On the 27th January 2012 Walt Disney World Florida revealed the high school students that will be lucky enough to start living out their dreams with the 2012 Disney Dreamers Academy in conjunction with Steve Harvey and American magazine ESSENCE.
The Disney Dreamers Academy encourages and inspires the dreams of young people by providing those accepted with a four day workshop that gives an insight into the various professions and skills that Disney requires to make the dreams of so many come true.
Steve Harvey, philanthropist and ambassador of the Disney Dreamers Academy, evaluated over 4,7000 application forms for the 2012 Academy, from children that not only dare to dream, but live to realise them. Steve Harvey is an ideal figure to lead the Disney Dreamers Academy as he epitomises the ethos that hard work and the ability to dream pays off. Steve Harvey is a radio show host, author, actor, stand up comedian and an advocate of creativity and growth amongst young people.
"I've been with Dreamers Academy from day one and each year the program gets stronger as we add new interactive and experiential components for these students, so to hit the five-year mark is quite an accomplishment," said Steve Harvey, who will be present at the Academy as a host to the students. "Investing and re-investing in these kids each year, you can really see the pay off as they leave the Academy and start to look at their future in a much different and much brighter light."
Applicants that have been accepted to the Academy displayed inquisitiveness, passion, direction and understanding in their application. The lucky one hundred will now attend one of the world’s most creative classrooms and witness some of the world’s most creative professions and professionals. These young people will observe the whole Disney spectrum, from entertainment, medicine, entrepreneurship, culinary arts to illustration, and receive inspirational talks from the distinguished Disney Imagineers and guests.
"I am not going to divulge any secrets as to what's being planned for this important fifth anniversary, but if you know anything about Walt Disney World, you know this life-changing event is going to be a truly amazing spectacular for these students and we are proud to be a part of it," said Essence Communications President Michelle Ebanks.
The Disney Dreamer's Academy takes place from the 8th-11th March at Walt Disney World Florida.
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