Hey M Girls!
Don't forget to tune into TeenNick tonight for the HALO Awards. TeenNick chairman Nick Cannon started the HALO Awards last year to honor teens who serve as philanthropic leaders in the community. Each honoree was visited by Nick, awarded a grant for their cause, provided with a scholarship fun and give an opportunity to meet with a celebrity who shared a similar interest in their cause. Want to know more? Here's some info on the 2010 honorees:
Herold Charles, 18, Miami, FL: Though Herold is from Haiti, he moved to Miami five years ago for a chance at a better education. While his family did experience the earthquake that hit Haiti last year, he dedicated himself to helping 25 families in the US find their loved ones. He has also worked with Humanity Road, Help Haiti, and Help Chile Heal.
Jordan Somer, 17, Papillion, NE: Jordan has been a pageant queen since she was 4 years old. She created Miss Amazing, a pageant for young women ages 5 to 35 with both physical and mental disabilities.
Joshua Hall, 17, Brooklyn, NY: When he was a freshman in high school, Joshua was chosen to be a part of Journey for Change: Empowering Youth Through Global Service. He traveled to Ghana and spent 10 days with children who are enslaved in the fishing industry. This experience changed his life and now Joshua is an advocate for the eradication of child slavery and for basic human rights for all children.
Lauren Huichan, 18, from Albuquerque, NM: Lauren had a troubled childhood and moved through several foster homes. She found support in the youth advocates of Adelante and was able to change her life around. Now, Lauren is the president of the group and is working to improve the foster care system of New Mexico so no other teens have to experience what she did.
Let's dish: Will you watch the HALO Awards? Do you do any volunteer work? What do you think of the honorees' achievements?
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