Karla, a 7th grader at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Lynn, solves problems, and Dream MORE has helped her lose her shyness, meet more people, and defend herself and others if people say mean things. The program has given her many opportunities to improve her English, and has helped Karla communicate better with her teachers. She is interested in history, particularly learning about how people had hard times in the past. Karla plans to put her talents in solving problems and communicating to good use in the future—as an immigration lawyer or as a city mayor.