Sophie Reynolds joins a bunch of her fellow Disney Channel stars for a fun group photo while attending the Just Jared Jr. presents the Disney Mix Launch Party on Friday (August 19) at The Greenhouse at Platform in Culver City, Calif.
The 17-year-old star of Disney XD’s Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything met up with her co-star Felix Avitia, in addition to Best Friends Whenever‘s Landry Bender and Gus Kamp, and more.
Paris Berelc and Karan Brar are best friends who have teamed up on the best thing ever — a #GetSchooled campaign!
The two Invisible Sister stars teamed up together and are encouraging their fans to donate to The School Fund, to help fund scholarships for a classroom of Kenyan students who otherwise would not be able to afford school.
“I know sometimes we all complain about school, but when you imagine not being able to go at all—no chance at graduation, college, having your choice of career? That’s just tragic,” Karan shared. “We can’t eliminate school fees today, but we can at least help some people stay in school for another year.”
Paris added, “It’s not fair that depending upon where you were born, some of us get to go to school, and some live on maybe a dollar or two a day, and then they are charged $150-$500 if they want to go to school. Too many have no choice but to drop out. These particular students work really hard in school. They’re smart and would excel anywhere—so long as they have scholarships and can stay in school.”
Paris and Karan are even raffling off a lunch date in Los Angeles (one supporter will be selected at random to fly out and join them for a special lunch in the city. Airfare to Los Angeles will be included for the individual winner plus a guardian or parent) and some fans who share their #GetSchooled posts will be randomly selected to receive autographed swag from The School Fund.
In the first episode of the season, called “A Bad Case of the Weasles”, the Ross kids leave their New York penthouse and return to Camp Kikiwaka for the summer where they find, to their surprise, an unexpected camp addition and the Woodchuck cabin’s new startling counselor.
Bunk’D returns on Tuesday, August 23rd on Disney Channel.
“My favorite memory was celebrating both Nina [Lu] and Nathan [Arenas]’s birthdays,” Karan shared in a new interview. “Both were separate occasions but it was really special to us cause even though we were a brand new cast at the time we immediately became family and got along super well.”
He added, “The funny thing is even though we spend 5 days out of the week together we still wanna hangout during our days off!”
MXYZ (pronounced Mixies) is a new mix-and-match collection available exclusively at Disney Store. The line includes drinkware, stationery, backpacks and more featuring popular Disney and Marvel characters designed with a fresh Japanese art style that is totally on-trend. It is available as of today!
FYI: Kerris is wearing a Tracy Reese outfit, Tamara Mellon shoes, a Rebecca Minkoff bag, and Sarah Magid jewelry.
Karan Brar kicks back with a good book and a inflatable donut in this shot for the Context Clues campaign with DoSomething.org.
The 17-year-old Bunk’D actor teamed up with the organization and Dollar General Literacy Foundation for an interactive texting mystery game called Context Clues that inspires students to keep their reading and literacy skills sharp while taking a break from classes.
Each day of participation unlocks the potential to win a $5,000 scholarship from DoSomething.org and a donation to a local library from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Players can join the game nw7 through July 31 by texting READ to 38383 or visiting DoSomething.org/read.
“I’m excited to partner with DoSomething.org and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to encourage young people to keep their reading skills sharp this summer,” Karan shared. “I play the Context Clues game on my phone and it’s a great way to encourage reading.”
Check out the PSA below to learn more about the game and campaign!
Karan Brar for the Context Clues Campaign: DoSomething.org and Dollar General Literacy Foundation