Pinewood Prep seventh-grader Katie Stagliano has been chosen a Global Teen Leader with Three Dot Dash.

Three Dot Dash is a global initiative of the We Are Family Foundation designed to recognize and support the efforts of teens around the world who are working on projects that address issues related to basic human needs: food, water, health, shelter, safety, education and the environment.

Katie will attend the weeklong Just Peace Summit March 24-30 in New York City that is designed to provide the tools these teens need to further their work and amplify their messages globally.

She is the founder of Katie's Krops. In 2008, she brought home a cabbage seedling from school.

Caring for the seedling, she was able to grow it into a whopping 40-pound cabbage, which ultimately fed more than 275 people at a local soup kitchen.

She then started "Katie's Krops" with the mission to start and maintain vegetable gardens and donate the harvest to feed people in need.