Published : Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | 5:03 PM
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 day of summer learning and exploration.
The summer program, in its twelfth year, offers hands-on exploration opportunities to perform, explore, and strategize for students entering grades K-12. Whether they are creating their own art, music, or cartoons, unleashing their inner chefs, mastering new math concepts, or immersed in Spanish or Mandarin language courses, this summer will be an exciting time for students at the PEF Summer Enrichment program.
“With a focus on learning through discovery in a project-based learning environment the PEF Summer Enrichment Program provides a low-cost, high-quality, summer opportunity for our community’s children,” says PEF Executive Director Patrick Conyers. “Thanks to the support from our community partners and donors we are able to provide tuition assistance to more than a third of our students.”
This year the dual language programs have been expanded to two campuses, a multidisciplinary art program and a dance company have been added, and the cutting-edge 3D printing classes are now available on multiple campuses to students in grades 3-12.
For middle school students, Lab Rats science classes, School of Rock, Action Sports, and Robotics are back this year along with many other great classes, including A Day at the Improv, Algebra Prep, and Woodworking.
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 included the return of the popular Graphic Design course that explores the changing trends in the global field of design and incorporates 3D printing.
Classes are offered at Don Benito, McKinley, Madison, Franklin, Roosevelt, and the Pasadena Unified School District(PUSD) Headquarters. The program is open to all students entering kindergarten through 12th grade; residence in the district or attendance in PUSD schools is not required.
For more information go to www.pased.org/summer or call (626) 396-3625.