Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
Tomorrow, teen singer and actress Victoria Justice will launch a 17-city “Make It In America” tour that will include a new song, entitled “Girl Up,” and a never-before-seen music video that highlight the work of the United Nation Foundation’s Girl Up campaign. Additionally, concert attendees can stop by the Girl Up booth for a chance to win a meet-and-greet with Justice or they can enter the contest online at GirlUp.org. The Girl Up campaign gives American girls the opportunity to channel their energy toward raising awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.
Justice has been a Champion for the Girl Up campaign since its launch in 2010. In that role, Justice motivates other teens to get involved and take action for girls in developing countries. The new song and music video that Justice will release were inspired by her trip to Guatemala last year with the campaign.
“Victoria Justice’s ‘Make It In America’ tour will thrill fans and give them the opportunity to change the world for the better,” said Gina Reiss-Wilchins, Director of the Girl Up campaign. “As a successful singer and actress who stands up for what she believes in, Victoria is an inspiration for teen girls who are just like her. Her support has been key to the success of campaign, and now she extends that commitment by using her tour and her new song and video to raise awareness of the work of Girl Up and inspire others to join the movement.”
The “Make It In America” tour launches Aug. 2 in Costa Mesa, Calif. and will feature hits from Justice’s new solo album. The tour will stop in 17 U.S. cities including Salt Lake City, Utah and Syracuse, N.Y.
Justice is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is the star of the Nickelodeon series Victorious and previously played a recurring character on Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101. She recently completed work on her first-ever lead in a feature film entitled Fun Size, due out fall 2012. In addition to her debut album, she has recorded a number of songs for the Victorious series. Justice is a social media superstar, with a combined following of more than 6.2 million fans on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information on the “Make It In America” tour and Justice’s involvement with Girl Up, visit: GirlUp.org/VictoriaJusticeTour
Aug. 2 – Costa Mesa, Calif., Pacific Amphitheatre (OC Fair)
Aug. 4 – Columbus, Ohio, Celeste Center (Ohio State Fair)
Aug. 9 – West Allis, Wis., Wisconsin State Fair Park
Aug. 11 – Hamburg, N.Y., Erie County Fair Grandstand
Aug. 13 – Hyannis, Mass., Cape Cod Melody Tent
Aug. 15 – Cohasset, Mass., South Shore Music Circus
Aug. 16 –Philadelphia, Pa., Mann Center for Performing Arts
Aug. 18 – Lewisburg, W.Va., State Fair of West Virginia Grandstand
Aug. 24 – Lima, Ohio, Allen County Fairground Grandstand
Aug. 26 – Williamsburg, Va ., Old Country Busch Gardens
Aug. 29 – Syracuse, N.Y., New York State Fairgrounds
Aug. 31 – Timonium, Md., Maryland State Fairgrounds
Sept. 2 – Allentown, Pa., Allentown Fairgrounds
Sept. 7 – Hutchinson, Kan., Kansas State Fairgrounds
Sept. 9 – Denver, Colo., Elitch Gardens Theme Park
Sept. 10 – Salt Lake City, Utah, State Fairpark Grandstands
Sept. 14 – Allegan, Mich., Allegan County Fairgrounds
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About Girl Up
Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls ages 13-18 the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Go to GirlUp.org to learn more.
About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.