Foster Movement Podcast: Josh

August 29, 2017

Josh Shipp grew up in foster care and made it his mission to get kicked out of every home he was placed in  . . . until he finally met his match.  In this episode, Josh shares the amazing story of his ploy to get kicked out of foster homes and tells about the man who wouldn’t give up on him.  Now a teen expert and national speaker, Josh carries the vital message that every kid is one caring adult away from being success story.

Also, we catch up with Foster Movement Podcast co-host Diego Fuller who has been traveling the country this summer sharing his amazing story and his music with kids in foster care through Royal Family KIDS Camps.

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"Now, statistically, I’m supposed to be dead, in jail, or homeless. Not to brag, but I probably would’ve done all three. I am an overachiever. Yet, interestingly, and this is my whole point, I’m not a statistic, and listen to me very carefully. It’s not because I’m particularly bright or clever, or because of a government program, or the perfect school district, or the latest best-selling parenting book, but because of Rodney . . . Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story." - Josh Shipp

Meet Our Guest


Josh Shipp aka “The Teen Whisperer” is a former at-risk foster kid turned teen advocate. His documentary TV series TEEN TROUBLE (A&E) followed his ground-breaking work with teens. He is the author of the national bestseller “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination“, and was listed on Inc. Magazine’s 30 under 30 list. He’s spoken at universities such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT & UCLA. He is a recognized teen expert for media outlets as MTV, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, 20/20, Good Morning America.

He’s worked with groups of parents, educators & mental health professionals plus has spoken to more than two Million teens live. His ultimate goal is to help as many young people as possible. He trains other speakers through Youth Speaker University and his online mentoring program for teens, A Year of Awesomeness, has a world-wide reach.