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Time To Enroll For The 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy (Video)

Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2016 Disney Dreamers join (behind Mickey Mouse L-R) Mikki Taylor, editor-at-large for Essence Magazine, Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications, Inc., radio and TV personality Steve Harvey, Tracey D. Powell, executive champion of Disney Dreamers Academy, and Mickey Mouse on March 6, 2016 to celebrate the commencement of the ninth 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) (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney Parks and Resorts)

High school students nationwide can now apply to be among 100 students selected to participate in the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, the innovative, outside-the-classroom, mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort. The 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy will mark the program’s 10th year.

Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2016 Disney Dreamers join (behind Mickey Mouse L-R) Mikki Taylor, editor-at-large for Essence Magazine, Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications, Inc., radio and TV personality Steve Harvey, Tracey D. Powell, executive champion of Disney Dreamers Academy, and Mickey Mouse on March 6, 2016 to celebrate the commencement of the ninth 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) (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney Parks and Resorts)
Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2016 Disney Dreamers join (behind Mickey Mouse L-R) Mikki Taylor, editor-at-large for Essence Magazine, Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications, Inc., radio and TV personality Steve Harvey, Tracey D. Powell, executive champion of Disney Dreamers Academy, and Mickey Mouse on March 6, 2016 to celebrate the commencement of the ninth 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) (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney Parks and Resorts)

Steve Harvey, syndicated radio and television personality, along with ESSENCE and Walt Disney World Resort will host selected Dreamers during a four-day power-packed career and educational exploration in March 2017.

Applicants to the Disney Dreamers Academy program must answer essay questions about their personal stories and their dreams for the future. Students are selected based on a combination of attributes, including strong character, positive attitude and determination to achieve their dreams.

Select Disney Dreamers, along with a parent or guardian, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, where they will participate in life-changing sessions. Disney Dreamers Academy will take place March 2017.

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“Giving back is important to me, and especially to our youth – our future leaders, entrepreneurs and aspiring artists,” said Harvey. “We’ve seen more than 900 committed students come through the program, and I’m excited to find the next 100.”

For nearly a decade, Disney Dreamers Academy has helped to inspire young minds by fueling their dreams and showing them a world of possibilities as they prepare for the future.

Celebrity Panel at Disney Dreamers Academy L-R: Singer and rapper Silento, Miss Black USA 2015 Madison Gibbs, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jaylen Bledsoe, and actress Brely Evans participate in a panel discussion March 5, 2016 during Disney's Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The ninth annual event, taking place March 3-6, 2016, is a career-inspiration program for distinguished high school students from across the U.S. (Todd Anderson, photographer) (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney Parks and Resorts)
Celebrity Panel at Disney Dreamers Academy L-R: Singer and rapper Silento, Miss Black USA 2015 Madison Gibbs, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jaylen Bledsoe, and actress Brely Evans participate in a panel discussion March 5, 2016 during Disney’s Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The ninth annual event, taking place March 3-6, 2016, is a career-inspiration program for distinguished high school students from across the U.S. (Todd Anderson, photographer) (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney Parks and Resorts)

Each year, students participate in hands-on, full-immersion workshops related to a variety of career paths, ranging from animation to zoology. Each participant learns important skills, such as communication techniques, leadership values, and networking strategies.

“We’re excited to welcome back Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE for the tenth year,” said Tracey D. Powell, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts vice president of deluxe resorts and Disney Dreamers Academy executive champion. “This program is unique for the opportunity it affords teens to be inspired and motivated to accomplish their goals. By applying for Disney Dreamers Academy, high school students from across the country are taking an important step forward that can influence and change their lives forever.”

Disney Dreamers are exposed to celebrity motivational speakers and special guests who share their stories and provide insight on how to achieve success and DREAM BIG. Dreamers have the opportunity to cultivate relationships with other students from across the nation while they gain first-hand knowledge from Disney experts and world-renowned entrepreneurs and executives.

ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks added, “ESSENCE has been honored to help identify the next generation of big dreamers and welcome them to Walt Disney World Resort for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This tenth year will be no exception, and we’re delighted to further play a role in setting our future leaders on the path to success.”

Applications are open to U.S. high school students, ages 13 to 19, through Oct. 31, 2016. A distinguished panel of leaders will judge the applications, and winners will be announced towards the end of 2016.

For more information regarding applications, interested applicants can visit DisneyDreamersAcademy.com, or follow the Dreamers on Facebook.com/DisneyDreamersAcademy or Twitter.com/DreamersAcademy.

 

 

SOURCE Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

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