March 29th, 2017
Students Participate in Mentoring Weekend
Disney Dreamers from the New York area (l-r) Keon Hanley (Bronx), Cosette Veeder-Shave (Hyde Park), Jalil Hamilton (Neptune, NJ) and Paul Jones pose with Mickey Mouse, Tracey D. Powell, Disney executive champion of Disney Dreamers Academy (center) and Minnie Mouse during the 2017 Disney Dreamers Academy at Epcot in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The tenth annual event, taking place March 9-12 at Walt Disney World Resort, is a career inspiration program for distinguished high school students across the U.S. Photo: Gregg Newton
Students from the New York area are among 100 teens selected to participate in Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE at Walt Disney World this weekend, which kicked off its 10th annual event on Thursday. The students were selected from thousands of applicants nationwide and they, along with a parent or guardian, received an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World to participate in the event.
The educational mentoring program, which runs through Sunday, features immersive career-oriented workshops, lessons on leadership skills and networking strategies, and insight from celebrity guests including Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton and Empire actor Bryshere Gray.