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Jennifer Garner and Vice President Kamala Harris present Generation Change at Kids’ Choice Awards


Kamala Harris thanked children for wearing masks and said the Biden administration is doing ‘everything we can to’ to get classrooms reopened during the 2021 Kids’ Choice Awards.

The  Vice President Kamala Harris joined forces with Jennifer Garner  to honor those working toward a brighter future by presenting the Generation Change Award at the 2021 Kids’ Choice Awards.

Unlike the other blimps that mainly went out to kid-friendly celebrities, Harris and Garner presented the honor to all the ‘young leaders’ at home who were working to make the world a better place for future generations.

‘The generation change award is all about the trailblazers and the innovators who work hard to bring people together and to bring positive change to their communities and to the world,’ Jennifer began her speech.  

Kamala Harris thanked children for wearing masks and said the Biden administration is doing ‘everything we can to’ to get classrooms reopened during the 2021 Kids’ Choice Awards 

The future: Harris presented the award  to all the 'young leaders' at home who were working to make the world a better place for future generations

The future: Harris presented the award  to all the ‘young leaders’ at home who were working to make the world a better place for future generations

Tag team: Jennifer Garner, 48, helped introduce Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday at the 2021 Kids' Choice Awards to present the Generation Change Award

Tag team: Jennifer Garner, 48, helped introduce Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday at the 2021 Kids’ Choice Awards to present the Generation Change Award

‘In the past, this award has gone to some of the leading voices of our time,’ she continued.

LeBron James was previously awarded the honor for his ‘I Promise School,’ which caters to at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. 

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe also won the blimp in the past for trying to create new opportunities in the sports world.  

‘But this year, generation change honors those with the biggest, most important voice of all — you, today’s kids, every single one of you! You’re our most precious resource, and your strength, and your courage, has been an inspiration to all of us adults this past year.’

Past greats: 'In the past, this award has gone to some of the leading voices of our time,' Garner said, referring to previous winners like LeBron James and Megan Rapinoe

Past greats: ‘In the past, this award has gone to some of the leading voices of our time,’ Garner said, referring to previous winners like LeBron James and Megan Rapinoe

Viewers like you: 'But this year, generation change honors those with the biggest, most important voice of all — you, today's kids, every single one of you!' she continued

Viewers like you: ‘But this year, generation change honors those with the biggest, most important voice of all — you, today’s kids, every single one of you!’ she continued

After reciting Vice President Harris’ accomplishments as the first woman and the first vice president of color, she introduced the first ‘Momala’ via video chat.

Harris appeared in a navy blue blazer and with a black blouse from an office.

‘Thank you to the young leaders for being so incredible, and for all that you do and will do,’ she began her speech.

‘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. You’ve worn your masks, you’ve helped out your neighbors, you’ve been role models in your community.’

Doing their part: 'You young leaders have really stepped up. You've worn your masks, you've helped out your neighbors, you've been role models in your community'

Doing their part: ‘You young leaders have really stepped up. You’ve worn your masks, you’ve helped out your neighbors, you’ve been role models in your community’

She exhorted young viewers to make a difference while remembering words from her late mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris.

‘When I was young, my mother used to say, “Kamala, 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 said.

‘We are so grateful for you, and we want you to know that we’re doing everything we can to make sure all of our students and 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,’ she concluded.  

‘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,’ said Marva Smalls, ViacomCBS Global Head of Inclusion and Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Kids & Family Entertainment wrote in a statement before the broadcast.

‘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.’

Memories: 'When I was young, my mother used to say, "Kamala, don't just sit around and complain about things. Do something about it,' the vice president added

Memories: ‘When I was young, my mother used to say, “Kamala, don’t just sit around and complain about things. Do something about it,’ the vice president added



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