Super Bowl Champion Josh Miller and his sports entertainment company have developed the solution to the social media problem. Josh has a unique perspective as both a former professional athlete and a current member of the sports news media. Prior to becoming a radio host on Pittsburgh’s premiere sports radio station, 93.7 The Fan, Josh was an NFL punter for 13 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New England Patriots, and the Tennessee Titans. Seeing the corrosive power of social media from multiple perspectives lead Josh to team up with a group of marketing experts in order to offer social media training to young athletes and students. In his time on the radio, Josh has reported about athletes getting in trouble on social media. Josh and the progressive Pittsburgh marketing firm Shift Collaborative have built tools to teach students and athletes to use the social media channels properly.

Most importantly, the program uses pop culture references from popular teen entertainment outlets to drive home the point of how important it is to manage social media properly. The program was inspired by a social media presentation Shift did for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Domenic Mantella, co-founder and principal adds many years experience in branding and marketing celebrities and professional athletes like Brandon Marshall, G Hannelius, Carson Palmer, and Steve Young. His leadership inspired this collaboration with our education, social media experts and child psychologist.

Our research on child bullying and youth interaction is supported by the work of Dr.Terry O’Hara Ph.D. Dr. O’Hara is a Licensed Psychologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has over 20 years of experience working with children, adults, and families in a variety of settings. He also has extensive experience with diverse and challenging populations, including patients with dual diagnosis issues, conduct disordered children, sex offenders, and patients with major mental illness.

Education professionals Daniel E. Lentz, Ph.D., Susan L. Miller, Ph.D. and Janeen M. Peretin, Ph.D. provide valuable consultation to adhere to all K – 12 academic standards.

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Read about us in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tribune Review and here with Plum Borough School District.

References:

Rebecca Dyer
Guidance Counselor – Grades 10-12
Allegheny Valley School District
724-274-2126
rdyer@avsd.k12.pa.us

E.J. Borgetti
University of Pittsburgh
Executive Associate A.D. for Media Relations
Phone – (412) 648-8240
EBorghetti@athletics.pitt.edu