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Sydney Park Interview for The Halo Effect Series on Nickelodeon

By May 20, 2016

Have you heard of Nickelodeon's The HALO Effect, a docu-series, hosted by Sydney Park (Instant Mom), that profiles a young activist who is making a positive change in their community and inspiring others to do the same?

Sydney Park Interview for Halo Effect on Nickelodeon

I love the idea behind the show and how each episode includes a “HALO Effect Challenge, that encourages viewers to become a part of the HALO movement by giving them ways to Help and Lead Others (HALO) in their own communities.

To learn more about The HALO Effect, I had the chance to interview the amazing Sydney Park. Continue reading to learn why she's part of the series and what she thinks about the upcoming episode “Hello World,” premiering Friday, May 20, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon

Onica {MommyFactor}: Can you tell me how you got involved with The HALO Effect project and why it appealed to you?

Sydney Park: The HALO Effect is an extension of the HALO Awards, which was started by Nick Cannon, and Nick has always had me host with him. I've hosted the orange carpet one year at the HALO Awards. Now he's kinda passing the baton on to me, when he said he wanted to create a show to honor these amazing kids every month.

So this is just an amazing opportunity. And on top of that, its probably my favorite Nickelodeon awards show. In part because of how meaningful it is to spread a positive message about young kids, who are doing really great things in their community. It's just a really great project to be apart of and it's also fun. I also get to meet a lot of cool people.

Sydney Park Interview for Halo Effect episode Hello World on Nickelodeon

Onica {MommyFactor}: The upcoming episode "Hello World" is about young girls using technology in the camp started by Christina Li. What do you think about the topic in this upcoming episode?

Sydney Park: Yes. It's interesting because Christina is so right. This one was a real unique episode because we really didn't have girls in the technology field. And this is what Christina is saying, that there's a gap between boys and girls in computer engineering. But for girls, you don't see that a lot. You don't see women working in that peculiar area.

So I think it was really cool to see these young girls. When I surprised Christina, I actually got to meet the girls in the camp. They were also just so sweet and young. I love that. I love broadening their perspective at such a young age. Especially with something as unique as computer coding, game designs, all these really cool stuff.

I love that Christina was bring something different to the table with the camp.

Onica {MommyFactor}: What are some fun ways you use technology in your life?

Sydney Park: I actually use the Nike training app. It's free and it's awesome. It's like an all women workout thing. It's amazing. I do that when I can't make it to the gym or the yoga studio. That's one thing amongst the other ways I use technology nowadays. I actually use it for my health. It comes in handy.

Nick Cannon Sydney Park Interview for The Halo Effect Series on Nickelodeon

photo credit: Sydney Park Instagram

Onica {MommyFactor}: I don't think people actually know enough about The HALO Effect. What would say is the appeal? What should families and young kids tune in?

Sydney Park: We have so much crazy stuff going on in the world. And I feel like kids are being exposed to more and more. When you see The HALO Effect it's refreshing because its actually spreading a positive message. But it's also relatable because you're seeing kids your age.

It's not that far fetched. The youngest people I've surprised, for The HALO Effect, were 10 and 12 years old. And then the oldest, I got to surprise were like 18. So there's a range there. It's so much bigger then anything you'll probably see on television right now.

Because you're sending a positive message, it's great. You know, you see these kids stories and you can watch it with your family. It's only 30 minutes, it's awesome, we have a lot of fun and it's very heart warming. I don't mean to sound corny but it really is and it inspires me. I think it will really inspire others also.

Indeed The HALO Effect episodes have something to inspire everyone. Thanks to Nickelodeon and Sydney for the interview.

Halo Effect episode Christina Li Hello World a computer science camp for middle school girls

In another post, I'll share my interview with Christina Li about her “Hello World,” episode.

In an all-new episode of The HALO Effect, “Hello World,” premiering Friday, May 20, at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, extraordinary teen Christina Li uses her passion for technology to increase female participation in the field of computer science.

The episode follows Li as she organizes and instructs a computer science camp for middle school girls in her Michigan school district.

“Hello World” will encore Monday, May 23, at 8:00pm (ET/PT) on Nicktoons and Sunday, May 29, at 9:30pm (ET/PT) on TeenNick.

Nickelodeon's The HALO Effect, 30-minute monthly episodes focus on a teen taking on issues ranging from poverty, to helping military families, to the environment.

The HALO Effect 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.

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.

To learn more about The HALO Effect, visit - www.nick.com/halo-effect/
On Facebook - www.facebook.com/NickelodeonHALO
On Twitter - www.twitter.com/NickelodeonHALO

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  1. Wonderful inspiration for people of all ages! I can't wait to check it out.

  2. This is a a great campaign! As my child gets older I hope that he gets more involved in stuff in the community!

  3. Now this sounds like a wonderful campaign. I love teaching our kids to help others and this is a great way to push them to do so. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. My nieces love helping other people and always pitch in at the soup kitchen for the homeless. This is a really great campaign - very inspirational!

  5. I grew up watching Nickelodeon and I'm glad to see they still inspire kids with positive messaging today. This looks like a wonderful show!

  6. That is an awesome interview. I love that Nick works hard to have positive role models in their shows.

  7. This is such a great show! I thinks it's wonderful to inspire kids to seek out positive acts. There is so much benefit from doing good both for the one doing it and for the one receiving

  8. Nickelodeon was a channel I watched growing up. Glad to see that they still have good shows sending positive messages.

  9. I think this is wonderful! My daughters watch Nickelodeon, so I learned a bit about The Halo Effect. It's wonderful to see all these kids doing this.

  10. This is such a great way to make our NEW GENERATION be aware of the what is happening to our real world. It is good that they added this to a child friendly channel

  11. I like that The Halo Effect is spreading a positive message. This is a great interview.

  12. My daughter watches Nick, I wonder if she's aware of this show. She's the type of kid that would be their target audience.

  13. What I like is that it is inspirational to other kids. It shows them that CAN'T shouldn't be a deterrent to helping others.

  14. Great example of being the change you wish to see in the world.

  15. It is easy to complain about television, especially children's television. However, this program is a good thing for children to see and be inspired by.

  16. I didn't know the premise of the show. I'm so happy to hear this is what it's about!

  17. I had heard about this show before but now I know exactly what it's for! How awesome and inspirational.