Karen was determined to be the first person in her family to go to college, but was struggling with her classes, and lacked the guidance and support from her family that so many children receive during their adolescent years.
Fortunately, one of Karen’s teachers recommended the Dreams Realized through Education and Mentoring (DREAM) program at Vista Maria. It was at her first DREAM session that Karen met Lisa, a DREAM mentor. Lisa tutored Karen, helped with her homework, and talked with her about boys, friends, what Karen wanted to study at college, and her future aspirations. Karen finally had the support and motivation she needed to overcome the odds.