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Germantown Teen to be Honored on Nickelodeon’s HALO Effect on Friday



Nickelodeon will honor extraordinary Germantown resident Stephanie Quintero for her work in supporting underprivileged and immigrant children in the US, in all-new episode of The HALO Effect, “Chicos and Kids.” Premiering Friday, Sept. 23, at 8:30 pm on Nickelodeon, the episode profiles 17-year-old Quintero, who created a mentorship program that provides tutoring services and helps children builds relationships with teen mentors in Gaithersburg.

Quintero, who is a 2016 graduate of St. Andrews Episcopal School in Potomac, founded “Chicos and Kids” in 2010 after visiting her grandparents in Colombia and learning that the local kids’ school was underfunded. Along with her brother, Quintero began teaching English classes to kids in Colombia every summer and she has also inspired another young girl to teach English in Guatemala. “Chicos and Kids” focuses on teaching underprivileged and immigrant children in Montgomery County, who are struggling in school and need help adjusting to American culture.