My youngest son goes to school in one of the lowest poverty areas of Los Angeles. Our little town has only two elementary schools and because of budget issues they had to shut down one, cramming all the children from both schools into one. One of the first things that seems to also but cut out is funding for field trips. My youngest daughter did not get to go on one field trip this year. Just last week I got to accompany my son on his one and only field trip of the year. I find it so true that learning comes so much easier when you engage in an hands-on experience. I for one am not one to sit and listen to someone talk - being able to experience first hand is so much more fascinating and quicker to absorb.
"Field Trips For All" is the first effort from the Lunchables teams new initiative called Project Potential. Aimed at empowering kids with opportunities to help them reach their full potential, Project Potential will award enriching experiences kids might otherwise not have.
The Lunchables Field Trips For All program will provide educational and inspiring field trips to 50 deserving classrooms in an effort to help kids unlock their imaginations and realize their full potential. Deserving classrooms will be selected from nominations submitted online at lunchables.com through June 1st.
Today pop star Kevin Jonas is helping to kick off the Lunchables "Field Trips For All" program here in Los Angeles at the National History Museum of Los Angeles County. Kevin Jonas will accompany a group of 2ND grade students from Manhattan Place Elementary School. We are lucky enough to have an opportunity to tag along will bring back some footage to share with you all! In the mean time I hope you will take just five minutes to head on over to lunchables.com and nominate a classroom. Even if you don't have any children or your children are older, call up a local school and get the information needed.....you will be giving the children an opportunity to enhance their learning!!