Disney Dreamers Academy, an educational mentorship program created and hosted by Walt Disney World celebrates its 15th year of expanding career awareness and creating exclusive opportunities for Black students and teens from underrepresented communities across America.
What is happening:
- The Disney Dreamers Academy began in 2008 at the Walt Disney World Resort, and many program participants have since gone on to become doctors, engineers, entertainers, humanitarians and more. A few of them even became Disney cast members.
- During the Academy, participants are immersed in dynamic career workshops, networking sessions, and mentorship events led by business leaders, community leaders, and celebrities who take these students’ career aspirations and energize them. in a way they probably never imagined.
- This year, from March 3-6, a new group of students will participate in the program after being selected from thousands of applicants who answered essay questions about their personal stories and dreams for the future.
- They will be welcomed by Disney’s most innovative program yet, which involves new immersions, new educational workshops and more.
- These Disney Dreamers engage in a wide variety of experiences at Walt Disney World while working side-by-side with and hearing inspiring stories from community and business leaders, Disney cast members, celebrities and other guests. specials.
- Famous alumni have included stars of the big screen and television, noted sports personalities, popular musicians as well as personalities and actors from across the Disney family, including hello america, ESPN, disney channel and the TV series blackish and adult.
- Another part of the program’s evolution this year will be the awarding of college scholarships to 11 students from underrepresented communities attending historically black colleges and universities through a collaboration with rap artist Cordae, The Undefeated and ESPN’s GRAMMY.
- More information about this year’s Disney Dreamers Academy was given this morning on hello america:
We’re celebrating 15 years of the Disney Dreamers Academy and unveiling the new 2022 class of Disney Dreamers and an exclusive program announcement!@Janai join us live from @WaltDisneyWorld with Mickey and his friends!@dreamersacademy#ddaDisneyhttps://t.co/kWY5S6eOU4 pic.twitter.com/2BS3bRDQaJ
— Hello America (@GMA) January 17, 2022
What they say :
- Tracey D. Powell, Vice President of Walt Disney World Resort and Executive Champion of the Disney Dreamers Academy, said: “We are thrilled and honored to celebrate 15 years of Disney Dreamers Academy with this year’s class. We have taken this opportunity to amplify the event, and we are excited to introduce new experiences, new career programs and new mentors.