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It’s officially a new year and a New Year’s resolution that we all should have is to try and HALO (Help And Lead Others) each and every day! Premiering on Monday, January 18th at 8:00 PM ET / PT on Nickelodeon, join Sydney Park as she hosts the all new, pro-social, docu-series, “The HALO Effect,” which focuses on a teen who HALOs and encourages others to do the same. Nickelodeon always inspires everyone to help make the world a better place to live in, from their awe-inspiring HALO Awards to this all new, sensational docu-series!
Here is what fans can look forward to seeing in the premiere episode, “A Place to Sleep,” “16-year-old Jessica Collins from Shelbyville, Ky., helps disadvantaged families in need of beds and bedding. Collins was inspired by the film The Blind Side, and the realization that there are kids who don’t have a bed, to start her non-profit organization A Place to Sleep when she was 10 years old. With the help of her church, family and the generous contributions of local residents who donate funds, beds and their time, A Place to Sleep has provided more than 750 families with bed frames, mattresses and bedding. In recognition of her dedicated service, Nickelodeon’s The HALO Effect will award a $10,000 grant to Collins’ organization.” (source: press release)
In each of the 30 minute episodes, each of the teens will bring out a “HALO Effect Challenge” which challenges viewers to participate and encourages them to get up and HALO too! For the premiere episode, Jessica Collins’ “HALO Effect Challenge” is for everyone to take a pajama selfie to help bring awareness.
Learn more about The HALO Effect here: “The HALO Effect launched in 2013 as a year-round initiative recognizing one deserving teen every month for their work to help and lead others in their community. The initiative was built upon Nickelodeon’s HALO Awards, an annual concert event honoring young community leaders with a grant for their organization and scholarship funds. To date, more than 50 teens across the country have been honored and have received more than $400,000 in grants to fund their non-profit organizations. ” (source: press release)
“The HALO Effect” will be airing monthly on Nickelodeon and is executive produced by the genius himself, Nick Cannon and NCredible Entertainment as well Morgan Spurlock, Richard Arlook, Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin and Ethan Goldman of Warrior Poets. Such a stupendous docu-series that influences everyone that no matter how small or large the gesture, we all can make a positive change in this world!
Don’t forget to tune in to “The HALO Effect” premiering on January 18th at 8:00 PM ET / PT with the amazing Sydney Park hosting! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, are YOU excited to see “The HALO Effect”?
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