Shape the Sky Testimonials

See what parents, educators, counselors, and childcare professionals are saying about Shape the Sky!

“Shape the Sky has been so amazing to work with. I have had the pleasure to work with Ryan for the last 4 years on many projects. The information he has been able to provide to our clients, employees and the community is always an eye opener to those that work with children and young adults. His information is always updated. Just when I feel like I know it all about current technology trends, Shape the Sky comes out with new material to watch for. It has been a huge help both professionally and personally.” M

Michel M. Keller

Vice President of Education and Workforce Development- Private Industry Council

“Ryan’s program was informative and up to date. His presentation style makes the materiel easy to understand, even for those of us who are not exactly tech-savvy. This is important information to have for anyone working with youth and for parents. Knowing how your kids are using technology will help parents and caregivers keep kids safer.”

Brian Bornman, Esq.

Executive Director-PA Children and Youth Administrators

“The Shape the Sky presentation was an important way for our staff to raise their awareness about profound issues affecting our students.  Ryan Klingensmith’s presentation style blended research-based content with relevant anecdotes in a way that made the information accessible for all.  Adolescent development continues to require the committed support of engaged and informed adults — toward that end, Shape the Sky brings the needs of today’s young people to the forefront.”

Dr. Timothy M. Wagner

Associate Principal for Program Planning & Innovation of Upper St. Clair High School

“Ryan Klingensmith does an incredible job of presenting ways for adults to help create responsible kids on social media. His presentation format is so unique that it captivates his audience! In fact, we have invited him twice to our school district for parent presentations.”

Autumn Barry-Kyle

Altoona Area Junior High Teacher & Parent

“I am beyond grateful that we were able to bring Shape the Sky to our community. The information is so important and I love that it is presented in a way that promotes reasonable responses from adults. Too often, our society jumps to the extreme of wanting to ban sites, apps, or devices. Shape the Sky’s mission of teaching responsible behavior is much more realistic and practical within the culture of our youth. The two hour presentation flew by and was packed full of useful information. I highly recommend hosting this event for your community. Your community will definitely benefit from it!”

Mrs. Laura Bierbower

M.Ed., LPC, Youngsville Elementary Middle School Counselor, K-5

“Shape the Sky provided our behavioral health care providers with a fantastic training. Staff members were astounded by what they discovered regarding the online world of today’s youth.  Ryan’s training style is energetic and he uses real world examples to illustrate the key points of the presentation. Every parent, educator, mental health worker, CYS and Probation staff member and drug and alcohol treatment provider should take this course.”

Tracy Schultz, MS

Project Manager, Behavioral Health Services of Somerset and Bedford Counties, Inc. (BHSSBC)

“Ryan Klingensmith does an outstanding job of connecting very difficult, sensitive material to multiple audiences.  Both the parents and teachers of the Burrell School District are continually gaining knowledge to protect our most valuable people – our children.  Thanks Ryan!”

Dr. John Boylan

Principal of Burrell High School

“Mr. Klingensmith’s engaging presentation to Montour faculty and staff on social media safety was so impressive; school counselors went to see it again at a recent PASAP workshop and are working to bring him back to present this important information to our community. Not only does Mr. Klingensmith present the most current concerning information regarding social media, but he also offers suggestions to help keep students safe.”

Cindy Caliguire

Montour School District

“After 23 years of being in education, I have finally found a presenter that can present sensitive topics on social media safeguards in an engaging and informative way that is accepted by teachers, students and parents without hesitation or complaints.”

Dr. Barry J. Balaski

Superintendent, Moon School District, Moon Township, PA

“I would like to thank Mr. Klingensmith for putting together an informative social media seminar for the parents and concerned community members here at Apollo-Ridge. I wanted to let you know that the program was very well received and I have heard many positive comments. The information that you shared concerning social media helped adults become more aware of what our students are possibly doing with both technology and social media. I would highly recommend attending one of his seminars.”

Travis Barta, Principal

Apollo-Ridge Middle School K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, Spring Church, PA