Welcome to Our SummerWorks Portal
Thank you for your interest in working with us this summer!
Each summer we serve hundreds of students at each of our multiple campuses across Pasadena. The success of this program is due in part to the wonderful, dedicated staff we work with each summer. Every staff person plays a critical role in the program, and we expect that you will provide a safe, fun, engaging, and high-quality experience for the students.
We are proud to offer a high-quality, low-cost option for summer learning in our community. This summer marks our 15th year, and we have made many great changes to meet the needs we heard from the community. The program this year is offered from June 11 – July 12. There are new hours, with pre-care starting at 8:00 am, and the main program running from 9:00 am – 1:15 pm. Interested applicants should have prior experience in the role they are applying, and value the role of education in a young person’s life.
We look forward to receiving your application.
“Our family has participated in PEF two years in a row now.
The teachers are top notch and work really hard to make it fun and engaging.”
Kindergarten – 1st Grade
All elementary sites host the self-contained Introduction to Kindergarten and Introduction to First Grade classes for incoming Kindergarten and first grade students (K-1). These classes are a fun introduction to school and a great way for young learners to stay engaged over the summer. Classes will run the full 3 blocks from 8-12pm with one teacher.
For students grades 2-8, there is a variety of fun-filled learning and enrichment opportunities. Students chose 3 blocks of classes.
We are working on some new and wonderful classes for high schoolers for this summer. Check back again or sign up for email to see what’s new. High schoolers have a number of prep classes to choose from that prepare student for college.
High School & College Volunteer Opportunities
High school and college students in our Summer Volunteer Program develop the skills of Leadership, Mentorship and Scholarship while working with younger students and alongside teachers. Learn More
What They Are Saying
Coming Back!“Absolutely coming back. I love having a morning-only program for the kids, where they can learn, but have a choice of fun, different interesting classes and the new afternoon option is fantastic for us working parents.”Sharon L.
So Much Fun!“She has so much fun and it keeps her brain working over the summer. We love the mix of fun and academic skill building, that they get to try three different things rather than a single focus, and the whole program is offered at a great price. Absolutely will come again next year.”James K.
The mix of classes is exciting!My daughter gets bored during the summer and there were so many fun options. She's already planning what classes she would like to take next year.”Marianne V.
Did you know?
We partnered with some of your favorite local organizations to offer some unique classes this year!
These classes range from art, golf, tennis, to parent engagement. Partners include: Alliance Française de Pasadena, College Access Plan (CAP), Lineage Dance Company, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena Education Network, Pasadena Tennis Association, PUSD- College and Career Pathways, and the Sierra Madre Playhouse.
The PEF Summer Enrichment program is made possible with the support of our community partners, foundations, and donor contributions. With their vital support we are able to provide a vibrant and affordable summer program for the students in our community. We are grateful for their support.