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A Summer Enrichment Program Message

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current shelter-in-place order, we unfortunately will not be able to hold our traditional, in-person Summer Enrichment Program this year. With your important feedback and that of our teachers, we looked at every possible option to transform the program into another format that would meet yours and your child’s summer needs. After much deliberation, we have decided we are unable to make such a program work. Therefore, I share with you a message I never imagined having to share: we are cancelling the 2020 PEF Summer Enrichment Program.

Refunds will be issued in full for all registered students. We anticipate this process taking at least 2 weeks to complete. Refunds will be issued in the same method of payment, and in the same amounts (payment plans will post multiple refunds of those amounts).

Like you, we are deeply disappointed. The Pasadena Educational Foundation staff, volunteers, and teachers will miss our students this summer. We will miss seeing their joy at discovery, smiles of friendship, and the laughter in the halls.

Over the course of this summer, PEF will continue our important work to support the students and teachers in the public schools of Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Please know, that we are here for our PUSD families now and will be here for you as we emerge from this crisis.

In the coming weeks you will receive further updates with online resources that we will be creating for students and Summer Youth Leaders. We look forward to seeing you when school resumes in the fall and to having you join us for summer next year.


Patrick Conyers
Executive Director
Pasadena Educational Foundation