Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA)
For over 15 years, Disney has sponsored a phenomenal leadership and mentorship experience for Black and underserved high school students in the United States. I’ve had the honor to participate as a parent chaperone to a Dreamer and as media to cover the event. DDA holds a special place in my heart and I felt it was right to give it a permanent place on my site for future applicants, parents and those who are curious about the magic to easily find!
ChEARS to Disney Dreamers Academy Class of 2023!
I can’t believe it’s already almost time for a new class of Disney Dreamers to experience an amazing journey towards achieving their dreams! The anticipation of who will be selected is usually met with a little bit of anxiety, especially for the teen(s) that applied or if you are the parent of an applicant. And…
Magic Makers Coffee Chat: Arriel Biggs, Momager of Disney Dreamer Mikey Wren, Class of 2022
I was invited to cover the Disney Dreamers 2022 event as hosted media on behalf of Black Disney Moms (BDM). All opinions are 100% my own. I had the great pleasure of catching up with Arriel Biggs, Momager to Mikey Wren, a young entrepreneur and Disney Dreamer from the class of 2022. Arriel is also…
Disney Dreamers Academy Celebrates 15 Years and Welcomes the Class of 2022
Congratulations, class of 2022! Meet the current class. I’m excited to share that Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA), a four day educational mentorship program hosted by The Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) celebrates its 15th year of creating magic for Black students and teens from underrepresented communities across the U.S. This year, the event will be…
Disney Dreamers Academy: What to Expect
Attending Disney Dreamers Academy was a phenomenal experience, one that we weren’t fully prepared for but in a good way! Here’s a recap of what you can expect, based on our experience!
First Thoughts on Our Disney Dreamers Academy Experience
In March 2018, our third daughter was blessed with an all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney World. Thank you to Steve Harvey, Essence Magazine and Disney Parks. She applied for Disney Dreamers Academy in the fall of 2017, then we forgot about it. Just a few days before Christmas, she was sent a congratulatory letter….