TeenNick HALO Awards To Begin Honoring Teens All Year Long

Last night (Nov 17) the fifth annual TeenNick HALO Awards aired live from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Nick who created and executive produced the awards also hosted.The HALO Awards which stands for “Helping and Leading Others”welcomed Dax Shepard, Darren Criss, Kevin Hart, Chloe Bennet, co-hosts Kevin Jonas and Jennette McCurdy and many more to recognize four real-life teens who have made a positive impact in their communities by partnering with or creating a specified organization — complete with pre-show orange carpet and a performance by Fall Out Boy. Each honoree was paired with a celebrity based on their shared passions for a cause: Shay Mitchell with 16-year-old Miranda Fuentes in their efforts to bring awareness to autism; Josh Hutcherson with 19-year-old Zachary Kerr for allying with LGBTQ efforts; Chris Paul with 19-year-old Rocio Ortega for their like-mindedness in improving youth education; and Queen Latifah with 19-year-old Denzel Thompson for shared efforts in increasing community educational training. Both the organizations and honorees were gifted $10,000 in grants and scholastic scholarships.Audience members — comprised of hundreds of students from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Amigos de los Rios and Key Club International, who earned their tickets into the show by dedicating three hours of community service — were entertained by The Jane Doze and performances from Austin Mahone and Enrique Iglesias.During the broadcast Nick announced: “Starting in January, TeenNick has come up with a big way to make the HALO effect official. Each month, [TeenNick] will recognize a young person who is making a difference and give them a $5,000 grant to the charity or organization of their choice. We’ll keep the HALO effect going on yearlong.”The TeenNick HALO Awards will encore TONIGHT, Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. on TeenNick.Check out some of the pictures from the event below and see even more on Nick Cannon Archives