150 Dorchester-area kids will cap off summer vacation in a way they’ll never forget, visiting Walt Disney World.
150 kids spent the last week of 2016 summer vacation on an all-expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The group returned from the trip with newfound independence, friendships and experiences. For one week, they got to just be kids.Check out the full gallery on Facebook!
Disney for Kids offers the opportunity for Dorchester-area kids to go on an all expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World. The first trip, in 1992, sent 50 kids to the Happiest Place on Earth. Since then, over 2,000 young people have been on the Disney for Kids trip. 150 more will be added to the count when the 25th annual trip commences on August 22.
The attendees, members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester and other local youth organizations, are selected to attend based on criteria such as school attendance, school effort and performance, and good citizenship. For the vast majority of the kids, the Disney trip will mark the first time they'll traveled outside the Greater Boston area, go on a plane, or stay in a hotel.
Visiting Disney World is a dream come true that the kids remember forever. They make new friends, gain independence, dream new dreams, and most of all - they get to just be kids for a week.