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He’s going to Disney World!


David “Alex” Jackson

David “Alex” Jackson

David “Alex” Jackson, a ninth grader and a dual enrollment student at the MTC Beltline Campus, is among a group of 100 teens selected from among thousands for the 2020 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine. Jackson will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World to participate in the immersive, transformational four-day experience that will take place March 12–15.

The program, now in its 13th year, is a part of Walt Disney World’s commitment to helping the next generation of young people by inspiring them at a critical time in their development. The Disney Dreamers Academy theme is “Be100,” encouraging teens to be positive, to be “all in” and to carry what they learn back with them so they can relentlessly pursue their dreams and make a difference in the lives of others.

“After 12 successful years, we know the profound impact this program has on these students,” said Tracey D. Powell, Walt Disney World Resort vice president and Disney Dreamers Academy executive champion. “One dream can change the world, and through Disney Dreamers Academy we hope to help these amazing teens turn their dreams into reality.”

Participating students, known as “Disney Dreamers,” will embark on a journey throughout the Walt Disney World theme parks and behind the scenes of the 40-square-mile vacation destination. It’s a vibrant classroom where students discover new career opportunities, pursue their dreams, and interact with Harvey and other celebrities and motivational speakers.

Students will participate in immersive career-oriented workshops that explore a wide range of career disciplines found at Walt Disney World, learning life tools such as effective communication techniques, leadership skills, and networking strategies.

Since 2008, Walt Disney World Resort has provided all-expenses-paid trips to more than 1,200 students, plus a parent or guardian, to participate in the annual Disney Dreamers Academy. Students are selected from thousands of applicants who answered essay questions about their personal stories and dreams for the future.

The full list of students is available at www.DisneyDreamersAcademy.com.

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