You may know him as Junior on ABC’s hit show, Blackish, or recognize his voice from Pixar movie, The Good Dinosaur. Marcus Scribner, who visited Beaches Ocho Rios with his family last week, joined Beaches to explore his new role as Youth Advocate Ambassador to the Sandals Foundation., the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts International dedicated to improving the lives of those in the Caribbean with a focus on Education, Environment and Community. Marcus was originally inspired by the work of the Sandals Foundation on a recent visit to Turks & Caicos, where he was invited to serve as a Teen Advisory Panelist (TAP) for Beaches Resorts. Being a source of “teen intelligence” Marcus and 12 other TAP members were among the first to pioneer a philanthropic program specifically for teens known as Island Impact. It was during this experience where Marcus became inspired to give back. Through that journey, Marcus has been appointed as the first ever Youth Advocate Ambassador. From Los Angeles, California to Ocho Rios, Jamaica Marcus set out to o make his very own Island Impact during his visit to Beaches Ocho Rios.
Garnering awareness for the needs of those in the Caribbean, Marcus took to Social Media by taking over the Beaches Instagram page giving his fans an insider’s view of how other teens can make an impact through exciting and inspiring projects. Marcus embarked on the Sandals Foundation Reading Road Trip, where he was able to read his favorite book to the children at Golden Preschool in Jamaica. Marcus was also able to host his very own movie night at Beaches inviting sixty children from Boscobel Primary to watch his recent movie, The Good Dinosaur. From kids to kitties, Marcus visited Jamaica’s local Animal House dedicated to rescuing and sheltering animals. In an effort to celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd), Marcus joined the Sandals Foundation by helping to plant more than 1,500 trees.
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