Program gives kids downtown history lesson

Students received a history lesson in downtown Fresno on Friday as part of an enrichment program designed to keep their brains sharp and bodies fit during the summer.

The five-week Central Enrichment Summer Adventures program, which offers free experimental learning environments to area youths, began June 14 and engages 350 fifth- through eighth-graders.

The program is one of five statewide pilot programs for underserved youths and is designed to prevent learning loss and weight gain among youngsters during the summer.