. Box 9072
Wilmington, DE 19809
Imani Henry at (302) 420-1819 or SHenry@bvf100MenReading.org