The October 31, 2019 deadline for Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA) is fast approaching. Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity for any high school student in your life ages 13-19 to experience the magic of Disney.
Two years ago, representatives from Disney Dreamers Academy came to the Philadelphia area to discuss the program. In attendance was a previous student who was attending college in the area. I was so impressed by his experience and the sparkle in his eye, that there was no doubt that he would take his dream far. We also learned about alumni William Williams whose story left not one dry eye in the place.
What is Disney Dreamers Academy?
DDA is a 4-day, power-packed event in which 100 select high school students are inspired, motivated and prepared to dream big. Under #BE100 the students are encouraged to be 100 percent and seize all opportunities that lead to making their dreams come true while making a positive impact on the lives of others.
Who should attend Disney Dreamers Academy?
Any high school between the ages of 13-19, that is ready to dream big and not allow societal limitations to hinder them. This their chance to shoot beyond the clouds. Think about how Walt Disney arrived in Hollywood with a dream and a few dollars in his pocket. He faced rejection, but he believed in his talent and his dream.
What are some qualities of a Disney Dreamer?
- Intellectual curiosity – a love for learning and creativity
- Compassion – caring for those around you
- Courage – facing obstacles with poise and maturity
- A positive outlook and a generous spirit
- Optimism about the future
How do you apply to be a Disney Dreamer?
To apply for Disney Dreamer Academy head to the website and fill out the online application. Submissions are accepted via snail mail also. The application includes three essay style and three rapid fire questions.
What can you expect over the four days?
“Disney Dreamers Academy turns the entire magical setting of 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.” Disney Dreamers engage in a wide variety of experiences at Walt Disney World parks while working side by side with celebrities, such as Steve Harvey and Yolanda Adams, community and industry leaders and Disney cast members.You will be change for the better upon leaving this event and excited about what's next.
How much does it cost to attend Disney Dreamers Academy?
This is a four-day, all-expenses-paid experience at Walt Disney World for the student and a parent or guardian.
What would you be doing today if someone encouraged you to dream big?