from an alumnus about helping young Princetonians
September 10, 2002
In the summer of 1961 I worked as an apprentice welder in western France
under the auspices of Professor Louis Sullivan and the French department.
The fruits of that remarkable opportunity continue to feed me four decades
later. What a gift it was!
Working through the university's Teacher Prep Program and Student Volunteers
Council, I repay my debt by employing Princeton undergraduates and alumni
as summer and year-round interns at Eagle Rock School. To date more than
a dozen talented and hard-working Princetonians have contributed to the
growth of culture and community at our nine-year old school, and all affirm
significant personal and professional growth through their internships.
I urge other alumni who are not already doing so to consider how they
might provide uncommon experiences for young Princetonians.
Robert Burkhardt '62
Head of School
Eagle Rock School
Estes Park, Colorado