AllyKatzz

AllyKatzz AllyKatzz is a media company that provides online and offline platforms for girls and young women to speak out, be heard and change the world.
ONLINE: AllyKatzz.com is the premier online platform for girls and young women to share information about what is going on in their worlds through social networking and news. The site, which is open to all teen and tween girls, also features a dedicated team of young female reporters who blog about today’s news. AllyKatzz.com is a 100% monitored network that gives girls a safe place to speak out and be heard. AllyKatzz.com is a cool, fun and diverse community where girls go to tackle real issues, connect with others, be creative, problem solve, be heard, express and share their opinions, ideas, concerns, hopes and dreams. AllyKatzz girls are leaders and influencers. OFFLINE: AllyKatzz hosts an annual Summit event where girls and young women from around the globe who are changing the world join together to interact with the press, politicians and organizations, enabling them to speak up and be heard by the world. On August 11, 2011, AllyKatzz powered the third annual Summit: International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration in collaboration with the United Nations and Monique Coleman, actress and UN Youth Champion. Girls, young women and power women joined forces to Unite to Ignite. A movement was Super-Charged! ALLYKATZZ TWEEN-TEEN REPORTERS: In 2010, AllyKatzz added “Tween-Teen Reporters”—girls ages 11-17—who are given a “column” on AllyKatzz.com to report on all things that are important to tween-teen girls, from current events to fashion and beauty finds to the newest trends. In addition, these reporters are provided with opportunities to be interviewed by the press, as well as to interview celebrities, authors, politicians, philanthropic and corporate leaders, musicians and more. A.L.L.Y. AWARDS: Girls/young women ages 10-22 are selected by AllyKatzz and honored online and offline for their dedication and contributions toward making change.

ABOUT FOUNDER & CEO DENISE RESTAURI Denise gives girls and young women platforms online and offline to speak out, be heard and change the world. A global expert on girls and young women, Denise has appeared on ABC, CBS Early Show, The Today Show, BBC America, NPR, E!Online, and in USA TODAY, People, More Magazine, MediaPost and more. A visionary business leader with a media/marketing/revenue-driven mind, Denise has been at start-up, speed-up and "stay #1" in both web and traditional media. Denise connects the dots between old media and new media; bridges the gap for girls and women to join forces to really change the world; and works with companies to help them avoid costly mistakes as they launch products/brands that girls and young women truly want and need. Prior to AllyKatzz, Denise was VP of Sales at USA TODAY and led a driven team that turned USA TODAY into the No.1 selling newspaper, worked with the White House to produce education programs that put USA TODAY in classrooms and extended the brand globally. PS: The inspiration behind AllyKatzz is Denise’s 18 year-old-daughter, Ally – she was a tween when AllyKatzz launched.

Mission: Give girls and young women platforms to speak out, be heard and change the world.

Check Out Amily-Anne Rigal aka Schmiddlebopper.
03/24/2012
Lady Gaga's 'Hero' Stops Teen Bullying and Hate - Forbes

Check Out Amily-Anne Rigal aka Schmiddlebopper.

Video Lady Gaga said, “Emily-Anne, I wish there were more in the world like you dolly.” When asked who her idol is, Lady Gaga responded: "Emily-Anne is my hero." Emily-Anne Rigal aka Schmiddlebopper is the 18-year-old founder and director of WeStopHate.org, a non-profit movement of 'Boppers' - teens...

Facebook Can Tell You If A Person Is Worth Hiring - Forbes
03/05/2012
Facebook Can Tell You If A Person Is Worth Hiring - Forbes

Facebook Can Tell You If A Person Is Worth Hiring - Forbes

There's another good reason for checking out a candidate's page before inviting them in for an interview: it may be a fairly accurate reflection of how good they'll be at the job.

Sleeping-Bag Coat for the Homeless Leads to a Garment Industry - Forbes
03/01/2012
Sleeping-Bag Coat for the Homeless Leads to a Garment Industry - Forbes

Sleeping-Bag Coat for the Homeless Leads to a Garment Industry - Forbes

VideoVeronika Scott is 22 years old and the Founder of The Empowerment Plan, a nonprofit that hires Detroit’s homeless women to make coats for the homeless. I met Veronika in August 2011 when she spoke at the event my company powered at the United Nations - The International Year of Youth [...]

Please read and share and help girls with eating disorders.
02/27/2012
Teen Girl In The Mirror. A Picture Shows Her Truth. - Forbes

Please read and share and help girls with eating disorders.

From Mashable.com's Top 10 Twitter Pics of the Week (2/25/2012) a photo from @NathansReality with this tweet: #NeverTellAGirl she is ugly, fat/overweight. This is what happens. This photo is sad and timely because this week (Feb 26 - March 3) is National Eating Disorders Awareness week. With 11 mil...

Congrats to Gina Otto and Cassandra's Angel!!! We're supporting you!
10/20/2011
Cassandra's Angel

Congrats to Gina Otto and Cassandra's Angel!!! We're supporting you!

Cassandra's Angel is about the stories we are given by the people in our lives about who they think we are.... and then dropping those stories so that we can become who we came here to be. www.CassandrasAngel.com

Emily-Anne Rigal, AK's Assistant Teen Editor and Lady Gaga together, supporting WeStopHate.org!!!  xoxo, Denise
10/10/2011
LADY GAGA - WeStopHate

Emily-Anne Rigal, AK's Assistant Teen Editor and Lady Gaga together, supporting WeStopHate.org!!! xoxo, Denise

AK 2010 Tween Summit
10/07/2011

AK 2010 Tween Summit

10/07/2011

2010 A.L.L.Y. Award Winners Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran and co-founders of Project HEAL (Help to Eat, Accept, & Live) are holding their 3rd Anuual Fundraising Brunch on Sunday, October 23rd at Carlyle on the Green (Bethpage State Park / 99 Quaker Meeting House Road / Farmingdale, NY 11735). Lots to celebrate this year! Project HEAL founders, Liana and Kristina, have been invited to Glamour Magazine's 21st Annual Women of the Year Awards Ceremony this November to be saluted as one group of 21 Amazing Young Women for their great work through Project HEAL! Your contribution and attendance on October 23rd will benefit their cause as they continue to raise money for those with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment.

10/03/2011
Chase Community Giving on Facebook | Facebook

Our friends, Global Kids, need your votes to win the Chase American Giving Awards. Please vote at http://vote.globalkids.org or if you are using a cellphone, http://support.globalkids.org They help empower young people to become global citizens and community leaders. Please vote now!

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

2011 UN Celebration
09/20/2011

2011 UN Celebration

2011 UN Celebration
09/14/2011

2011 UN Celebration

08/13/2011

Just wanted to thank all of the women and youth delegates who attended the UN International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration! It was all of you who helped make the day so special! We hoped you all enjoyed it and continue to help change the world!

08/11/2011

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE DAY FILLED WITH AMAZING GIRLS AND WOMEN! What was YOUR favorite part of the day?!?!

08/11/2011

TODAY IS THE DAY! The AllyKatzz team is about to head over to the UN! Don't forgot, if you can't be at the International Year of Youth Culmination - you can watch it LIVE at gimmemo.com! Tune in 9:30 am - 1:00 pm EST!

08/10/2011

Can't make it to the International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration tomorrow? Don't fret! You can watch it LIVE on gimmemo.com! And if you tweet, use the hashtag #Celebration2011 to keep up with the conversation!

08/09/2011

We have a full day of stuffing goody bags, making name tags and getting all ready for the International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration! It's so close!

08/08/2011

Hey girls! Are you attending the International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration? Do you tweet?! Use the hashtag #Celebration2011 when you're talking about the event from now on! Let's get the conversation going!

These girls may be young, but they have already done so much good in their communities and even the world! Can't wait to...
08/07/2011
Summit 2011 A.L.L.Y. Awards

These girls may be young, but they have already done so much good in their communities and even the world! Can't wait to hear them speak at the 2011 International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration next Thursday!

"11 years old and willing to help..." is how Olivia described herself to the Audubon Society when she contacted them about the tragedy in the Gulf, knowing birds were going to suffer and her fundraising idea to help: using her talent as an artist to give bird drawings to those who donated to wildlif...

08/07/2011
Summit 2011 Speakers

There are going to be so many amazing women speaking at the 2011 International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration. From government officials, to athletes, to business women - you're sure to be inspired!

Monique Coleman is most recognized as Taylor McKessie from Disney's High School Musical as well as 4th place contestant on Season 3 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Prior to her success with High School Musical, Coleman appeared alongside James Earl Jones in the Hallmark Movie The Reading Room and r...

08/04/2011

ONLY ONE WEEK! Until the 2011 International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration!

Veronika Scott is only 21, but already doing great things to help the homeless in her home city of Detroit!
08/03/2011
How A 21-Year-Old Design Student's Sleeping-Bag Coat Could Break The Cycle Of Homelessness | Fast Co

Veronika Scott is only 21, but already doing great things to help the homeless in her home city of Detroit!

As a design student in Detroit, Veronika Scott was keenly aware of the increasing numbers of homeless people suffering deeply during the relentless winters. At the tender age of 21, she created The Detroit Empowerment Plan not to solve homelessness, but to provide much-needed warmth to the city's 20...

