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PBteen, Scholastic, and My Pillow Pets Join Dove go fresh Deodorant and Matching Body Mist as Official Sponsors of the 2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit
Sep 09, 2010 (02:09 PM EDT)

-10/10/10 Event in NYC Gives Tween Girls the Opportunity to Stand Up, Speak Out, and Be Heard -

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ --, the largest COPPA compliant tween-teen girl reporter and social networking site, today announced that PBteen, Scholastic, and My Pillow Pets have joined Dove go fresh Deodorant and Matching Body Mist along with Discovery Girls Magazine, Justine Magazine, Popstar! Magazine,, the Confidence Coalition, Girl Scouts of Greater New York, IZZE Sparkling Juice, Pirate Brands and Rolling River Day Camp as Official Sponsors of the 2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit scheduled for 10/10/10 at the Altman Building in NYC.



"The continuing enthusiastic response of companies wanting to join our mission to give tween girls a platform to Stand Up, Speak Out and Be Heard has been incredible," states Denise Restauri, CEO and founder of both AK Tweens and "Our sponsors are embracing the fact that tweens have voices that need to be supported. They understand that our Tween Summits give girls incredible opportunities that they can't get anywhere else."

Emily-Anne, last year a tween attendee and this year an A.L.L.Y. Awardee, agrees, "Through the Tween Summit, I've met women who have changed my life in ways I never could have even dreamed of. The Summit played a vital role in opening my eyes to a whole new world of self-esteem and empowerment. For this reason, I will always have a special place in my heart for the AllyKatzz Tween Summit."

  • PBteen- has created an incredibly fun and welcoming lounge filled with décor inspired from the pages of their eye-catching catalog. While relaxing in the PBteen lounge, the girls will have the opportunity to design a pillow using inspirational words and phrases. Everyone will leave the event with a PBteen goodie bag filled with swag!  
  • Scholastic- Ann M. Martin, bestselling author of the beloved The Baby-sitters Club, will be on hand for a "meet and greet" and book signing session and introduce the momentous series to a new generation of readers! Each attendee will also receive one of the following books in their swag bag:  Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls #1: Moving Day by Meg Cabot, Girls' Life Guides, Smile by Raina Telgemeier, Forget Me Not by Coleen Murtagh Paratore or Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee.
  • Set to launch at the end of October 2010, this NEW site inspires girls to know themselves and their friends better by sharing their stories and opinions through answering and crafting all sorts of cool questions. The end result is the creation of different themed books the girls produce and print out!
  • My Pillow Pets (CJ Products, LLC) – A custom designed Ally Kat Pillow Pet will be given to each tween attendee at the Summit for years of fun, comfort and enjoyment.
  • Macmillan Children's Publishing Group – in addition to their previously announced sponsorship, Alexandra Adornetto, author of Halo, will be in attendance for a "Meet & Greet" and book signing session.


The 2nd Annual AllyKatzz Tween Summit will welcome 250 tween girls, ages 8-14, from across the country to NYC. Beginning at 8:00am at The Altman Building in Chelsea, 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- 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 7:30pm, at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, they'll be treated to a Red Carpet event and the "DM'ing(TM) for Change!" concert featuring teen artists and bands!

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 founder Denise Restauri along with author, Seventeen Magazine columnist and self-esteem expert Jess Weiner.

SPONSORS: For information on sponsorship packages, full day passes and other opportunities, contact

TWEENS AND PARENTS: For more information and to apply to attend the AllyKatzz Tween Summit visit