RISING UP (Founder / Executive Producer) - Develop and produce the RISING UP: Adversity Training Series and the RISING UP: Strength Training Series. Perform as on-screen host for training series products. Provide coaching or speaking services to select clients. Write and present the RISING UP: Peer Coaching Program to middle school and high aged groups. TEEN TRUTH (Co-Founder / Executive Producer) - Present TEEN TRUTH LIVE to over 600,000 middle school and high school students around the world. Address keynote crowds at national and regional conferences. Co-Author TEEN TRUTH: Why Youth Have Something to Hide. Produce and develop products and curricula for the TEEN TRUTH brand. Provide consulting services to enhance school culture and student life. Grow the TEEN TRUTH: FILM FESTIVAL and other student driven content.
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TEEN TRUTH: AN INSIDE LOOK AT BODY IMAGE & SELF-ESTEM - (Bronze Telly Award); TEEN TRUTH: AN INSIDE LOOK AT DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE - (CINE Special Jury Award; CINE Golden Eagle Award; Bronze Telly Award); TEEN TRUTH: AN INSIDE LOOK AT BULLYING & SCHOOL VIOLENCE - (CINE Golden Eagle Award; Columbus Film Fest Bronze Award); STRAIGHT TALK: THE TRUTH ABOUT STDs - (CINE Golden Eagle Award; Chris Awards Honorable Mention; Silver Telly Award); THE DEVIL’S ROSE - (Silver Telly Award)
Texas State University - San Marcos: Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling (in progress); Santa Clara University: B.S. in Marketing; The American Film Institute: Classes in Interactive Multimedia, Final Cut Pro, DVD Authoring, Lighting and Sound for Film Production, and Script Analysis; UCLA Extension: Classes in Creative Script Development, Line Producing & Scheduling, The Art of the Pitch, and Commercial Production & Budgeting
Focused on a message of strength and personal power, JC Pohl created RISING UP to provide self-development programming that works to create stronger more resilient teens that are committed to RISING UP against any adversity that they face in their life, career, or relationships. During his career, JC has created products and services that have reached almost 5 million people as well as produced award-winning content for companies such as Warner Brothers, ESPN, and Disney. In addition, his work with filmmaker Erahm Christopher has produced several student made TEEN TRUTH films, the TEEN TRUTH LIVE speaking series, the TEEN TRUTH book, and the TEEN TRUTH: FILM FESTIVAL. Over the last six years, JC has personally touched almost 600,000 lives across North America and is considered by many to be an expert on life skills development and student issues.