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Our Work: In the Classroom

PEF Powers SMMS Robotics Field Trip to Caltech

Sierra Madre Middle School Robotics students attended the 38th annual ME72 robotics competition on Beckman Mall at Caltech . The event is the culmination of a mechanical engineering course in which teams design and build robots to compete for the high score in a challenging course. PEF has sponsored this…...

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Transforming Education Through Nature: A Glimpse of Beauty at Jackson Dual Language Magnet Academy

PEF recently hosted our Summer Enrichment Program at the Jackson Dual Language Magnet Academy campus. If you haven’t seen the campus recently you are in for a surprise—the outdoor areas have been transformed into a vibrant and eco-friendly space that promotes both learning and environmental stewardship....

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College Champions: A Summer Partnership with CAP

Pasadena Educational Foundation is proud of its partnership with College Access Plan this summer with the 3-week youth leadership pilot class, College Champions. 13 students had the opportunity to learn about the different college options, hear from the college experience of CAP advisors, and get a head start on their…...

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2023 Youth Leaders & Interns – Thank You

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the remarkable group of over 100 high school and college students who enthusiastically joined us this summer in support of our 2023 Summer Enrichment Program. Together they collectively served thousands of hours of volunteer time in support of public education. Their commitment and generosity…...

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App Academy Students Win Grand Prize for Games for Change Student Challenge

Pasadena High School’s App Academy is thrilled to announce that their talented students have been awarded the Grand Prize in the Games for Change Student Challenge. The students’ outstanding achievement in game design has earned them a $10,000 scholarship for their game, “Buddy System.” The Games for Change Student Challenge…...

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Summer Career Exploration Classes at PEF

PEF’s high school summer classes give students a chance to explore career paths, learn new skills, prepare for college, share their talents, and have fun. Most classes last just a few weeks, and offer a deep dive into a particular topic. Classes are taught by industry professionals from ArtCenter College…...

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Enjoy Our Summer Virtual Open Houses!

Wow-the last 5-weeks of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program sure did fly by! The 19th year of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program might was filled with opportunities to create, grow, and connect in energetic and engaging ways. While we couldn’t have our families on campus for Open House again this…...

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Thank You 2022 Youth Leaders & Interns

Thank you to the more than 130 high school and college students who joined us this summer to assist teachers and students in our 2022 Summer Enrichment Program. All volunteered an incredible amount of personal time this summer, collectively serving over 9,000 thousand hours of volunteer time in support of…...

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Time is Flying By this Summer

We are having a blast! Hard to believe we are already half way through our PEF Summer Enrichment Program – time is just flying by. On six campuses throughout PUSD, we are having fun while exercising our creativity, our muscles, and our brains. Watch some of the summer fun here…...

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