The ninth annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENSE will be held March 3-6 at the Walt Disney World Resort. Almost 100 teenagers from across the United States will be participating in this 4-day, all-expense-paid educational and mentoring trip filled with fun and a little Disney Magic!
“Disney Dreamers Academy provides an excellent learning environment to help young students with their aspirations and to dream even bigger. ” Steve Harvey, Host of Disney Dreamers Academy
These “Dreamers” will come to Walt Disney World to learn how to pursue their own dreams by attending various career workshops as well as being educated on communication techniques, leadership, and networking. There will be several speakers sharing their stories of success and how they accomplished their dreams to inspire the newest class of Dreamers during this event.
“Disney Dreamers Academy is a one-of-a-kind program that, since its inception, is helping more than 800 students achieve their dreams.” Tracey D. Powell, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts vice president of deluxe resorts & Executive Champion of Disney Dreamers Academy
Thousands of students apply every year for the Disney Dreamers Academy. These applications include essays about the student’s lives and dreams, which are judged by an impressive panel including:
- Gospel music legend Yolanda Adams
- ESSENCE magazine editor-at-large Mikki Taylor
- Education advocate Dr. Steve Perry
- The Sister Accord founder and author Sonia Jackson Myles; award-winning motivational speaker Jonathan Sprinkles
- Simply Ellis Custom Clothier CEO Dr. Alex O. Ellis
- Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation executive director Brandi Harvey
- Steve Harvey Products creative director Karli Harvey
- Professional speaker Princeton Parker and
- Disney Dreamers Academy alumnus.
For a list of 2016 Dreamers and Bios, please visit DisneyDreamersAcademy.com/dreamers/2016.
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