Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow (BOLT)

An unforgettable program with students from around the country, using the Walt Disney World® parks as a magical classroom!

Sunday June 26th – Wednesday June 29th at Walt Disney World Resort

The BOLT Student Voice Program is part of the 2022 Education Summit at Walt Disney World and is open to students in grades 5-12. The program utilizes the Disney theme parks as an engaging and magical classroom to explore the importance of student voice and agency in education, and it provides opportunities as well for students to provide important input during the education summit. The BOLT experience also includes a Disney “Youth Educational Series” (YES) program that offers students a learning experience behind the scenes at one of the Disney theme parks.

The overall goal is for students to develop or expand their own leadership skills, to increase their own collaboration and communication skills, and to experience how to use their own voice to make a positive difference in their communities and in their own education.

Essential questions for the BOLT Student Voice program include . . .

What is student voice? What is most important to you about having input into decisions regarding your school and your education? What types of school or classroom environments allow you to learn most effectively? What leads to powerful learning? What does it mean to feel safe and supported in being yourself? Is this connected to learning? If student voices and experiences had more influence on decisions in school, how might things like curriculum, instruction, assessments, or schedules be the same or different? How does voice and agency connect to leadership?

Sign up today and take advantage of early registration discounts. An opening night dinner is included, breakfast/lunch are provided each day, and 3-day “Park-Hopper” passes are included with each registration!

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By connecting and collaborating with students from different schools and regions, the BOLT Student Voice Program provides a memorable experience. And by empowering student voice and engaging students as integral partners in all aspects of their own education, we hope as well to provide students a collaborative experience that also inspires them to be lifelong learners and engaged citizens.

“The BOLT program isn’t just a trip to Disney World, it is a thoughtfully constructed and expertly facilitated leadership experience. Our son was the youngest student in the group and he was transformed by it. He went from quite nervous and unsure to confident – both in himself and his ability to try new things and his capacity to build strong relationships. When he got home we joked ‘Who is this kid?’ as he proudly announced that he was ready to try other new things because he is a ‘BOLT kid.’ People talk a lot about the magic of Disney, but in our family we talk more about the magic of BOLT!”

– Parent of a BOLT participant

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Details

About BOLT Student Voice Program at Disney

The BOLT Student Voice Program is part of the 2022 Education Summit at Walt Disney World and is open to students in grades 6-12. The program utilizes the Disney theme parks as an engaging and magical classroom to explore the importance of student voice and agency in education, and it provides opportunities as well for students to provide important input during the education summit. The BOLT experience also includes a Disney “Youth Educational Series” (YES) program that offers students a learning experience behind the scenes at one of the Disney theme parks.

The overall goal is for students to develop or expand their own leadership skills, to increase their own collaboration and communication skills, and to experience how to use their own voice to make a positive difference in their communities and in their own education.

2022 Overview Schedule!

subject to change

Disney Youth Education Series (YES)

Logo for Disney Youth Education Series

As a participant in the Building Our Leaders of Tomorrow Programming, our students will have an opportunity to participate in one of the Disney YES programs. The program provides our students a hands-on, educational adventure. These guided field studies are accredited, standards-based and designed to reinforce our leadership lessons. Practice teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving as your group participates in one-of-a-kind learning moments using the magic of Disney. The program includes guided, in-park educational field studies.

What's Included?

Each student registration includes:

  • 3 Day Park Hopper Pass, Option to upgrade to a 4-Day Park Hopper Pass
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided for each day of the program
  • 1 Disney Youth Education Series Program
  • 3 Days of BOLT Leadership Programming
  • 3 BOLT T-Shirts
  • Certificate of Completion

Lodging Information

Special rates of $199 (Non-Tower) or $249 (Tower) per night at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. You can book your rooms here to take advantage of our group rate.

Information for Attendees

Airport Transportation:

Disney’s Magical Express, the free shuttle to and from the Orlando International Airport will stop service in 2022. At this time, we are not able to provide transportation to and from the airport, however it is expected that Mears Transportation, the company who runs Disney’s Magical Express will be offering similar service to and from MCO. More updates will be available as they are released from Mears Transportation.

Park Transportation:

From Coronado Springs resort you can take a Disney bus to all of the parks as well as to Disney Springs where there are additional dining, entertainment, and shopping options.

Disney MobileMagic Service:

Unfortunately, Disney is no longer supplying complimentary MagicBands to resort guests, but have debuted a new option: Disney MagicMobile service

Disney MagicMobile service is a contactless way to access MagicBand features like theme park entry through the power of your iPhone, Apple Watch or other smart device. Guests will be able to create a Disney MagicMobile pass through the My Disney Experience app and add it to their smart device’s digital wallet. It works like magic – most features will be available by just holding up your smart device near an access point, just like you do with a MagicBand.

Park Hopper Passes:

We will be ordering your park hopper passes through our group program. Once those tickets arrive we will scan and email you copies. From there you will be all set to begin scheduling your fast passes for rides.

Planning the Day:

We suggest you download the My Disney Experience app to your phone for ease of planning and tracking dinner reservations, etc. We will have your child(ren) from about 8:00-3:00 every day. During this time we will provide them with a hot breakfast and lunch tickets that are included with the Student Leadership program. This means you get time to enjoy the resort and parks, resort amenities, or shop on your own. The pick up point for the children will be at the Coronado Springs Conference Center.

Questions?

Feel free to reach out to Stephen MacDonald, Senior Director of Programming and Events: stephen@pegasussprings.org.

Quite simply, our goals for education cannot be achieved without the full participation of students.

Watch a video created by BOLT Students from our Winter 2019 BOLT Program: