In response to the deep racial, socioeconomic, and educational inequities of our broader society, the Princeton-Blairstown Center delivers experiential and adventure-based programming, first and foremost to underserved urban youth, that opens all participants to expanded possibilities for themselves in relationship to their world and their futures.
Positive Outcomes found by Princeton University Professors on PBC Programming
Excerpted summary from Nov, 2011 preliminary report by CAAS - Trenton Public School Study
The findings from a study by Dr. Angel Harris (Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies) and Dr. Noliwe Rooks (Associate Director, Center for African American Studies. Lecturer in the Center for African American Studies) show significant positive outcomes on Language Arts and Math test scores for the sixth grade students who participated in PBC’s in-school program. A summary of the findings can be found on Page 9 the Spring 2012 Outlook. Here is a link to the full report.
Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) is a supporting organization of Princeton University that helps urban young people through transformative experiential education programs to achieve the new standards for high school graduation and succeed in their lives after high school. We offer unique experiences to meet specific goals of individual groups, with a focus on social and emotional learning, that includes leadership skills, team building skills, communication skills and conflict resolution skills - identified as necessary for success in the 21st century.
Through adventure-based education in our partner schools, at our Blairstown campus, on Princeton University's campus and in the communities of metropolitan NJ, Princeton-Blairstown Center provides the tools for middle and high school students to define themselves and their aspirations for success.
As you navigate our website, you will learn about the exciting programs we offer and how you can get involved. Please feel free to contact me or any member of the PBC staff with any questions you might have.
Newark partner middle school students reflect on lessons they have learned through a group activity.
PBC staff facilitate teamwork activities with Bobby Campbell Lacrosse team on the Katzenbach School grounds.
"PBC is doing an excellent job providing our students with an opportunity to explore themselves as learners and as emerging adults -- in developing and instilling self-confidence, critical thinking, perseverance and resilience. These skills are often hard to come by in their urban lives." - Head of New York City public school partner
“I never knew there were so many stars up there. Now I wonder what else is out there that I don’t know about.” - Camden 9th grader on his first night walk at Blairstown.