Adolescence English alumnus Madison Payton ’13 was selected for the International Literacy Association’s inaugural 30 Under 30 list.
“I’m thrilled to unveil our first 30 Under 30 list of young individuals who are tirelessly working to impact the future of global literacy advancement,” said ILA executive director Marcie Craig Post. “Today, an astounding 12 percent of the global population is unable to read or write. These 30 young education champions are developing new, creative strategies to close the literacy gap and, in the process, are transforming lives in their communities and around the world.” Read more.
Madison teaches at English at the Eagle Academy for Young Men II in Brooklyn, where he established a writing center and AP language and literature courses. See Madison on the cover of the September/October issue of Literacy Today and read his full profile on page 26.
Madison was also recently awarded the Stanford Hollyhock Fellowship for High School Teachers, which recognizes “highly motivated early-career teachers.”