Niani Scott, a sophomore at Chicago Hope Academy, has been invited to be a part of the Disney Dreamers Academy. The Dreamers Academy weekend begins March 6, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Niani was chosen along with 99 other winners of the Disney Dreamers Essay Contest to attend the event, which includes educational sessions, guest speakers, and hands-on learning opportunities throughout the living classroom of the Walt Disney World Resort.
Disney partnered with actor/comedian, Steve Harvey, and ESSENCE magazine to create the Disney Dreamers Academy. The Academy inspires and fuels the dreams of high school students to help them dream bigger and get a jump start on making those dreams come true through immersive and inspirational guest speakers in interactive activities that range from animation, through entrepreneurship to zoology through developing skills such as networking and interviewing.
Niani was also selected to receive the Steve Harvey scholarship, which includes activities, interviews, tapings, and special events before and after she returns.