APRIL 23, 2001

CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu



National Youth Sports Program offered again at CSUB


California State University, Bakersfield will be the Kern County headquarters for the National Youth Sports Program for the ninth year. This program will provide no-cost sports activities and an educational enrichment program for 250 youths, ages 10-16 from families with low income. Participating school districts are Arvin, Bakersfield City, and Wasco Union school districts.

The program is supported by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CSUB and companies and agencies within the Bakersfield community. CSUB administration and qualified public school professionals will conduct the National Youth Sports Program for 25 days starting June 15 and ending July 20. The daily hours are from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

CSUB announces the sponsorship of the summer food service program. Breakfast (8-8:20 a.m.) and a hot lunch (12:35-1:10 p.m.) will be made available to all eligible enrolled children under 19 years of age without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. Children who are members of households receiving food stamps or benefits from a food distribution program on an Indian reservation, or are recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. Children from households with incomes at or below income eligibility guidelines listed below are also eligible for free meal benefits. In the operation of child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin, age, or disability. Any persons who believe they have been discriminated against should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250. Meals will be provided at CSUB, 9001 Stockdale Highway, in the cafeteria daily.

2001 Income Eligibility Guidelines

(Effective July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001)

 Family Size  Annual Income
 1  $15,448
 2  $20,813
 3  $26,178
 4  31,543
 5  36,908
 6  42,273
 7  47,638
 8  53,003
 For each additional person add: +$5,365

Transportation for elementary grade students will be provided by their participating school districts.

A required medical examination will be given at no cost to the participants.

For more information, please call Sheryl Santos, dean of the CSUB School of Education and project administrator, at 661/664-2219.


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