Article: How Do You “HALO”? Nickelodeon Launches “The HALO Effect” Set To Premiere In January 2016!


The inspiring and magnificent 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards is set to air on November 29, 2015. Each year, the HALO Awards honors teens who are going out of their way to “Help And Lead Others” and influence others to do the same. To say Nickelodeon’s HALO Awards is inspiring is truly an understatement. To continue off its HALO inspiration, Nickelodeon has just announced its launch of “The HALO Effect” which is set to premiere in January 2016. The docu-series consisting of 30 minute episodes is executive produced by Nick Cannon’s NCredible Entertainment and Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets.

According to the press release, “The HALO Effect series, which will be hosted by Sydney Park (Instant Mom), builds upon the network’s successful pro-social initiative of the same name and the annual HALO Awards concert special (airing this year on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.[ET/PT]). The HALO Effect aims to inspire kids and teens to be active leaders in their communities by offering an insider’s look at the personal stories of individuals who have been inspired to give back. Each episode will be capped by the profiled teen kicking off a “HALO Effect Challenge,” an action or activity encouraging viewers to become a part of the HALO movement by giving them ways to Help and Lead Others (HALO) in their own communities.”

Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, and Chief of Staff, Nickelodeon stated, “The HALO Effect is another pro-social platform letting our audience connect to the issues they care about and to the work of friends and peers who are actively improving their communities. Together with our monthly grants program and annual HALO Awards Thanksgiving concert event, the HALO Effect TV series will provide a window in to how central the idea of ‘Helping and Leading Others’ is to today’s generation of kids and young adults.” (source: press release)

Let’s take a look at the excitement viewers get to look forward to in the first episode: “The first teen featured in The HALO Effect will be Jessica Collins, a 16 year-old from Shelbyville, KY. At the age of 10, she was inspired by the film The Blindside, and the realization that there are kids who don’t have a bed, to create “A Place to Sleep.” With the help of her church, family and the generous contributions of local residents who donate funds, beds and their time, this non-profit organization has provided more than 700 families with bed frames, mattresses and bedding.” (source: press release)

Every day we should all aspire to HALO, and Nickelodeon continues to influence everyone in so many wonderful, different ways to go out and help others. No matter how small or large the gesture, taking an extra step to help and lead others can help make the world an even better place! Don’t forget to tune in and watch the “The HALO Effect” premiering in January 2016!

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