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

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

When Lleyton Kelly’s loved ones had their conventional objective setting meeting at the starting of the year, they agreed they wanted neighborhood service to be a concentrate.

At only ten years old, Lleyton was the impetus behind the loved ones selecting the ABQ Ride Adopt-A-Spot system for their neighborhood service project.

The loved ones 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 mentioned. “Keeping a bus cease or two clean seemed a very good way to support the city and bus riders also. Unclean stops do not support people today really feel very good about riding the bus.”

The Adopt-A-Spot system, which began in 2017, asks men and women and corporations to take charge of a bus cease by maintaining it clean, removing graffiti and notifying volunteer coordinators of upkeep requirements.

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Lleyton’s grandmother, Ida Kelly — owner of Ida Kelly Realtors, LLC. — mentioned Lleyton will be attending Eisenhower Middle College subsequent year and the loved ones plans to propose to the principal the notion of adopting a number of stops close to the college for neighborhood service projects.

The program’s incentives contain obtaining the individual’s or company’s name displayed at their adopted cease, mentioned Transit Division spokeswoman Megan Holcomb in an e mail.

In addition, corporations can acquire discounts on advertisement space at their adopted bus cease shelter, Holcomb mentioned.

The system at the moment has 50 stops out of two,750 adopted.

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