(Paradigm Program Director Dustin Tibbits pictured above with YouTube star Chris Thompson)
Youtube personality Chris Thompson stopped by Paradigm Malibu to spend some time speaking with youth about adolescence, relationships and finding their voice. Chris has developed a library of YouTube videos and his honesty and perspective have created a popular following of more than 350,000 followers and more than 57 million views since 2009.
Chris’ popularity was evident during his afternoon at Paradigm through the honest and genuine discussion between the YouTube sensation and Paradigm youth. His two central messages of the necessity of being an authentic person and the importance of being an ally to others no matter their sexual or gender identity were well received by all who attended. Dustin Wagner, therapist and program director, remarked that “Chris brings an honest voice who speaks the truth and isn’t afraid to talk to teens about how their lives really are”.
Chris is just one of several musicians, actors, celebrities and athletes to host a speaking session with the staff and students at Paradigm in 2016. We are looking forward to another exciting year of expert speakers in 2017.