The vice president of the United States was introduced by Jennifer Garner who referred to her as the “first woman, first person of color and first ‘Momala’ to hold this office.”
Garner added, “Becoming vice president was not only a new beginning for her, it was also the culmination of a lifetime of being a champion of kids and family issues and always looking out for the underdog. Like you, Vice President Harris shows us that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, and love in your heart. So it’s my honor to welcome the Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris.”
Vice President Harris bestowed the Generation Change Award in line with the Generation Change presentation, to all the kids out there. She said, “Hi, everyone, and thank you Jennifer for that introduction. Thank you all to Nickelodeon and thank you to the young leaders for being so incredible and for all that you do and will do. From social distancing to remote learning, you’ve been through a lot this year. But through it all, you young leaders have really stepped up.
Harris added, “You’ve worn your mask, helped out your neighbors, been a role model in your community. When I was young, my mother used to say, ‘Don’t just sit around and complain about things, do something about it.’ Well, you are doing something. You are creating a better future, and you inspire me and President Biden every day.”
She continued, “We are so grateful to you, and we want you to know that we are doing everything we can to make sure all of our students and our young leaders can get back to school and back with your friends and be safe and thrive. Thank you for stepping up. You make us and your country so proud.”- Advertisement -
On the other hand, ViacomCBS Global Head of Inclusion and Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Kids & Family Entertainment, Marva Smalls, said, “Vice President Kamala Harris is a pioneer and role model for us all, but especially for today’s kids, who can find inspiration in the story of her path forward and the barriers she has broken from childhood to today. Nickelodeon is proud to bestow this year’s Generation Change Award to kids everywhere, and we’re honored to have the Vice President further trumpet the courage and vitality they have in the wake of so many challenges.”