Youth Services' Tressa Giordano Crowned Mrs. Petite America 2017

On August 5th, Ellington Youth Services Program Coordinator, Tressa Giordano, won the title of Mrs. Petite America 2017 and will move on to the Mrs. Petite World competition in August of 2018. 

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The Petite America Pageant was created to honor the accomplishments of women 5'6" (5 feet 6 inches) and under while celebrating their beauty, intelligence and community involvement.   For the next year, Tressa will be using her title to work throughout the country taking part in  charitable events and speaking appearances.  She will be using her Zumba ® fitness certification to take part in Zumba events to raise money for a variety of causes. Talking about health and wellness and sharing her experience having heart surgery at the age of 31 is also an area that Tressa wishes to share.  Organizations such as the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, the YMCA, the American Heart Association, as well as a program Tressa co-created called “Book & Boogie” are topics she plans to continue to support and promote. 

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In addition, Tressa will be talking with schools, colleges,  organizations, and businesses about Decide To Be Kind. Her goal is to inspire others to look for ways to spread kindness throughout the community.  The success that Ellington Youth Service’s has had thus far, and the involvement that Tressa has had with this type of movement, allows her to speak first hand on how to successfully create and execute a kindness campaign.  To follow Tressa’s journey or to contact her about an appearance or fundraising event you can go to her Facebook page:   or email her at