I am a coordinator for the UC Irvine Criminology Outreach Program (COP). I along with 8 other UCI students go out every Friday to a middle school in Costa Mesa and teach 125 8th grade students our the Criminal Justice System. Last week we had the incredible honor of having Sergeant Acuna be our guest speaker! We were so very happy to have him speak about his experiences in law enforcement to our students. He did such an amazing job at keeping the students engaged, asking questions, and overall giving them motivation and encouragement to continue to do well in school and go towards the path of higher education! I have been a part of COP for 3 years, but this was the first time that we had a guest speaker come talk to our students. I hope that in the future there will be more opportunities for partnerships with the UC Irvine police department to do outreach with the youth. I'm happy that our students got to have such a positive experience with Law Enforcement by having Sergeant Acuna at the school last Friday. Again, thank you for allowing for this wonderful experience to take place for our students.