STORIES

Hear how our teen members create paths that work for them


  • Sam enjoying class
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    Current Princeton Teen
    Sam found it hard to concentrate in school because his interests weren’t represented. Now, he is pursuing his love of music production through his own deejaying business, as well as exploring his interests in business and horticulture.
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  • Jacob playing guitar
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    Current Princeton Teen
    Jacob was fine in school, but wanted more. He lives for music - playing, writing, listening. Jacob’s used the freedom at PLC to learn a handful of instruments, join a band and record an EP.
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  • Nathaniel
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    Alumni, Princeton 2013-2017
    In school Nathaniel felt constant pressure to perform, to be perfect. At PLC, he pursued his passions out of authentic desire and curiosity.
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  • Sara
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    Alumni, Princeton 2015-2016
    Sara found it difficult to make it through a full school day. At PLC, she was a cheerful, enthusiastic leader of the community.
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  • Konstantin
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    Alumni, Princeton 2013-2016
    At PLC, Konstantin had the freedom and flexibility to develop his strengths in filmmaking instead of spending all his time and energy on his weaknesses.
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  • Isabella
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    Alumni, Princeton 2015-2016
    In school, Isabella was frustrated she couldn’t study math at a higher level. PLC gave her time and freedom to pursue math and other passions.
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  • KC
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    Alumni, Princeton 2012-2015
    KC felt silenced and stifled in school. At PLC she laughed again and led us in ways big and small.
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  • Ashlin
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    Alumni, Princeton 2013-2014
    In school, Ashlin felt disconnected from her peers. Her confidence returned at PLC where she found a welcoming community and work she cared about.
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  • Cammy
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    Alumni, Princeton 2012-2014
    Cammy battled anxiety over homework and deadlines. With PLC she could pursue her passions on her own terms.
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  • Ben
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    Alumni, Princeton 2010-2015
    Ben loved computers and electronics and wasn't getting enough in school. At PLC his interests connected him to the wider world.
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