Applications open for Disney Dreamers Academy

Applications are being accepted now through Oct. 31 for the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine. The annual outside-the-classroom mentoring program is scheduled for March 21-24, 2019, at the Walt Disney Resort in Florida.

The program helps 100 select high school students, ages 13-19, from across the United States jump-start their life goals and pursue their dreams.

Disney Dreamers Academy turns Walt Disney World into a vibrant classroom. Students participate in a series of sessions and workshops designed to help them imagine bright futures, make exciting discoveries and learn how to put their goals into action.

Students participate in hands-on career seminars and learn how to improve their communication skills, among other skills. They are also inspired by celebrity speakers and other special guests who share their stories and provide insights on how to achieve their life goals.

Applicants 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. A parent or guardian accompanies each student on the four-day, all-expenses-paid trip.

For more information or to apply, visit DisneyDreamersAcademy.com.