The 2012 TeenNick HALO Awards are November 19th!
At the fourth annual TeenNick HALO Awards, Tyra Banks, Justin Bieber, Josh Duhamel and Emma Stone will join Nick Cannon to honor four teens who are Helping And Leading Others. The 90-minute special premieres Monday, Nov. 19 at 8pm on Nick at Nite, and will feature musical performances by Ne-Yo and Neon Trees.
"Each year we continue to be inspired by young people giving of themselves and we are honored to give back to them. We applaud these HALO honorees and their outstanding commitment to service on a local and national level." - Nick Cannon, TeenNick HALO Awards creator, executive producer, and host.
If you've seen the HALOs in the past, you know just how amazing and inspiring this show is. Watching Nick Cannon surprise hardworking teens to reward them for their efforts pretty much always makes me cry. I'm so excited to learn more about this year's honorees:
Allyson Ahlstrom, 17, Santa Rosa, California
Allyson Ahlstrom combined her love of fashion and community service to create Threads for Teens, an organization that collects and distributes clothing to disadvantaged girls. She provides one-on-one support to the girls as they shop, bonding over fashion, talking about their lives and sharing motivational advice. Allyson's HALO match, Tyra Banks, started TZONE at the Lower Eastside Girls Club, providing workshops, mentoring, and community activities to help girls develop their self-esteem.
Matt Ferguson, 18, Hillsboro, Oregon
Matt Ferguson was inspired to start Matt's Chemo Bags after finding out his mom had been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. He started putting together bags of essential items (body lotion, tissues, a handmade blanket, a lap pillow, a pen and notebook, and lots of other stuff) to comfort women who are going through chemotherapy. Matt's HALO match, Emma Stone, is an advocate for Stand Up To Cancer, an organization that raises funds for innovative cancer research.
Kylie Lan Tumiatti, 16, West Melbourne, Florida
Abandoned at birth in Gaoming, China, Kylie Lan Tumiatti was adopted into a loving family that instilled in her a passion for giving back to the community. After watching her younger sister and other adoptees struggle with learning English, Tumiatti partnered with Operation HOPE Florida to create a literacy program that helps children build language skills. Kylie's HALO match, Justin Bieber, is a big supporter of Pencils of Promise, which works to build schools in developing countries.
Taylor Waters, 19, Sanford, N.C.
Taylor Waters' belief in giving back to her community stems from her personal experiences with disaster. She works with her hometown American Red Cross, is establishing her own Red Cross Club at East Carolina University and, networks with teens across the country as part of the American Red Cross Youth Council. Taylor's HALO match is Josh Duhamel, who supports the disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross and was recently honored by the organization with a "Crystal Cross Award" for humanitarianism.
I love everything about the HALO Awards! I can't wait to see them on November 19th, and I hope you'll all be watching too.