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Aug 17, 2010 (01:08 PM EDT)

- to Relaunch as Tween-Teen Reporter Site, Offering Girls Once-In-A-Lifetime Empowering Opportunities to 'Speak Up, Be Heard, and Change Their World' -

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Always on the forefront of furthering the tween-teen girl experience, Denise Restauri, CEO and founder of and AK Tweens, is re-launching the site and introducing the world to tween and teen girl reporters, ages 9-17. The new site will give both tweens and teens a content rich environment where they will delve into topics that are meaningful to them and put more emphasis on their voice.

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Restauri explains, "Tween-teen girls will now have the platform they have been asking for -- a place to produce their news, consume it and interact with it. Reporters will be given their own columns and have the ability to literally write and 'right' their own stories!"

Reporter benefits include:

A.  Being able to "Speak Up, Be Heard, and Change Their World" -- through words, videos, art, and photos.

B.  Becoming "official" reporters -- credentials and all.

C.  Focusing their time and talent on topics that are of interest to them and others -- from the daily life of a tween-teen, to celebrities and fashion, to current events -- and having their efforts showcased to millions of people world-wide.

D.  Opportunities to interview authors, actors, singers, musicians, politicians, CEO's and more because of's relationships.

E.  Being published from a young age -- and having a portfolio for college.

All tween-teen reporters will go through a rigorous application process that includes a sample blog, a letter of recommendation, written parental permission, and the stamp of a notary public. will relaunch in September 2010 with over 50 tween-teen reporters from around the world including: AZ, CA, CT, FL, MD, MI, NC, NY, OH, TX, VA, Manitoba, Canada, Freeport, The Bahamas, and Sabah, Menggatal in Malaysia.

Tweens, teens, parents, media, marketers, educators and politicians will have the ability to read and understand what is going on in the tween-teen world -- as well as make comments and ask questions. As always, every comment will be monitored by staff prior to posting to insure a safe, secure online environment where the girls truly are able to be open and honest.

For more information, please contact

To apply to be a tween-teen reporter please download: