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D.A.P.L. (Deko and Posh) here...We are going to be highlighting tweens and teens every month on making a difference either through volunteering, awards, activities, and/or making a difference. Here are the rules, you can nominate yourself or someone can nominate a V.I.T., the tween or teen must be between the ages of 8-19, an essay and/or write-up about yourself or the person you are nominating must be emailed to us at, we need the full name-age-gender-and location (address not necessary just city, state), please tell us all you can so we can make our choices. We look forward to hearing about what all our V.I.T.s (very important tween & teens) are doing to make a difference.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Twisted Tween- "Celebs that Make a Difference" by Hannah and Cailin Loesch

iCarly’s Reed Alexander -he’s no Nevel!

Hello everyone! We hope you all had a good week. We finished our first week of school and WHEW! Summer is definitely over.

With all the stress that school can bring, we found a great place for you to go if you need someone to talk to. Best selling author of many books geared to tweens/teens Annie Fox has started a twitter to give kids a place they can feel safe to ask questions on things that matter to them. She gives great advice. Follow her on twitter @HeyTerra .If you have not read any of her books, you should check them out. Her most recent books are “The Middle School Confidential Series”. Also “Too Stressed to Think”, and “The Teen Survival Guide to Dating and Relating” She knows what she is talking about, and she shares her wisdom! Not on twitter? Go to Http://

This is National Child Cancer Awareness month so we would like you to check out the Seany Foundation Http://

A non- profit foundation to carry on Sean Robins legacy of battling Ewings sarcoma, and to find a cure for cancer.

Do what you can!

So here is what you have all been waiting for! This weeks celeb that makes a difference is iCarly’s own Reed Alexander!

You know him as iCarly’s evil Nevel, but believe us when we tell you that Reed is nothing like his character!

Reed makes community service a priority. Helping people in need and making a difference is important to him. Finding a cause and working together to make a difference is something his whole family believes in! We have found with this series of blogs, that most kid’s who go out of their way to give back, have parents that have influenced them, by their actions.

If your family is not involved in a cause- then you be the one to start making a difference! It can be a great way to spend time together!

Reed has been working with the American Cancer Society’s Reaching Out to Cancer Kids (R.O.C.K) He specifically works with the Nicholas R Chiera Foundation, a non- profit organization to raise money for the R.O.C.K program as well as other programs. The R.O.C.K program provides the children a chance to experience summer camp, while it gives them the special medical care they need.

This year Reed co-hosted the Chiera Foundation Charity Ball and Golf Tournament. All the proceeds were given to the R.O.C.K program’s . This enabled family weekends, support programs, and a fantastic scholarship fund for children with cancer to pursue their dreams of attending college!

For more information about this foundation and how you can help contact; and is run by Lou Chiera

Reed has helped to raise funds for hurricane victims who have lost their homes, and are trying to rebuild their lives. He enjoys helping to provide victims of these unfortunate circumstances relief, which includes basic necessities. Things that we all take for granted mean the world to someone who has nothing!

A few years ago one of Reeds friends was diagnosed with autism. Thanks to an immediate diagnosis and treatment, her condition has really improved. In support of his friend he supports an organization called Autism Speaks. It raises money for research to figure out exactly what causes autism, treatment, and trying to find a cure! Reed helps to raise funds to support these goals. To contact Autism Speaks and find out how you can make a difference go to:

When asked why do you feel it is important to help people in need? Reed responded: “We are all people- we all deserve help from each other.” “If there is anything we can do to help out in the world, it is to bring a positive change to people” “It does not have to be anything tremendous-just something easy and small,can make all the difference.”

Well, one thing is for sure- Reed does big things to make a difference, and we all can learn something from him!

Reed says everyone should find a cause that interests them, and then do whatever you can to support it! It is easy and fun to do!

Reed loves acting, writing, and reading. He is currently working on a new project that he hopes will inspire people to live a healthier lifestyle, and take good care of themselves. We can’t wait to see what that is all about!

We are sure that there will be a lot more in store for all of us, when it comes to Reed Alexander. His acting talent is incredible, and now we know his commitment to making the world a better place is just as amazing!

Hope you enjoyed this weeks “Celeb that Makes a Difference” We thank Reed for taking the time to answer our questions!


Have a good week and be inspired to find some way (whether it is big or small) to make a difference in someone’s life.

Keep it Real!

H and C

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