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Dr. Mark A. Raftner

Dr. Mark A. Raftner

Dr. Mark A. Rafter (Dr. Marco) is the Founder and CEO of Modern Day Marco Polo Enterprises. He is the creator of Marco Polo Panda Character, Marco Polo Panda Children’s Books and Animation Series.

Dr. Marco is known as the Modern-Day MARCO POLO, “MD Marco Polo.” He is nationally-recognized as an educator, author, motivational speaker, mentor, life coach, teacher and youth developer, who loves people and loves life.

MD Marco Polo is a traveler who has traveled to 35 countries and all 50 United States. Many consider “Marco” a “Cultural Exchange Bridge” between US and China, not just government to government but people to people.

Dr. Rafter as an educator, serving as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Distinguished Guest Lecturer at Concordia University in Irvine, California. He serves as Ambassador to China for USA STEM and USA STEAM Academy and the American Entrepreneur Academy.

Dr. Rafter is the Founder and CEO of Fit To Play, Inc., a USA-based 501 c 3 non-profit educational and charitable organization with 21 years of sustainable success serving over 500,000 youth since its inception and 5,000 youth in China.

Dr. Rafter was appointed as “special advisor” for youth sports development to the Republic of Burundi and is consulting with Ambassadors in several nations. He created a curriculum methodology in which every child in the school qualified for the President’s Physical Fitness Program. This is the only school in California history to earn such a distinction.

Dr. Rafter was awarded a “Goodwill Ambassadorship for GRI” (Golden Rule International) registered under the United Nations Global Peace Initiative. He is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Young Generation Foundation, New York which host the Youth NGO Summit at the United Nations.

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