AK Tweens Launches the A.L.L.Y. (AllyKatzz Links Leading Youth) Awards & CertifiK.A.T.’s (Kids Acting Together) of Achievement
NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire/ — AK Tweens, the nation’s leading tween girls’ marketing/consulting firm and AllyKatzz.com, the largest COPPA compliant tween girl social networking site today announced the launch of the A.L.L.Y. Awards and CertifiK.A.T.’s of Achievement with the first group of inductees to be honored at the AllyKatzz Tween Town Hall Meeting scheduled for March 13th, 2010 at UCLA’s Hall of Fame.
Based on feedback from the AllyKatzz Tween Summit held in October, 2009, Denise Restauri, founder and CEO of both AK Tweens and AllyKatzz, realized that the attendees wanted to know not just that they COULD and SHOULD make a positive difference in the world but they needed to learn HOW. “I knew then that the best way to empower girls would be to introduce them to tweens and teens that they could emulate–ones who saw a problem or an injustice and devised or assisted with solutions!” expressed Restauri.
AK Tweens is pleased to announce the inaugural group of A.L.L.Y. Award Winners–tweens/teens that founded their own non-profits–who will be present for “Meet & Greets” at the AllyKatzz Tween Town Hall Meeting: Code Blue, Inc. of Mitchellville, MD, Cupcakes for Cancer of Solvang, CA, Green Youth Movement of Beverly Hills, CA, Kids Helping Kids of Brentwood, CA, Kids Who Care Foundation of Irvine, CA, One Is Greater Than None of Merrick, NY and Step by Step of Kentfield, CA. CertifiK.A.T.’s of Achievement will also be awarded that day to Alexandra Rose Rieger of In a Perfect World, CA, Emerald-Angel Young of Tea Party Angels, NY, Johna Rivers of ActionistÃ‚® Network, CA, and Megan Kilroy of Team Marine, CA, for their efforts within larger organizations.
States Restauri, “These tweens and teens highlight the very best of what youth today stands for. They had the insight, the compassion, the courage, the willingness, and ultimately the commitment to stand up, speak out, and lead others by spearheading their own charities or making an impact on a larger non-profit. I am so thrilled to honor them and look forward to expanding the reach of the awards at future AK Tweens events. We are forming a Network of philanthropic youth.”
SOURCE AK Tweens