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Spelman Student’s Literacy Program Helps Thousands

June 2016

Spelman Student Adele Ann Taylor Champions Literacy InitiativeSpelman Bonner Scholar Adele Ann Taylor, C’2017, turned her love for reading into a way to help promote literacy around the world. As CEO and founder of Adele’s Literacy Library, a nonprofit she started at age 13, she has partnered with other groups to donate thousands of books to children in the United States and Kenya. Her literacy programs have reached more than 35,000 people worldwide.

As a Bonner Scholar, she volunteered at an elementary school near campus to kick off her Read All You Can program in 2015. During her junior year, she began speaking to educational professionals throughout Georgia about incorporating RAYC into other schools. This spring, her ALL Ambassadors group became an official Registered Student Organization at Spelman.

“ALL Ambassadors was founded in order to bring together educational activists on campus who are dedicated to empowering people about the various fields of literacy,” said Taylor, who is currently on a one-month study abroad trip in Harbin, China. The international studies major and Spelman Social Justice Associate has gained numerous honors for her literacy outreach, including BET’s M.A.D. Girl, Nickelodeon HALO Award and Global Teen Leader.


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