Field Trips Offer Students
One important arm of the Jeopardy program is the wide variety of field
trips scheduled. The trips are randomly planned depending upon the level
of interest of the students and the availability of funds.
The weekly excursions vary widely. Trips to the beach, mountains, lakes
or rivers are taken, as well as outings to swimming pools, museums, movie
theaters and eye-opening destinations such as jails or prisons. Participants
are also taken to other Jeopardy locations to play soccer, basketball,
flag football or to spar.
“These trips are beneficial to the students in all kinds of ways,” says
Officer Efrain Zepeda, who works full-time with the Van Nuys Jeopardy.
“Most of these kids have never even left the city in which they live.
These field trips provide the kids with a chance to experience something
Kids who participate in the trips are escorted by Jeopardy officers,
and the students provide their own lunches. Transportation is provided
in Los Angeles Police Department vehicles, including a van dedicated
for use by Jeopardy.
“Field trips are fun and exciting, and it’s cool
to go with Officer Zepeda when he takes us,” says Angel, one enthusiastic
Germain, another participant, says, “The field
trips are awesome and cool!”
Click the link below to see pictures from
the last field trip:
JUNE 14, 2007: CALIPATRIA PRISON