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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 not theirs, 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 Steve Harvey […]

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 […]

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 […]

Florida’s “15 Teen” Disney Dreamers (DDA 2014)

Dreams come true again March 27, 2014 Filed under EDUCATION, METRO   15 Florida teens in this year’s Dreamers Academy at Disney BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER The seventh annual Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine was held March 6-9 at Walt Disney World Resort, but before the first high school […]

The Mark of ZORA! (2014)

The Florida Times-Union ~ Jacksonville.com http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2014-01-21/story/festival-celebrates-talents-eatonville-author-zora-neale-hurston Festival celebrates talents of Eatonville author Zora Neale Hurston By Penny Dickerson Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:24 am | updated Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:32 am Zora Neale Hurston is perhaps best known for her 1937 book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The mark of Zora Neale Hurston left an […]