Thursday, June 13, 2024

Lance Gross & Disney Dreamers at 2024 #DDADisney | Video

*Today, Lance Gross showed his support for the Disney Dreamers Academy students at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida!

The Howard University alumni said his dad was his greatest mentor.

“My father was my superhero…I would watch him. And I had mentors from afar, people I didn’t really know but I studied them. Like Denzel Washington and Jeffrey Wright, and many more,” expressed Gross. “I looked at their career paths and I modeled mine after theirs. Everybody has their own path. I chose what worked for me.”

He added: “Mentorship is important because you need a blueprint. One of my mentors now is Tyler Perry. Everything he touches turns to gold. He has one of the most amazing blueprints I’ve ever seen. Mentorship is super important because once you see it, you know it’s possible. Sometimes it takes people to push you.”

Disney Dreamer Academy students march down Main Street U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park in a celebratory parade to kick off the five-day mentoring event at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mark Ashman, photographer)
Disney Dreamer Academy students march down Main Street U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park in a celebratory parade to kick off the five-day mentoring event at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mark Ashman, photographer)

In its 17th year, the Disney Dreamers Academy, offers 100 students a once-in-a-lifetime mentoring program at Walt Disney World. The program is designed to assist young people in identifying and pursuing their dreams through career-oriented workshops, leadership seminars and presentations by celebrities, community leaders, educators and Disney executives. Over five days the transformational, mentoring program broadens their career awareness and creates opportunities for Black high school students and teens from underrepresented communities across America.

Dreamers Anah Simwenyi from Rockville, MD, Julia Andrews from Washington, DC, and Johannes Austin from Los Angeles, CA; along with DREAMbassador Dara Renee and Executive Champion Tracey Powell shared their excitement for this years events and the class of 2024.

For more details follow @DisneyDreamersAcademy | #ddaDisney | #Be100 | DisneyDreamersAcademy.com

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