Upward Bound students collaborate with Reading Heart June 30

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Upward Bound students collaborate with Reading Heart June 30

Fresno State’s Upward Bound program has begun its summer camp on campus and will help the Reading Heart non-profit book donation organization, founded by Danay Ferguson, sort out books for distribution from 9-11 a.m. Friday, June 30, at Derrell’s Mini Storage (6235 W. Spruce Ave. near Herndon and Hayes avenues). Danay, 9, by organizing book drives now has five storage rooms of donated books that will be sent to children in hospitals and areas with limited access to books. About 76 Upward Bound students, who are from Fresno, McLane, Edison, Madera, Madera South and Roosevelt High Schools, will help sort them out Friday. Upward Bound serves first-generation college bound high school students by providing internship opportunities, academic skill development and counseling support. Students are spending the summer at Fresno State learning how to excel in Math and English Placement exams and learning about colleges and careers, working in different internship sites while residing on campus June 11 – July 21. INFO: Bernardo Reynoso, Upward Bound programs director, at 559.278.2693 or breynoso@mail.fresnostate.edu.