THE STARS COME TO SUPPORT SERVICE WHEN NICK CANNON PAIRS MARIAH CAREY, ROSARIO DAWSON, WYCLEF JEANAND ASHTON KUTCHER WITH FOUR EXTRAORDINARY TEENS, IN SECOND ANNUAL TEENNICK HALO AWARDS, FRIDAY, DEC. 10, ON TEENNICK!
TeenNick, Nickelodeon's 24-hour TV network exclusively for and about teens and tweens, will partner with mega-stars Mariah Carey, Rosario Dawson, Wyclef Jean and Ashton Kutcher to recognize four deserving teens who are philanthropic leaders in their communities in the second annual TeenNick HALO Awards.Conceived, hosted and executive produced by TeenNick Chairman Nick Cannon, the hour-long special that honors real-life teens who are "Helping And Leading Others" (HALO) will premiere Friday, Dec. 10, at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on TeenNick, followed by an encore on Nick at Nite at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
"The TeenNick HALO Awards continues to inspire young people to become agents of change," said Cannon."These four teens help and lead others because they believe it's the right thing to do, which is why they deserve to be acknowledged and supported to continue their work." "On the heels of last year's success, we're very happy to have four new mega-stars on board to celebrate these extraordinary teens who have made a difference in their communities," said Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon.
Each teen honoree was surprised by a visit from Cannon and, in partnership with EIF, awarded a grant for their organization, a scholarship fund and an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and connect with a celebrity who shares a similar passion for their cause.This year's TeenNick HALO Award honorees are:
Lauren Huichan, 18, Albuquerque, N.M. - A trouble foster kid, Lauren was kicked out of multiple homes before choosing to get her life together with the support of the youth advocates Adelante. Now president of the group, she works to change the foster care system in New Mexico, advocate for teens in the system and ensure that other teens and kids do not have as hard a time as she did.Lauren's HALO match is Mariah Carey who is involved with the Fresh Air Fund, which gives disadvantaged urban youth an opportunity to go to camp, experience the outdoors and build new skills and friendships.
Herold Charles, 18, Miami, Fla. - Originally from Jacmel, Haiti, Herold moved to Miami five years ago for a better education.While his family was spared from the earthquake that hit Haiti last January, he dedicated his time to help 25 families in the U.S. locate their loved ones.Since then, he was worked with Humanity Road, Help Haiti Heal and Help Chile Heal to help those who continue to suffer.His HALO match is Wyclef Jean who also keeps the plight of Haiti alive by providing scholarships to Haitian children through his Yéle Haiti Foundation.
Joshua Hall, 17, Brooklyn, N.Y. - During his freshman year in high school, Joshua was chosen to be a part of Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service and was selected to travel to Ghana where he spent 10 days with children enslaved in the fishing industry.This first-hand experience is what compels Joshua to use his voice to advocate for the eradication of child slavery and for basic human rights for all children.His HALO match is Ashton Kutcher who started the DNA Foundation (The Demi and Ashton Foundation) to raise awareness about child sex slavery by changing cultural stereotypes that facilitate this horrific problem and rehabilitate innocent victims.
Jordan Somer, 16, Papillion, Neb. - A pageant queen since age 4, Jordan created Miss Amazing, a pageant for young women ages 5 to 35 with both physical and mental disabilities.Her HALO match is Rosario Dawson who shares her passion for female empowerment as an active board member of V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls.
Tune in to TeenNick for the HALO Awards premiere on Friday, December 10 at 8:00pm
SOURCE: TV GUIDE