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Summer students recieve food services

Approximately 1,000 students enrolled in special summer programs at California State University, Fresno will benefit from the university’s participation in the California Department of Education Summer Food Services Program.

The students will be served a variety of meals and snacks depending on the program in which they participate.

The first program, Upward Bound Summer Residential Program, directed by Perry Angle, will be held June 14-July 16 for 50 high school students from several districts in the Fresno State service area. The students live in the university residence halls Monday through Friday and are involved in classroom, enrichment and recreational activities. Angle can be reached at 278-2693.

Also benefiting from the food program will be participants in the Elementary Partnership, directed by Steven Watkins June 14-July 9. The program involves 140 students from three local school districts who will be entering middle school in the fall. They have a summer school experience on the university campus and will be provided with lunch in the Residence Dining Facility. Watkins can be reached at 278-2048.

Dr. Donna Pickel will direct the National Youth Sports Program June 14-July 22, involving approximately 450 elementary school age children from the Fresno/Clovis area in a variety of recreational activities in the afternoon. Participants receive a snack and a meal. Dr. Pickel can be reached at 278-2314.

The Mendota Math Scholars Program is June 20-July 8 and the Monterey County Math Scholars Program is June 13-July 8, both under the direction of Raul Moreno. These two programs involve approximately 60 migrant high school students from Mendota and Monterey County, respectively, and provide a residential summer class and enrichment experience. Also under the direction of Moreno is the Migrant Scholars Program, held July 5-16. This commuter program provides summer enrichment programs for gifted migrant students in fourth through sixth grade; approximately 140 students will attend. Moreno can be reached at 278-1787.

The Summer Bridge Program, directed by Maxine McDonald, will be held July 5-24 for 220 freshmen from throughout California who have been admitted to the university for the fall 1999 semester. The students will participate in classroom, orientation and recreational activities. McDonald can be reached at 278-1787.

For further assistance, contact Pam Bishop, the coordinator of the Summer Food Service for Children Program, at 278-5354.

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