TeenNick award show pairs activist teens with celebs who share interest in the same causes.
By Jocelyn Vena
The TeenNick HALO Awards have recruited some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the music industry to honor teens who are out there doing good in the world. It was announced that Taylor Swift, , Jessica Biel and David Beckham will be on hand to shine some light on the good deeds being done by four teens.
HALO, which stands for "Helping and Leading Others," links up teens with celebrities who share an affinity for the same causes. "We're proud to be presenting the third annual TeenNick HALO Awards, where we celebrate amazing teens who have touched the lives of many people, including the superstars who share their philanthropic spirit," Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon, said about the show. "Our hope is the show will continue to inspire others to make positive changes in their communities and further foster a culture of social activism."
Swift will be paired with 19-year-old James O'Dwyer, who started the Magnolia Disaster Relief, an aid program that aims to offer relief to rural areas hit by tornadoes. Emily-Anne Rigal, 17, has been paired with Lady Gaga thanks to her work to help stop bullying. She started the WeStopHate.org website, helping to shed light on the cause.
Jessica Biel is paired with Shanoah Washington, an 18-year-old who created the Sista2Sista program, which aims to motivate young women. Finally, David Beckham was paired with Kyle Weiss, 18, who started the organization FUNDaFIELD, which builds soccer fields in Africa.
The show will be hosted by Nick Cannon. It all takes place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on October 26. The broadcast will air on November 6 on Nick at Nite, with an encore on November 7 on TeenNick.
"This generation of young people gives so much and now it's time to give back to them," Cannon said in a statement. "These are ordinary teens doing extraordinary things and I'm so proud to honor this year's TeenNick HALO Award honorees for their heroic efforts and unyielding commitment to helping others."Related Videos