Marquis Cabrera

Helping Foster Kids Around The World

His life

Marquis Cabrera is a Middletown High School graduate and the CEO of Foster Skills,a program that helps foster kids/families.Although people might not consider Marquis to be a hero, he is certainly admirable because he has helped many foster kids.Marquis is admirable because he has showed people what he could do and knows what he trying to do for other people that are in the same place that he was before.Because of that it makes him a civilized person.He is helping people like us by telling us what he did to make a change.The advice that Marquis has for young people wanting to follow their dreams is to be “involved, stay involved,and--seek leadership roles” (Cabrera). This advice helps younger people because they can learn to get feedback from others and learn leadership and teamwork. Marquis has been through foster care when he was younger and was also eventually adopted by a caring family that helped him aspire to do his best. As he grew older,he thought about helping kids that been through the same thing he has been through.Also because he knows how they feel and he understands them and now he is trying to help foster kids all over the world. He is inspiring young people by sharing what he did during high school to lead to the success that he is accomplishing now. Marquis also plans to expanding beyond the United States is to make connections to other countries (Cabrera). He has already started to expand to Russia by launching a program within Foster Skills that allows young people in America and Russia’s foster systems to communicate with one another. Marquis life has impacted the world by creating change for others. Marquis says, "Each time a person stands for an idea, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, they send a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” By this quote, Marquis is being heroic because he is saying that if a person can make a change then, that person can give young people who have been let down or who is having a rough time a glimpse of hope. Marquis is leaving his legacy in Middletown helping young kids by giving them an opportunity to have a role model and act as a role model for others . Marquis is a hero because he is not only helping kids in the US, but he is also trying to help people all over the world.