The Oct. 31 deadline is looming for high school students to apply to be among the 100 selected to participate in the 2022 Disney Dreamers Academy, the educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort.
Entering the search for its 15th class of Dreamers, Disney Dreamers Academy allows students to participate in hands-on, full-immersion workshops related to a variety of career paths, ranging from animation to zoology. Each participant learns important skills, such as communication techniques, leadership values and networking strategies.
“We’re looking forward to hosting our next class of Disney Dreamers again,” said Tracey D. Powell, Disney Signature Experiences vice president and Disney Dreamers Academy executive champion. “The powerful life lessons, career guidance and face-to-face connections the students enjoy at Disney Dreamers Academy can be career-defining and even life-changing,” she added. To celebrate our return, we’ll be adding extra touches of magic throughout the event.”
The event takes place at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Dreamers are taken both onstage and behind the scenes, where Disney theme parks become “classrooms.”
Disney Dreamers are exposed to motivational speakers and celebrities who share their stories and provide insight on how to achieve success. Dreamers have the opportunity to cultivate relationships with other students from across the nation while they gain firsthand knowledge from Disney experts and world-renowned entrepreneurs and executives.
Program 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, a positive attitude and determination to achieve their dreams. Students must be enrolled in high school in the continental United States and from ages 13-19 to be eligible for consideration. A parent or guardian accompanies each student on the trip.
Selected Disney Dreamers, along with parents or guardians, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort, where they will participate in sessions as they are surrounded by the creativity and innovation represented in Disney theme parks around the world. Disney Dreamers Academy will take place March 3-6, 2022
For more information regarding applications, visit DisneyDreamersAcademy.com. Follow the Dreamers on facebook.com/DisneyDreamersAcademy or on twitter.com/DreamersAcademy. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.