The book is full of stories and lessons from Jenkins’ mother that motivated and encouraged him to chase his dreams. One way Jenkins is inspiring youth to follow their dreams is through his support and advocacy of Disney Dreamers Academy. He has been a motivational speaker for the program since the beginning and is currently helping Disney find the next group of students to become Disney Dreamers by encouraging them to apply now through Oct. 31, 2013.
Annually, Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine brings 100 U.S. high school students on an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for an immersive 4-day program that inspires and fuels their dreams.
Created by Disney in 2007, Disney Dreamers Academy has engaged leading professionals across a variety of fields to serve as speakers and mentors during the event as well as year round ambassadors and advisors.
Disney Dreamers Academy selects 100 students from thousands of applications received from high school students from across the country every year. The 2014 event takes place March 6 – 9. Applications are available online at www.DisneyDreamersAcademy.com.