Last month our REAP 8th graders were given an unusual opportunity- a field trip to UCLA. However, there was a catch. They had to earn it! Only the top 10 earners at each of the six middle school sites were able to go on the field trip. It was a great motivator to get the 8th graders excited about earning REAP scholarship funds.
On Friday February 19th, the chosen 8th graders and the REAP counselors set out bright and early for the trip to UCLA. While at UCLA they visited the Fowler Museum where they participated in a hands on workshop to learn about emblems and symbols. After lunch the group met up and took a tour of the campus with three REAP alumni who are studying at UCLA. The 8th graders finished off their UCLA visit with a trip to the UCLA Bruin’s store to purchase souvenirs. It was a long day with lots of walking involved, but it was a great success.