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Josh Shipp      

Host of A&E's "Teen Trouble", Former At-Risk Foster Kid Turned Youth Empowerment Expert

Josh Shipp is an American youth motivational speaker, global youth empowerment expert, best-selling author, and TV personality. He is known for his TEDx talk entitled “Every Kid is One Caring Adult Away from Being a Success Story”. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is also renowned for the documentary TV series, Teen Trouble, which aired on Lifetime & A&E, and followed his groundbreaking work with youth and families.

Thanks to the support of teachers, counselors, and a wonderful set of foster parents, Josh went on to be listed on Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list, and became a postgraduate student at Harvard himself, further honing his skills in persuasive communication.

He has written national bestsellers including, The Grown-Up’s Guide to Teenage Humans – winner of the Nautilus Gold Award for Parenting & Family – and The Teen’s Guide to World Domination.

Josh is regularly called on by OPRAH, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, 20/20, Good Morning America, and others to provide commentary on common challenges faced by parents and teachers.

Over the years, Josh has keynoted events for countless groups of parents, educators, and social workers – with audiences as large as 55,000 – and to date has spoken live in front of more than two million people. Viral clips of his acclaimed presentations have been viewed an estimated 50 million times online through platforms such as UpWorthy, Goalcast, and BuzzFeed.

To serve his ultimate goal of reaching as many youth as possible, Josh trains other speakers through Youth Speaker University, helping them use their own stories to make an impact. His social and emotional learning curriculum, Year of Awesomeness, is in use in hundreds of classrooms all around the world, while his free newsletter offers practical strategies to 200K+ parents, educators, and social workers.


Empower Your Teen | The Huffington Post
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