Michelle Obama will appear at Nickelodeon’s 25th annual Kids’ Choice Awards to present a special award to Taylor Swift.
The first lady will be on hand to honor Swift with the Big Help Award, in recognition of her philanthropic efforts, including work with U.S. tornado and flood survivors . Obama herself was the recipient of the award in 2010, in recognition of her Let’s Move! Campaign, which champions healthier lifestyles for kids. And, as if that weren’t enough to establish her Nick cred, earlier this year, Obama also appeared on a special episode of “iCarly” to promote her Joining Forces initiative to support military families.
The Big Help Award is given to individuals who take actions to better the world and whose impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same. Among her many charitable works, Swift is dedicated to raising funds and awareness to benefit those affected by natural disasters, including opening the last dress rehearsal of her Speak Now Tour to fans as a fundraiser for victims of the 2011 tornadoes that tore through the Southeast. She also works with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the St. Jude Medical Center, Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross.
Previous winners of the Big Help Award include Justin Timberlake and Leonardo DiCaprio. Kids can pledge to make a difference in their community by going to the Big Help website, where they can learn how to take positive actions that will directly affect their communities.
The 25th annual Kids’ Choice Awards air live Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon. Someone will surely be slimed — probably not Michelle though.