Reality show host to speak at local schools
GCI is hosting teen behavior expert, author and television host Josh Shipp to speak at Dimond and Bartlett High School on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Shipp is renowned as a teen guru for his motivational speeches with an in-your-face-but-on-your-side approach and has been dubbed by Fox News as the "Dr. Phil for teens."
"I listened to him speak in San Francisco and knew he would resonate with Alaska teens," said Bob Ormberg, GCI vice president of product and content management. "Education is important to every community and we're proud to host this event with our generous sponsors from Halogen TV and the cooperation of the Anchorage School District."
Shipp is the host of the Halogen TV series, "Jump Shipp," and is the author of "The Teen's Guide to World Domination," a book about surviving the teen years. He has been named a CNN "Young Person Who Rocks" and was listed on Inc. Magazine's "30 under 30: America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs." He has made numerous national media appearances on MTV, Comedy Central, NBC and Fox.
"Halogen TV is all about empowering people to make positive changes in their community and their world," said Halogen TV Founder and General Manager Becky Henderson. "We applaud GCI's enthusiasm to connect Josh with the youth in Anchorage. They are sure to sense the impact of his multi-generational rapport and be inspired by his remarkable story. These students are in for a real treat!"
Shipp is no stranger to surviving the teen years. His past has played an integral part of his commitment to reaching out to teens and young adults. Shipp was abandoned by his parents as a newborn and then shuffled through the foster care system as a child and teen. In the end, Shipp prevailed and has dedicated his career to improving the lives of teens and young adults through motivational talks and the power of laughter.
Halogen TV is available in Anchorage on GCI Channel 128. For more information on Shipp, visit www.joshshipp.com.
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Posted: October 26, 2011