Story last updated at 4/18/2012 - 11:11 am
JUNEAU - Josh Shipp will be the first of three featured speakers in the Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary 20th Anniversary of the Pillars of America Speaker Series. Shipp is the host of the television show JUMP SHIPP, author of "The Teen's Guide to World Domination", named a CNN Young Person Who Rocks and was listed on INC. Magazine's 30 Under 30.
Ship has established an international reputation as a teen communication expert. He is a recognized teen expert on media outlets such as MTV, CNN and FOX, and offers up a healthy dose of advice that he calls "in your face, but on your side." He counsels teenagers on everything they care about and it is conducted in a youth-friendly, humorous tone that is more hilarious survival guide than preachy sermon.
Though Shipp was abandoned and abused as a child, he was able to triumph over the tragedy. He attributes his personal growth to the support of a great foster family, dynamic teachers and enriching school programs that opened his eyes to his true potential. After serving as State of Oklahoma DECA President and on the School-to-Work student advisory committee, Josh decided to commit his life to helping teens.
Shipp lives in California and is a spokesperson for National Foster Care Month.
Shipp will be speaking on April 25 at Centennial Hall. For more information contact Ellen Walker at 723-9908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.