"The HALO Effect" (TV show) is a reality docu-series on Nickelodeon that profiles in every episode a young activist who is making a positive change in his or her community and inspiring others to do the same. Each episode will focus on a teen taking on issues ranging from poverty, to helping military families, to the environment.

Hosted by Sydney Park ("Instant Mom"), the series builds upon the network's successful pro-social initiative of the same name and the annual HALO Awards concert special. The series aims to inspire kids and teens to be active leaders in their communities by offering an insider's look at the personal stories of individuals who have been inspired to give back. Each episode will be capped by the profiled teen kicking off a "HALO Effect Challenge," an action or activity encouraging viewers to become a part of the HALO movement by giving them ways to Help and Lead Others (HALO) in their own communities.

The first teen featured in the series will be Jessica Collins, a 16 year old from Shelbyville, Kentucky. At the age of 10, she was inspired by the film "The Blindside," and the realization that there are kids who don't have a bed, to create "A Place to Sleep." With the help of her church, family and the generous contributions of local residents who donate funds, beds and their time, this non-profit organization has provided more than 700 families with bed frames, mattresses and bedding.

"The HALO Effect" series builds upon Nickelodeon's off-channel pro-social year-round initiative of the same name, which launched in 2013 and recognizes one deserving teen every month for their work to help and lead others in the community. To date, more than 20 teens across the country have been honored and have received more than $100,000 in grants to fund their non-profit organizations.

"The HALO Effect" is executive produced by Nick Cannon and NCredible Entertainment, as well as Morgan Spurlock, Richard Arlook, Jeremy Chilnick and Ethan Goldman of Warrior Poets.


Network: Nickelodeon
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: January 18, 2016
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
NCredible Entertainment
Warrior Poets

Nickelodeon Launches 'The HALO Effect' — Premiering this January, the new monthly pro-social-themed series highlights teens who are Helping and Leading Others (HALO). Read more...

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