Nickelodeon, Time Magazine, and Time for Kids have joined forces for the first-ever Kid of the Year honor! And of course, everyone is getting excited about this year-long multiplatform initiative that will include a TV special simulcast on both Nickelodeon and the CBS Television Network. The special will be hosted by none other than funny man, Trevor Noah of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
“As a former kid, I’m looking forward to being part of Nickelodeon and TIME’s Kid of the Year special, which celebrates everything that makes young people amazing and gives them a platform to have their voices heard,” Noah said in a press release. “Today’s kids want to actively make the world a better place and we should do everything we can to help. That’s the goal of this show. So, let’s take those first steps on the path to positive change together and shine a light on the good.”
The special will air in December 2020 and will recognize five extraordinary young leaders who are making a positive impact in their communities and name TIME Kid of the Year, who will also be featured in companion stories in TIME and TIME For Kids. The Kid of the Year partnership will also include the opportunity for all the honorees to serve as kid reporters for TIME For Kids with exclusive access to Nickelodeon events throughout the year.
“Kids drive the cultural narrative in so many ways, and we at Nickelodeon are honored to partner with TIME and TIME For Kids for our first-ever Kid of the Year, an event that celebrates influential kids making a huge impact in their schools, communities and the world,” said Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content in a press release. “Led by the multitalented Trevor Noah, this special will showcase real kids’ achievements in a fun, unique way, and we are thrilled to extend its reach significantly further by simulcasting it on CBS, which is the most watched broadcast network.”
Know someone that you’d like to nominate? Well, stay tuned because details on the nomination and submission process for Kid of the Year will be announced soon!