Steve Harvey And Disney Team Up For High-Schoolers
August 10, 2007 at 5:45 AM (PT)
DISNEY's "Dreamers Academy with STEVE HARVEY," an enrichment event with a special appeal for African-American high-schoolers, was announced jointly today by DISNEY and HARVEY. It invites inspired teenagers to pack their bags -- and their dreams -- for WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT in 2008.
The announcement came at the 32nd NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS Convention and Career Fair.
"This is about taking youth with potential and opening doors for them -- helping them to realize their dreams," said DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS VP/Multicultural Marketing XIOMARA WILEY. "And what a place to do it! At 40 square miles, WALT DISNEY WORLD is the world's largest creative classroom designed to inspire people. These young people will have unprecedented access to the magic behind the magic."
HARVEY said DISNEY's Dreamers Academy "is very important to me because it gets to the heart of what my foundation is all about. It's about the education of our young people who are oftentimes slighted and don't have the chance to be exposed to a variety of job skills and job sets and meet with people in the fields they're interested in. We want to give our young achievers the tools to become overachievers -- to take their dreams stratospheric."