As a mom of two high school students, I understand how important it is to motivate kids to excel, inspire them to dream big, and encourage them to work hard in order to help make their dreams today become a reality tomorrow.
That’s why you don’t want your teens to miss out on the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey to experience a once-in-a-lifetime career-inspiring weekend – but there’s only a few days left for students to apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com.
How to Apply:
- Applicants have to be U.S. high school students between 13-19 years old.
- Teens 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.
- Selected applicants, along with a parent or guardian, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort.
I recently visited with Tracey Powell, Walt Disney World Resort VP of Commercial Management and Disney Dreamers Academy Executive Champion, to learn more about what’s on tap for the 2018 program.
Tracey says Disney is excited about the opportunity to add to the many success stories, as this program continues to cultivate the minds of young high school students from across the nation and inspire them to follow their dreams and accomplish their goals. “By applying for Disney Dreamers Academy, future leaders of this country are taking a step toward an experience that can change their lives,” Tracy adds.
Top 5 Reasons to Apply to Disney Dreamers Academy 2018
#1 Teens Learn to Dream Big:
Although getting a free trip to Walt Disney World Resort is HUGE, there’s so much more teens will benefit from at the Disney Dreamers Academy. Teens (known at Disney as “Dreamers”) experience once-in-a-lifetime educational and mentoring program designed to inspire them to dream big and discover the world of possibilities that will help them prepare for their future.
#2 Go Behind the Scenes at Disney:
One of the most impressive parts of the program is the intentional time spent with each student. The Dreamers get incredible opportunities to be on stage or explore Disney behind the scenes.
Disney turns into a virtual classroom where students can discover their interests and pursue their passions by exploring new career possibilities. That’s because Disney Dreamers Academy allows students to participate in an array hands-on, immersive career-oriented workshops ranging from animation to zoology.
#3 Networking and Leadership Opportunities:
Each student is also given important tools such as effective communication techniques, leadership skills, and networking strategies. Best of all, Dreamers get a chance to develop relationships with other students while gaining valuable insights from Disney experts and accomplished executives and entrepreneurs.
#4 Amazing Speaker Line-Up:
Although the interactive career experience is awesome, another huge benefit for the Dreamers is hearing from awe-inspiring motivational speakers and celebrities, like syndicated television and radio personality Steve Harvey.
Motivator Jonathon Sprinkles was one of the many dynamic guest speakers.
The speakers’ participation makes a significant impact on the kids because the presenters share their stories and insights on achieving personal and professional success.
#5 Did I mention it was FREE?
There’s no better way to experience this amazing program AND enjoy an all-expense paid trip to the most Magical Place on Earth.
Disney Dreamers Academy provides an excellent learning environment to help young students with their aspirations. It challenges teens, like my daughters, to dream even bigger and truly helps kids move closer to making their goals a reality.
For more information regarding applications, interested applicants can visit DisneyDreamersAcademy.com, or learn more about the program on Facebook.com/DisneyDreamersAcademy or Twitter.com/DreamersAcademy.