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Disney Dreamers Academy

5 Ways to Defeat Your Dream Killers

Zondra Hughes | Posted 03.07.2016 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Dream killers are more dangerous than haters. A hater disapproves of your dream from the sidelines (or sneakily from within your circle). Haters ar...

Taking Joy in Journeys

Julia Schemmer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Julia Schemmer

Confession: Last week, I boarded an airplane for the first time. While I am ambitious to travel in my life, it took seventeen years for me to step...

Dreaming Big: Life After the Academy

Princeton Irvin Parker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Black Voices
Princeton Irvin Parker

The sessions are done, the shows are finished, and the trip is over, but the journey towards a successful life, for The Disney's Dreamers Academy class of 2012, is just beginning.

Dreamers, You Are Now Dismissed... To Dream

Diamond Sims | Posted 01.03.2012 | Black Voices
Diamond Sims

I hate to sound blunt, but long story short, I am a baptized, god-fearing, self-raised, crack-baby, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from my high school because I learned the value of a dream.

Journey of a Young Dreamer

Princeton Irvin Parker | Posted 12.30.2011 | Black Voices
Princeton Irvin Parker

Disney Dreamers Academy (DDA) didn't just give me words of inspiration about how my dreams can come true; it showed me a picture of it.

The Greatest Love of All

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

I'm not sure what your loved one gifted you for Valentine's Day, but I witnessed the most beautiful gift I've seen in a long time. The gift of hope.