Disney Dreamers Academy

Disney Dreamers: Movers, Shakers, Dreamers

(Bonus Florida Courier event coverage) MOVERS, SHAKERS, DREAMERS April 13, 2019 THESE FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE REPRESENTING THEIR GENERATION AT ITS BEST. PHOTOS COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY WORLD  The Disney Dreamers Academy class of 2019 includes 12 Florida high school students selected among 100 nationwide. The program was held March 21-24 at Walt Disney World […]

“Dreamers Who Win” – Disney Dreamers Academy 2019

  DREAMERS WHO WIN March 31, 2019 BY PENNY DICKERSON  FLORIDA COURIER A SELECTED GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GOT A CHANCE TO BE ENERGIZED TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS DURING A WEEKEND SYMPOSIUM AT WALT DISNEY WORLD. LAKE BUENA VISTA – The genesis of their dreams are humble: a coal miner’s son from Welch, W. Va., who […]

New Theme, New Dreams (DDA 2018)

March 23, 2018 BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER For the 11th year, Walt Disney World Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence were joined by celebrities to offer 100 high school students from across the country a chance to dream big. The Disney Dreamers join Mickey Mouse and Essence Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor; […]

A Decade of Dreams (DDA 2017)

      A DECADE OF DREAMS March 31, 2017 FOR 10 YEARS, STEVE HARVEY AND ESSENCE MAGAZINE HAVE PARTNERED WITH WALT DISNEY WORLD TO HOST THE DISNEY DREAMERS ACADEMY. FLORIDA WAS WELL-REPRESENTED WITH 14 STUDENTS FROM 100 SELECTED NATIONWIDE. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER “You don’t let other people stop your dreams because it’s […]

Helping teens jumpstart their dreams (DDA 2016)

    Helping teens jumpstart their dreams March 31, 2016 Filed under EDUCATION, FLORIDA, METRO Nine Florida students part of this year’s Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Nine Florida teens were among 100 high school students selected to participate in the ninth annual Disney Dreamers Academy with […]

Making more dreams come true (DDA 2015)

Making more dreams come true March 19, 2015 Filed under METRO Posted by 8admin8 Nine Florida students  among 100 chosen for Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey, Essence BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The selfless drive and passion to advance the dreams of America’s youth was celebrated March 5-8 at the eighth […]

Black Men who Motivate: The Power of a Dream (DDA 2015)

Black men who motivate: The power of a dream March 19, 2015 Filed under EDUCATION, METRO  BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Steve Harvey is credited with improving college attendance, career prospects, personal development for more than 8,000 youth who have graduated from his Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA) since its 2007 launch. Partnering […]