Most awards shows honor celebs in the TV, movies, and music world, but now TeenNick is presenting a brand new type of award -- one for teens just like you! TeenNick chairman Nick Cannon is hosting tonight's first ever TeenNick Halo Awards, and he's psyched about the honor!
"There are so many regular young people who are agents of change in their communities, and I wanted to recognize their efforts," says Nick. "One person can make a difference, and it's my hope that this special will encourage ongoing activism and inspire a new generation of leaders."
Joining Nick are four celebs -- Hayden Panettiere, Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, and NBA player LeBron James -- who aren't receiving awards but giving them to teens who are "Helping And Leading Others" (HALO) by making big changes in the world through philanthropic causes. They'll even be a special message for the honorees -- Brryan Jackson of St. Louis, MO; Megan Kilroy of Santa Monica, CA; Darrius Snow of Atlanta; and Leah Stoltz of Long Island, NY -- from First Lady Michelle Obama!
TeenNick Halo Awards airs Friday, December 11, at 8 p.m. ET on TeenNick. An encore will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Nick at Nite.
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