• Fri. Mar 24th, 2023

ten-year-old spurs family’s organization to take on adopting Albuquerque bus stops


Mar 17, 2023

Lleyton Kelly, appropriate, with his mom, Channing Kelly, and brother Steinar Kelly.
(Courtesy of Ida Kelly)

When Lleyton Kelly’s household members had their classic target setting meeting at the beginning of the year, they agreed they wanted neighborhood service to be a concentrate.

At only ten years old, Lleyton was the impetus behind the household members choosing the ABQ Ride Adopt-A-Spot strategy for their neighborhood service project.

The household members adopted stops 6818 at Montgomery and Eubank, and 5947 on Montgomery by way of their realty workplace, Ida Kelly Realtors, LLC.

“I wanted to give back to the neighborhood,” Lleyton stated. “Keeping a bus quit or two clean seemed a great way to help the city and bus riders as nicely. Unclean stops do not help men and women nowadays genuinely really feel great about riding the bus.”

The Adopt-A-Spot strategy, which started in 2017, asks people and organizations to take charge of a bus quit by sustaining it clean, removing graffiti and notifying volunteer coordinators of upkeep desires.

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Lleyton’s grandmother, Ida Kelly — owner of Ida Kelly Realtors, LLC. — stated Lleyton will be attending Eisenhower Middle College subsequent year and the household members plans to propose to the principal the idea of adopting rather a handful of stops close to the college for neighborhood service projects.

The program’s incentives consist of items like possessing the individual’s or company’s name displayed at their adopted quit, stated Transit Division spokeswoman Megan Holcomb in an e-mail.

In addition, organizations can obtain discounts on advertisement space at their adopted bus quit shelter, Holcomb stated.

The strategy at present has 50 stops out of two,750 adopted.

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