“Disney Dreamers Academy 2022: Shaping Tomorrow’s Innovators With a Touch of Magic”

"Disney Dreamers Academy 2022: Shaping Tomorrow's Innovators With a Touch of Magic"

Disney Dreamsville

  • Walt Disney World plays host to the 17th annual Disney Dreamers Academy featuring 100 promising students and a host of celebrities including Daymond John, Dara Reneé, Lance Gross, and Sanya Richards-Ross.
  • Distinguished DJ Big Tigger and national radio host Rickey Smiley will be rubbing shoulders with the young dreamers along with industry-leading educators, designers, producers, and Disney top-brass.
  • Major sponsors Sprite®, AT&T, and Delta Air Lines have jumped aboard to support the initiative designed to open career avenues and offer valuable exposures for the high-school attendees from various underrepresented communities.
  • Dara Reneé, of the Disney+ Original series ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ fame, will be the program’s “DREAMbassador”, providing mentorship and sharing insights from her own dream-treading journey.
  • Other illustrious speakers associated with the event include renowned personalities in music, entertainment, education, and activism.
  • The hands-on workshops offered will introduce the young dreamers to an array of career options in fields related to business, entertainment, science, and beyond, all nested within the peppy land of Walt Disney World.
  • Since its inception in 2008, the Disney Dreamers Academy has opened doors of opportunities to more than 1,600 students, enriching them with life-changing experiences and inspiring them to reach for the stars.

The Realists Take

So, the Mouse House is once again opening its doors to groom the next generation of leaders, creatives, innovators and more. All while providing them with the quintessential Disney experience, of course. And well, if you think about it, where else can you get life advice from an exec, tips on acting from a starlet and lessons on enterprise from a Shark, all while lining up for Space Mountain? The real kicker, however, is the “DREAMbassador” gig for Dara Reneé. She gets to sprinkle some of that Disney+ stardust on these young minds, helping to ignite their potential. And let’s be real, who wouldn’t enjoy the special ‘once upon a time’ thrill that comes with being a part of the magical realm of Disney? As a realist’s take on the whole enterprise, it’s clear that Disney is busy casting new spells to inspire innovation. Because let’s face it, the real world could always use a little bit of that Disney magic dust!