Disney Dreamer returns to resort as ‘Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen’

DDA 2019 alumna and Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen Jacqueline Means with her favorite Disney character, Princess Tiana, at the Magic Kingdom Park. (Photo by Abigail Nilsson)

Disney Dreamers Academy 2019 alumna Jacqueline Means returned to Disney in late July as Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen. Jacqueline was one of 100 high school students who earned an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort to participate in the 2019 DDA with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine. Rolling out chatted with the talented teen […]

How Steve Harvey took a kid from gangbanger to engineer

Comedian, TV host and radio personality Steve Harvey partnered with Disney and Essence magazine for the Disney Dreamers Academy, which selects 100 high school students ages 13-19 to participate in a life-changing weekend of activities. The academy has been impacting the lives of kids since 2008. “I had a kid that was a gangbanger that came […]

Disney Dreamers Academy is an experience of a lifetime for students

Take a moment, and try to remember yourself as a teenager. You’re in high school and beginning to explore the career options the world has to offer. You probably recall dreaming big. You were told you could accomplish anything you set your mind to, and you looked at the world as a big gateway to […]

Anne Ogunrinde has us excited about the 10th annual Disney Dreamers Academy

It’s always a magical time at Disney. March 9-12, 2017, will be an especially exciting time. It marks the 10th anniversary of the Disney Dreamers Academy. The Disney Dreamers Academy is a power-packed, four-day event held annually at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, in which 100 select high school students, 13-19, are inspired to […]

Motivator Lisa Nichols helps kids change their lives at Disney World

[jwplatform 0JClpjjX] Lisa Nichols was one of the inspirational speakers this past weekend at the Disney Dreamers Academy at Disney World. In partnership with Steve Harvey and Essence, the program gathers high school kids with a dream and teaches them how to reach their goals and dream bigger.

Jonathan Sprinkles teaches kids how to stay inspired at Disney World

[jwplatform ob8VTOr7] Jonathan Sprinkles was one of the inspirational speakers this past weekend at the Disney Dreamers Academy at Disney World. In partnership with Steve Harvey and Essence, the program gathers high school kids with a dream and teaches them how to reach their goals and dream bigger.

Apply now for 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey

High school students determined to realize their dreams will have an opportunity to develop their vision further if chosen to attend the upcoming Disney Dreamers Academy. The four-day workshop, March 3-6 in 2016, will be hosted by television and radio personality Steve Harvey and Essence Communications at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The 100 […]

Michael Strahan and Michelle Ebanks offer advice at Disney Dreamers Academy

Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine wrapped Sunday in Orlando, Florida. Ex NFL player, Michael Strahan, spoke openly to the Dreamers about his older brothers who made fun of him by calling him Bob. He eventually found out that they were making fun of him, booty on back but at 13 it […]

Lamman Rucker motivates Disney Dreamers

[jwplatform Q0LPVoUO] Lamman Rucker spoke one-on-one with ‘rolling out’ and shared with Disney Dreamers that “to whom much is given, much is required;” Check out more in the video. Video by Joi Pearson Photography

Disney Dreamers Academy Career Open Mouse

Disney Dreamers Academy prides itself on helping students bring their dreams to fruition. In a classroom setting, the students are split into groups and teamed up with other individuals who want to pursue the same career. Walking throughout the Career Mouse, Wynton Harvey, Jonathan Sprinkles, Princeton Parker, Tracey Powell and more stopped to listen and give advice […]