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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…

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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…

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Commencement day for the graduates of Disney Dreamers Academy was full of laughter, tears of joy and excitement as 100 Dreamers were armed with knowledge that to take back to their communities. Steve Harvey, Essence magazine’s Michelle Ebanks and a host of special guests gave the students an experience they will never forget. The Dreamers…

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Gospel singer and radio host Yolanda Adams sang “I Believe I Can Fly” at Disney Dreamers Academy 2015 commencement day in Orlando, Florida. The students and the parents were touched by the choice of songs and more importantly by the singer. Adams gave everyone chills as her voice reverberated throughout the building. The lyrics spoke volumes to the…

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The second day of Disney Dreamers Academy was filled with seminars, classes called “Deep Dives” at Disney University, and interactive activities with other Dreamers and celebrities. “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” broadcast live from the ESPN Club at Disney’s Broadwalk Resort. The Dreamers’ parents were in attendance and Harvey spoke to them candidly about not…

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Disney Dreamer Princeton Parker wowed the audience and his fellow panelists (Steve Harvey, Mikki Taylor, Traci Powell and Yolanda Adams) with his words and his confidence. A Disney Dreamers Academy graduate and college student who’s graduating in May, Parker discusses his belief in a higher being and confidence. Video by Joi Pearson Photography

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Steve Harvey spoke candidly at the eighth annual Disney Dreamers Academy press conference about perseverance. “You get a story and you tell it. You fail well, like Mikki Taylor said; you overcome obstacles like Yolanda Adams said, you understand your place and you keep going,” he said. For more awesome words or wisdom and inspiration,…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and for many, it just doesn’t feel quite like Christmas unless there’s snow. The world’s best imagineers at Disney deliver a white Christmas with a twist. Disney’s 31st annual Christmas Day TV special, “Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration,” features some of our favorite entertainers including Trey Songz…

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