08/03/2011
Helping girls and their BFFs build strong bones | Best Bones Forever!

There’s still time to send in your dance video before the Best Bones Forever! Let’s Dance contest featuring Savvy ends on August 10! Check out the Featured Video of the Week at www.bestbonesforever.gov and send in your own today for a chance to win weekly prizes and the grand prize—appearing in a Savvy music video! www.bbfletsdance.com

Bestbonesforever.gov encourages girls to build strong bones at an early age by exercising, and eating foods with calcium and vitamin D.

Faces from the field: A day of thoughtful visits & gorgeous photos from Chile. FITE
08/02/2011
Faces from the field: A day of visits and photos from Chile

Faces from the field: A day of thoughtful visits & gorgeous photos from Chile. FITE

Early this week I had to the opportunity to go out into the field with Kiva staff member Nicolas Lafaye (Portfolio Manager for South America) as he visited Fondo Esperanza in Santiago, Chile. This day gave me the opportunity to focus on two of my favorite parts of being a Kiva Fellow: talking with

We are proud to announce the 2011 A.L.L.Y. Award Winners and Panel Members for the 2011 International Year of Youth Culm...
07/30/2011
Summit 2011 A.L.L.Y. Awards

We are proud to announce the 2011 A.L.L.Y. Award Winners and Panel Members for the 2011 International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration!!

“I am willing to help and I want to make a difference,” said 11-year-old Olivia after the Gulf oil spill. To date she has raised nearly $200,000 for Audubon by creating original paintings that she gave to donors. She has been named Dawn Jr. Wildlife Champion, received the Artist Inspiring Conservati

07/29/2011

We're so happy to have so many wonderful organizations partnering up with us for the 2011 International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration! Girl Up, BeingGirl, and Justine Magazine just to name a few!

Our reporters tackle the heavy stuff - like religion! Great blog post - definitely check it out!
07/29/2011
Religion: Can It Control Your Life in Unhealthy Ways?

Our reporters tackle the heavy stuff - like religion! Great blog post - definitely check it out!

Talking to boys, going to school, wearing long pants, speaking your mind,hanging with friends, using Facebook. These are all banned for girls who are part of the Christian Patriarchy Movement in...

Check out this great article about Global Girl Media and how they are making a difference for girls in the media worldwi...
07/28/2011
Global Girl Media: This is Our World, My Voice

Check out this great article about Global Girl Media and how they are making a difference for girls in the media worldwide! And then sign up for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media SmartBrief here http://bit.ly/qY28xk!!

What if the voices of young women in communities around the world dominated global media?

07/28/2011

We are only TWO WEEKS AWAY from the 2011 International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration! Have all you delegates sent in your registration forms yet??!? Make sure to get those in by August 2!

07/28/2011
9 year-olds clean water wish takes off after death

A touching story of a little girls birthday wish to bring clean water to people in poor countries takes off after a tragic accident.

Rachel Beckwith wanted to raise $300 by her ninth birthday to help bring clean water to people in poor countries. Donors from across the world are making sure her wish is realized after her...

07/26/2011
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media SmartBrief | Sign Up

Sign up FREE for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media SmartBrief & stay ahead of the curve with the latest news on gender in media. http://bit.ly/qY28xk

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media SmartBrief brings you daily news of what really matters. We identify all the top stories of the day and deliver a brief synopsis of each.

07/25/2011

You don't have an AllyKatzz Pillow Pet yet?! What are you waiting for?!? They are TOOO CUTE! http://bit.ly/pP9u0A

07/25/2011

Check out this great interview with author Jacqueline Kelly! And then read her book The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate! http://bit.ly/p4Ohv2

07/25/2011

Popchips supported the AllyKatzz Tween Summit in 2010 and they're supporting girls at the 2011 International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration! Popchips is the healthier snack choice for the bus ride from the UN to the French Institute! Popchips is a great partnerchip!

07/23/2011

The International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration is FULL! We're so excited to share this very special day with all of you! Tell us why YOU want to be there and what you are looking forward to the most! http://bit.ly/nxuiGr

07/23/2011

Family is so important. But it can mean different things to different people. What does family mean to you? http://bit.ly/nOkm4U

07/23/2011

Did you watch the Women's World Cup?! What an exciting tournament! Read more about it here and how women's soccer could influence the boys! http://bit.ly/pOk0Db Check out more great stories when you sign up for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media SmartBrief here: http://bit.ly/mZjw9C!!

07/23/2011

Q: How are you lending your hand to help another?-I donate money to a charitable cause-I volunteer my time-I support those in need in my family and community-Add your own and tell us!

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