Calling all Dreamers! October 31 is the last day for high school students to apply at to be one of 100 selected to participate in the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine. This innovative, hands-on, learning experience takes students out of the classroom and into a unique, educational, mentoring environment where they can literally make their dreams comes true. The Disney Dreamers Academy is from March 5-8, 2015, at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Each year, ESSENCE Magazine partners with Walt Disney World Resorts and Steve Harvey to fuel the dreams of bright, committed students, many of whom have strived to make it out of difficult situations. “Disney Dreamers Academy gives us the honor each year to motivate, educate and uplift 100 exceptional students ready to unlock their potential,” said Disney Vice President of Global Initiatives and Integrations/Disney Dreamers Academy Executive Champion, Tracey D. Powell. “Disney is proud to once again partner with Steve Harvey and Essence Communications to deliver a program that impacts lives every year.”

Steve Harvey, syndicated radio and television personality, along with ESSENCE Magazine and Walt Disney World Resort will host the selected Dreamers during their four-day power packed career and educational exploration. Harvey, speaking on the program, says, “Disney Dreamers Academy gives hope and inspiration and exposes youth to a world of possibilities. We are excited about another opportunity to transform lives.”

ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks added, “We are excited about the eighth Disney Dreamers Academy. This program transcends the normal classroom setting, taking learning to the next level. Our valued partnership with Disney Parks and Steve Harvey represents our commitment to the leaders of tomorrow.”

Applications are open to U.S. high school students, ages 13 to 19, until Oct. 31, 2014. Winners will be announced in December 2014. For more information, visit, or follow on Twitter at