Pasadena Educational Foundation Launches At Home Edition of its Popular Summer Enrichment Program

Featuring Free Weekly Video Lessons and Activities
Published on Jun 17, 2020

In its 17th year of offering fun summer learning opportunities, the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) launched the PEF Summer Enrichment Program | At Home Edition with a new format to reach students at home at

The At Home Edition is offered online this year for students PreK-12th grade, and includes hands-on video lessons from some of the most popular classes, summer learning tips, volunteer opportunities for high school students to earn service hours, and links to partner resources. Registration is not required and participation is free. The program has kept the original dates of June 8 – July 10, debuting new video lessons and resources each week. Videos are 5-10 minutes long and include downloadable lesson plans. Videos can be watched at any time throughout the summer.

PEF additionally launched a companion weekly Summer Times Newsletter that comes out every Monday (through July 6) to share the latest video lessons and more summer learning activities. Anyone can sign up to receive the Summer Times weekly updates here.

1,000 learning supply kits were created to meet the needs of the diverse student community and distributed to low-income families at several Grab & Go Meal sites. Paper lesson plans were offered in two languages for households that may not have access to the internet. All lessons were developed to use basic supplies that families could find at home or from the learning supply kits.

The PEF Summer Enrichment Program | At Home Edition is made possible with support from California Arts Council, Capital Group Companies Foundation, The Green Foundation, Helen and Will Webster Foundation, Pasadena Community Foundation, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation, and generous donations from community members.

Video Lessons include:

Grades PreK – 1

• Kinderdance with Joanna Collins
• Introductions to Kindergarten & 1st Grade with Jennifer Mably

Grades 2 – 5

• Scientastic Fun with Becky Bickel
• Storytelling with Erin Musick
• Innovation Club with Dany Richey
• Visual Arts with Meriel Stern
• Yoga & Mindfulness with Kelly Wood
• Cooking with Ann Stuart

Grades 6 – 8

• 3D Printing with Matthew Brooks
• Robotics with Ravi Dev
• Visual Art with Teresa Flores
• Musical Theater with Emily Clark

Grades 9-12

• Musical Theater with Emily Clark
• Visual Art with Atilio Pernisco
• Senior Defense Portfolio Prep with Leslie Stotler

For more information, visit Pasadena Educational Foundation Summer Enrichment Program | At Home Edition at

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About Pasadena Educational Foundation

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.

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