Disney Dreamers Academy Class accepting applications

High school students nationwide can now apply to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence, the mentoring program that takes place in March at Disney World.

Dreamer Chris Young from Jacksonville holds the Florida sign and leads his state dreamers in March in a special parade at the Magic Kingdom.

Each year, students participate in hands-on, immersive career workshops, ranging from animation to zoology.

Each participant learns important skills, such as communication techniques, leadership qualities and networking strategies, and are inspired by celebrity speakers and special guests who share their stories and provide insight on how to achieve success and dream big.

Many success stories
The program has produced many success stories, inspiring students to become authors, nurses, pilots, doctors, journalists and engineers following the three-day all-expenses-paid experience at Walt Disney World Resort.

“After 10 years and over 1,000 Disney Dreamer alumni, we’re excited to begin the next decade of Disney Dreamers Academy,” said Tracey D. Powell, Walt Disney World vice president of commercial management resorts and Disney Dreamers Academy executive champion.

“We are excited about the many success stories, as this program continues to cultivate and inspire the minds of young high school students from across the nation to follow their dreams and accomplish their goals. By applying for Disney Dreamers Academy, future leaders of this country are taking a step toward an experience that can change their lives.”

October deadline
Program applicants 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.

Selected applicants, along with a parent or guardian, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

Applications are open to U.S. high school students, ages 13 to 19, through Oct. 31. Selected participants will be announced in early 2018.

For more information, visit DisneyDreamersAcademy.com.


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