Orlando After-School Program Gets $100K Grant From Disney

Recently, Walt Disney World surprised another nonprofit youth organization in Central Florida with a large Disney Grant.

Almost 100 students from the Orlando After-School All-Stars visited ESPN Wide World of Sports for what they thought was a tour of the complex. Instead, they were surprised with the $100,000 grant.

Tyler Chandler, the Regional Executive Director for South Central Region After-School All-Stars, says the money will be used to help expand their Opportunity Jobs Academy program that helps connects students to leaders in industries that interest them, as well as offers on-the-job training and job experience.

During their visit, the students also head a chance to chat with Disney leaders to discuss different career paths.

Here’s a look at the surprise announcement:

Source: Disney Parks Blog

Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.


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