Nick Cannon and Morgan Spurlock are putting their production talents behind The HALO Effect, a new docu-series for kids and teens from Nickelodeon inspired by the network’s successful pro-social initiative of the same name and annual HALO Awards concert special.
Set to premiere in January 2016 and hosted by Sydney Park (Instant Mom), The HALO Effect will feature a young activist in each half-hour episode who is making a positive difference in his or her community as a leader and inspiring others to do the same.
Issues covered in the Help and Lead Others (HALO) series range from poverty and the environment to helping military families.
The first episode features Jessica Collins, a 16-year-old from Shelbyville, Kentucky, who created an initiative to give beds to people in need after being inspired by the hit movie The Blindside when she was 10.
Cannon’s NCredible Entertainment is executive producing the monthly series along with Spurlock, Richard Arlook, Jeremy Chilnick and Ethan Goldman of Warrior Poets.
Nick’s year-round, off-channel The HALO Effect initiative launched in 2013 and honors teen leaders across the US with grants to fund their nonprofit organizations.
And this year’s HALO Awards Thanksgiving special airs November 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT in the US.