100 high school students to be selected for all-expenses-paid mentoring experience of a lifetime

The annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine is set to take place on March 21-24, 2019 at Walt Disney Resort in Florida. High school students, ages 13-19, from across America jump-start their life goals and pursue their dreams through this outside-the-classroom mentoring program.

Disney Dreamers Academy is focused on challenging young people to relentlessly pursue their dreams through the “Be 100” campaign. This promotional push is encouraged by the powerful impact Disney Dreamers Academy has made on graduates, who have gone on to become doctors, nurses, engineers, pilots, journalists and more. Some have started their own public relations firms, while others have worked with national political leaders.

Students participate in a series of sessions and workshops designed to help them imagine bright futures and learn how to put their goals into action. Students learn how to improve their communication skills, what it means to be a leader, networking strategies and other skills. Disney Dreamers engage in a variety of experiences at Walt Disney World while working side by side with celebrities, community and industry leaders as well as Disney cast members.

This four-day, all-expenses-paid experience at Walt Disney World will continue to help change the lives of young people in 2019. Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 31, 2018 and students must answer essay questions about their personal journeys and dreams for the future. Students are selected based on a combination of attributes, including strong character, positive attitude and determination to achieve their dreams. A parent or guardian accompanies each student on the trip. Earlier this year, 15 students from the state of Georgia attended Disney Dreamers Academy and were a part of this experience.

For more information or to apply, visit DisneyDreamersAcademy.com.


2018 Disney Dreamers join Mickey Mouse and (center, L-R): ESSENCE Magazine Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor; President of ESSENCE Communications Michelle Ebanks; Steve Harvey and Disney Executive Champion of Disney Dreamers Academy Tracey D. Powell on Sunday, March 11, 2018 to celebrate the commencement of the 11th Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The annual event is a career-inspiration program for distinguished high school students from across the U.S. (Gregg Newton, photographer)

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