• Thu. Mar 30th, 2023

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


Mar 17, 2023

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

When Lleyton Kelly’s household had their conventional purpose 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 household selecting the ABQ Ride Adopt-A-Spot plan for their neighborhood service project.

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

“I wanted to give back to the neighborhood,” Lleyton stated. “Keeping a bus cease or two clean seemed a very good way to aid the city and bus riders as well. Unclean stops do not aid individuals really feel very good about riding the bus.”

The Adopt-A-Spot plan, which began in 2017, asks folks and firms to take charge of a bus cease by maintaining it clean, removing graffiti and notifying volunteer coordinators of upkeep requires.

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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 plans to propose to the principal the thought of adopting numerous stops close to the college for neighborhood service projects.

The program’s incentives include things like getting the individual’s or company’s name displayed at their adopted cease, stated Transit Division spokeswoman Megan Holcomb in an e-mail.

In addition, firms can get discounts on advertisement space at their adopted bus cease shelter, Holcomb stated.

The plan presently has 50 stops out of two,750 adopted.

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