Media Contact:                       
  Monica Lopez                          
June 17, 2016
More than 1,400 students show up for the first day of the 5-week program.
PASADENA, CA - Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) Summer Enrichment Program is off to a great start with more than 1,400 students showing up for their first fun-filled week of summer learning and exploration.
The summer program, in its thirteenth year, offers hands-on exploration opportunities to perform, explore, create, and strategize for students entering grades K-12. Students choose from 100 exceptional classes held on multiple Pasadena-area campuses.
Each campus offers unique course offerings such as:
  • Don Benito Fundamental (K-6) has added classes like Snappy Circuits, Global Arts Studio, and Mandarin Immersion Science Discovery.
  • San Rafael Elementary (K-6) has expanded Spanish Dual Language offerings, with new classes like Creative Cooking and Coding 101.
  • Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet Academy (K-6) offers a LEARNs partnership program and a Dual Language Spanish program.
  • McKinley School of the Arts (K-8) features Woodworking, Ukulele, Marketing in 3D, A Day at the Improv, and a pre-law class Objection, Your Honor.
At the high school level, in partnership with College Access Plan (CAP), students are enrolled in SAT/ACT prep classes that help students prepare for the college application season and include workshops on choosing colleges, scholarships, and personal statements. Additional course offerings include the return of the popular Graphic Design course that explores the changing trends in the global field of design and incorporates 3D printing.
The five-week program runs from June 13 - July 14 and is open to all students entering kindergarten through 12th grade; residence in the district or attendance in PUSD schools is not required.
Support from community partners and donors help the foundation provide this low-cost, high-quality, summer opportunity and provides tuition assistance to more than a third of the programs students.
For more information go to: or call 626-396-3625


Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education, engages the community, and develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) student.

Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs they support, PEF is dedicated to creating a better future for the public school students of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre.