Ileana, an 8th grader at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Lynn, participated in Dream MORE during the school year and the summer. They are especially interested in the social justice curriculum, and impressed that LEAP and the program accepts and includes members of the LGBTQ community. They credit Dream MORE with helping them learn more about acceptance, getting to know more people and feeling comfortable speaking out more. Ileana’s interests are helping shape their future plans, which right now a career as a police officer—or an actor.