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Today: Institute for Educational Advancement’s Summer Spotlight Opens Barder House to Community

The annual event celebrates gifted youth and kicks off IEA’s anniversary year

Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 12:34 pm

On June 23, the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is holding its annual Summer Spotlight event at the historic Barder House in Pasadena. The event is a free, family-friendly community celebration where attendees can learn more about IEA’s gifted education programs, meet teachers, win prizes, and participate in fun activities. This year’s Summer Spotlight also kicks off a year-long recognition of key IEA milestones: 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, and 2023 will be the 25th anniversary of IEA itself.

“IEA is looking forward to celebrating our community at the 2022 Summer Spotlight!” said Elizabeth Jones, President and Co-Founder of IEA. “This event is an excellent opportunity to support gifted youth in our area as well as introduce IEA programs and services to folks interested in learning more about the unique needs of advanced learners and ways to meet those needs. This year’s spotlight is particularly important as it begins a year of recognizing important milestones. We hope to see you on the 23th!”

Summer Spotlight will be held at 569 South Marengo Avenue in Pasadena on June 23 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Attendees will be able to meet instructors and staff members, watch educational demonstrations, participate in arts and crafts activities, enjoy food and beverages, win a prize and bid on items in support of gifted education programs. Reservations are limited and RSVP is required at

For more information about IEA programs and services, visit

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