AK Tweens Announces the 2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit

May 5, 2010

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ — AK Tweens, the nation’s leading tween girl consulting firm and AllyKatzz.com, the largest COPPA compliant tween girl reporter and social networking site today announced that their 2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit- scheduled for October 10th, 2010 in New York City – will take place at The Altman Building followed later that night by a celebrity-studded concert at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

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Feedback from both the inaugural AllyKatzz Tween Summit (Washington, DC- October 2009) and the first ever Tween Town Hall Meeting (UCLA, CA- March 2010) – from tweens, parents, sponsors, and celebrities- has been overwhelmingly positive and there is quite a buzz building. Denise Restauri, founder of both AK Tweens and AllyKatzz.com, states, “We posted the Summit application on AllyKatzz.com last week and already we have received forms from California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington DC, Virginia, Georgia, and even Washington State! These events are the only ones that offer girls a platform to be heard, actual opportunities to change their world, and the chance to meet other like-minded tweens in a safe, nurturing environment.” Restauri’s goal is for all girls to take positive action and to know that even though they are not old enough to vote-they CAN make a difference in their world- Right Now!

The one-day only AllyKatzz Tween Summit will welcome 250 tween girls, ages 8-14, from across the country to NYC. The daytime events are scheduled between 9:00am and 4:00pm. The day will encompass a keynote address that emphasizes the importance of tweens speaking up and taking action, a hands-on “meet & greet” with “A.L.L.Y. Awardees”- inspiring tween/teen girls and boys who started their own non-profits, an Exhibit Hall featuring the event sponsors that make the Summit possible- including Dove® – go fresh Deodorant and Body Mist and AOL’s JSYK- 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, sports, and politics who want to know what tweens want, and a chance to spread goodwill through DenimMessaging(TM)- (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 6:00pm they’ll be treated to a Red Carpet event and the “DM’ing(TM) for Change!” concert featuring artists and bands that will make them scream!

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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