AURORA, Colo., July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former at-risk foster kid turned global youth advocate and expert on understanding teen behavior, will headline a double-header event at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., in Cherry Hills Village, Thursday, Aug. 25, with a 'teens only' talk from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 'adults only' presentation from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The event is sponsored locally, by Aurora, CO-based nonprofit, The Adoption Exchange (TAE).
"Josh Shipp brings a unique perspective and gravitas to the subjects that trouble both teens and parents," says Jill Crewes, Sr. Director of Family Support Services at TAE. "Our primary focus is youth living in the U.S. foster care system and how we connect them to relationships that will last a lifetime. Josh says his number one goal as a kid was to see how fast and how many foster care homes he could be thrown out of before aging out of the system, but soon realized that 'Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.' His is a powerful message that is respected by teens and adults alike, and we're thrilled to have him speak at our event," Crewes added.