After three years of the Disney Aspire program, hundreds of cast members are trading in their notepads for diplomas as they graduate and complete their studies. Last month, we shared our Ultimate Disney Aspire Grad Pack—a one-of-a-kind, celebration-in-a-box exclusive to those who successfully earn a high school diploma, Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree through our education investment and career development program. In addition to mailing these packages to the homes of cast members across the country, the Disney Ambassadors surprised a few on-the-job to recognize them for their achievement.
“Ultimate” doesn’t even begin to summarize the excitement each cast member shared about how it felt to graduate. It was a special moment for the Ambassadors to be a part of this very personal accomplishment. Congratulations to all our Disney Aspire graduates!
“Now my family gets to see me walk the stage and I’m the first in my family to have a Master’s and hopefully I encourage my nephews and nieces, that they can always do better in life and to never stop believing.”
“Disney Aspire made it really simple, I had the help of my advisor and email communications. I really couldn’t have done it without Disney Aspire.”
“Before Disney Aspire came along, I didn’t know how many options I had in front of me to push myself to the next level, and I’m just really glad that it came along when it did… I know I’m in a position that I can move forward and there are greater things ahead for me.”
“Being able to do Disney Aspire for free, it really did spur me on to complete my degree. But honestly it did way more than the financial aspect. I was able to physically see that in my own area at the Main Entrance, I was able to utilize my education.”
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