Katie’s Krops highlighted at Tween Summit

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Contact: Kerry Gillick-Goldberg




AllyKatzz.com Announces the 2010 Tween Summit

A.L.L.Y. (AllyKatzz Links Leading Youth) Award &

CertifiK.A.T. (Kids Acting Together) of Achievement Winners


-NEW Crop of Philanthropic Youth to be Inducted at the

2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit in NYC, 10/10/10-


New York, September 23rd, 2010– AllyKatzz.com is pleased to announce the 2010 Tween Summit A.L.L.Y Award Winners, tweens/teens that founded their own non-profits, who will be honored at the 2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit in NYC on 10/10/10:


  • Be Like Brit of Rutland, MA- Britney Gengel (in memoriam)
  • Girls Helping Girls of Fremont, CA- Sejal Hathi
  • Goody Goodies of Poughkeepsie , NY– Macallan Durkin
  • Katie’s Krops of Summerville, SC- Katie Stagliano
  • Lemonaid Warriors of Los Angeles , CA– Lulu Cerone
  • Project HEAL of New York- Liana Rosenman, Kristina Saffran and Becky Allen
  • SHARE in Africa of Basking Ridge, NJ- Shannon McNamara
  • Turn Your World Around of Edgemont , NY- Tara Suri
  • WeStopHate of Williamsburg , VA –Emily-Anne Rigal


To spotlight tweens/teens whose fundraising and volunteer efforts support larger charities, CertifiK.A.T.s of Achievement will be awarded to:


·         Two teen buddy pairs representing Best Buddies New York

·         Kyle Orent of Kyle’s Lemonade/Canine Companions for Independence


“The Tween Summit attendees WANT to make a positive difference in the world but they need to learn HOW. What better way is there to empower girls than to introduce them to kids that are already paving the way?” states Denise Restauri, founder and CEO of both AK Tweens and AllyKatzz.com. “We amassed our second group of incredible award winners from across the United States . From as far away as California to right here in New York we discovered tweens and teens that chose to Stand up, Speak out, and Make A Difference whether by spearheading their own charities or choosing to support a larger non-profit with a mission they believe in. I am so thrilled to honor them and look forward to expanding the reach of these awards at future AllyKatzz.com events.”  


Additional Summit Highlights include:


  • Premium Sponsor, Dove go fresh Deodorant and Body Mist, will surprise one of the A.L.L.Y. Awardees with a $1000.00 grant to help further their mission.
  • Disney’s Friends For Change: Project Green star Tiffany Thornton (Disney Channel’s “Sonny With A Chance”) will present Katie Stagliano with her A.L.L.Y. as her project is spotlighted on their site.
  • Nestlé Very Best In Youth will be on hand to present A.L.L.Y.’s to both Sejal Hathi and Tara Suri as they are both former Nestle Very Best In Youth Winners.




On October 10th, 2010, the 2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit will welcome 250 tween girls, ages 8-14, from across the country to NYC. It begins at 8:00am at The Altman Building in Chelsea, NYC. The day will encompass keynote addresses that emphasize the importance of tweens speaking up and taking action, “Speed Meeting” with “A.L.L.Y. & CertifiK.A.T. of Achievement Awardees,” the Exhibit Hall including: AllyKatzz Alley and AllyKatzz Lab featuring event sponsors that make the Summit possible- all offering the girls a rare opportunity to tell companies what THEY want, a chance to “Speak Up & Share” with the “Listening Panel”- a group of accomplished women from media, entertainment, fashion and sports who want to know what tweens want, and a chance to spread goodwill through DenimMessagingTM (decorating the interior pockets and waistbands of jeans with words of hope and encouragement that will then be donated to homeless tweens and teens). At 7:30pm, at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, they’ll be treated to the “DM’ingTM for Change!” concert featuring host, Monique Coleman (Gimme Mo’), headliner Mitchel Musso (Disney’s “Pair of Kings,” “Hannah Montana” and Phineas and Ferb”) and Tiffany Thornton, both Disney’s Friends For Change: Project Green stars, as well as Kicking Daisies and Fefe Dobson!


To complement the tweens’ experience- a day long Parent Track devoted to exploring topics relevant to their daughters is offered- including what girls are thinking, doing, saying (or not saying), and dreaming…


This groundbreaking day will be moderated by tween expert, AK Tweens and AllyKatzz.com founder Denise Restauri along with author, Seventeen Magazine columnist and self-esteem expert Jess Weiner.




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Disney’s Friends for Change: Project Green is a multi-platform initiative that empowers kids to help the planet. Through the program, kids learn practical ways to help the environment, get their friends involved, track their collective impact and have the opportunity to help Disney decide how to divide $1 million in annual donations to various environmental causes. Kids can join for free at www.Disney.com/projectgreen.





SPONSORS: For information on sponsorship packages, full day passes and other opportunities, contact sales@allykatzz.com.


PRESS: For more information or to register to attend please contact Kerry Gillick-Goldberg of KGG Enterprises, LLC at 1.516.455.3179 or kerry.gillick.goldberg@gmail.com


TWEENS AND PARENTS: For more information and to apply to attend the AllyKatzz Tween Summit visit http://www.tweensummit.com