LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (PRNewswire) – Applications are being accepted for the Disney Dreamers Academy. In partnership with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine, the annual outside-the-classroom mentoring program is scheduled for March 21 through March 24, 2019 at the Walt Disney Resort in Florida. The four-day, all-expenses-paid program will help 100 select high school students, ages 13 through19 from across the United States, jump-start their life goals and pursue their dreams.
The academy turns the entire magical setting of Walt Disney World into a vibrant classroom. Students participate in a series of sessions and workshops designed to help them imagine bright futures, make exciting discoveries and learn how to put their goals into action. Disney Dreamers engage in a wide variety of experiences at Walt Disney World while working side by side with celebrities, community and industry leaders and Disney cast members.
For more than a decade, Disney Dreamers Academy has made it a mission to inspire young people from across the country by fueling their dreams and showing them a world of possibilities as they prepare for the future. Each year, students participate in hands-on, immersive career seminars in a wide range of disciplines found at Walt Disney World. Participants learn how to improve their communication skills, what it means to be a leader and networking strategies, among other skills. They also have an opportunity to hear celebrity speakers and other special guests who share their stories and provide insights on how to achieve their life goals.
The second decade of the academy will be focused on challenging young people to relentlessly pursue their dreams through the “Be 100” campaign. This promotional push is inspired by the powerful impact the program 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.
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. A parent or guardian accompanies each student on the trip.
The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 31. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.disneydreamersacademy.com.