Friday, November 24, 2017

HALO Awards 2017 Honoree Spotlight: Andrew Dunn, RAK Louisville

14-year-old Louisville, Ky. resident Andrew Dunn is one of the four inspirational recipient's of the Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017 for his hard work in the community with his non-profit organization, RAK Louisville!

Nick Cannon (L) and HALO Honoree Andrew Dunn speak onstage during the 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards at Pier 36 on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Nov. 3, 2017 - Source: Andrew Toth/Getty Images North America)

Starting with a simple advent calendar, Andrew Dunn created “RAK Louisville” ("Random Acts of Kindness Louisville"), a group to encourage a flood of daily “random acts of kindness” in Louisville. He was inspired after receiving an advent calendar from his mom, which required him to perform a daily act of kindness in order to receive a present. Through "RAK Louisville", Dunn encourages people to complete kindness challenges, organizes community events, helps students seek out service opportunities and motivates others to start their own projects.

Now a Manual High School freshman, Andrew was awarded a coveted Nickelodeon HALO Award at Nickelodeon's HALO Awards 2017 ceremony, held earlier this month at Pier 36 in New York City. The one-of-a-kind concert special honors four young leaders who are changing their communities and the world by “Helping and Leading Others” (HALO).

Each year, Louisville observes" Random Acts of Kindness Day" on December 23rd. For more information and ways to get involved, go to You can also text "kindness" to "33-222" for daily suggestions of random acts of kindness.

Watch Andrew receive his honor at the must-see concert event of the season, the 2017 HALO Awards, hosted by Nick Cannon and featuring special appearances by top music artists, including Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Hey Violet, Why Don’t We, Ayo & Teo and Jacob Sartorius, and Nick stars JoJo Siwa (Lip Sync Battle Shorties), Lizzy Greene (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Tiny Christmas), Ricardo Hurtado (School of Rock), and Daniella Perkins and Owen Joyner (Knight Squad)! Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017 premieres Sunday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) across Nickelodeon USA, TeenNick and Nicktoons! For more information about the 2017 Nickelodeon HALO Awards, visit Congratulations on your award, Andrew!!

Check out RAK Louisville's recent appearance on WHAS 11 below!:

More Nick: Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Hey Violet, Why Don’t We, Ayo & Teo, Jacob Sartorius And More Join Host Nick Cannon For Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017, Concert Event Celebrating Young Community Leaders, 11/26 On Nick USA!!

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