SOURCE: Author Josh Shipp

Author Josh Shipp

May 10, 2013 10:50 ET

Josh Shipp's Video Message to 2013 Graduates Skyrockets to 120,000 Views in a Matter of Hours

Teen Behavior Expert, Best-Selling Author, and TV Personality Josh Shipp's Poignant Message of Truth for 2013 Grads Has Raised the Commencement Speech Bar Forever

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - May 10, 2013) -  Teen behavior expert, best-selling author, and TV personality Josh Shipp proudly announced today that his yearly message to grads video for 2013 has exceeded all expectations by hitting 120,000 views in just a matter of hours. As the video continues to circulate around the world, the impact of his critical message of guidance, direction, and truth is having a profound impact on schools, parents, and graduates everywhere. The video can be viewed here:

While Josh Shipp delivers a well-received grad video every year, there is something extraordinary about the 2013 message, which is reflected by the video's meteoric rise in views. Josh Shipp said, "As I shared in my commencement speech, you can't do something about everything... but you can do something about something. This is my way of doing something to help." Shipp added, "I want as many schools, parents and graduates to benefit from this message as possible, which is why it's free for anyone to use and share."

Josh Shipp helps adults understand teens and teens understand themselves. Abandoned at birth and thrown into many different foster homes, Shipp had a traumatic childhood. He was abused, addicted and suicidal, and knows what it means to be a teen in trouble. Thanks to caring adults, Shipp was able to overcome the most severe hardships and become a beacon for families in crisis. His work over the last decade has earned Shipp an international reputation as the "go to guy" when families need help, which is why his critical message for grads is rapidly becoming "the" commencement speech each graduation season.

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About Josh Shipp
Josh Shipp, host of Lifetime's Teen Trouble, author of The Teen's Guide to World Domination (St. Martin's Press), and international lecturer, was featured on Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30" list in 2009 and named a "Young Person Who Rocks" by CNN. Shipp is a frequent contributor for MTV, CNN, FOX, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC and numerous other media outlets.

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