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2011 Class of Disney’s Dreamers Academy Announced

Members of the 2011 class of the Disney’s Dreamers Academy

Comedian, actor and bestselling author Steve Harvey announced the 100 students who will make up the 2011 class of Disney’s Dreamers Academy on his syndicated radio show yesterday.

The Disney’s Dreamers Academy is a program aimed to motivate, empower and inspire young adults. The program is a collaborative effort between Walt Disney World Resort, Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine, the leading communications company dedicated to African-American women.

“Each year we strive to find young people who may have a will or passion, but may not have the courage to explore their dreams.” Harvey said. “So we hope to unlock the power that will allow them to pursue their hearts’ desires. Walt Disney World, Essence Magazine and I are excited to be a part of these young Dreamers’ experience that will encourage them to bring their dreams to life.”

To see a list of the dreamers* click here. For more information visit or follow the adventures of the dreamers at DreamersAcademy on Twitter.

*Participation is subject to verification and return of the required documentation.


  • Congratulations to all the high school students selected to participate in the 2001 Disney’s Dreamers Academy! I pray that all of your dreams come true.

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