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Josh Shipp

Abused, neglected and abandoned as a child, Josh Shipp had no idea the impact DECA would make on his life.

Then: A 17-year-old Yukon High School student who was abused, neglected and abandoned as a child. Josh’s low self-esteem and life were transformed through marketing education and its student organization, DECA, as he

  • Served as DECA state president.
  • Learned to use his gift of humor to encourage people.
  • Began a career emceeing pep rallies and leading workshops.

Now: Josh is a nationally known motivational speaker, reaching millions of youth around the world through live performances and an interactive Web site: Hey His message helps young people get over “stuff” to realize they have a purpose in life.  Josh was recognized by Inc. magazine for its annual “30 Under 30” list of America’s coolest young entrepreneurs.

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