Talented HS Students Dream Big at Disney Dreamers Academy 2015

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  • Welcome Parade
  • The Chance of a Lifetime
  • Welcome Ceremony
  • Mikki Taylor Offers Words Of Wisdom
  • Steve Harvey Gets Personal
  • Breakfast and Introductions
  • Jonathan Sprinkles Tells Dreamers to Be Unique
  • T.J. Jakes
  • Deep-Dives Give Students Preview to Careers
  • Future Engineers Get Creative
  • Tied to Greatness
  • Ladies Learn How to Dress for Success
  • Students Enjoy Free Time Around the Parks
  • Rocsi Speaks to Coco Jones and Jaylen Bledsoe
  • Dex Tanksley and Monica Barnes
  • Terrence J, Lamman Rucker, Will Packer
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Michelle Ebanks
  • Michael Strahan Surprises Students
  • Superlatives!
  • Disney Dreamers Academy
  • Rings
  • Congratulations to the Dreamers Academy Class of 2015

Day 1: Welcome Parade

Fun, inspirational and empowering times were had at the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy, held annually at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. One-hundred outstanding high school students from around the country engaged in the four-day program with media mogul Steve Harvey and Essence magazine. BET.com was down in Orlando following the Dreamers' activities. Take a look at photos and highlights from the event held March 5 to 8. — Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_)



In this photo, Steve Harvey, Tracey D. Powell, executive champion for Disney Dreamers Academy, and Mikki Taylor, editor-at-large for Essence magazine, lead the welcome parade at the Magic Kingdom to kick off the Academy's events.

 (Photo: Gregg Newton/Walt Disney) 

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