May 5, 2018, 2-4pm
D&R Greenway Johnson Education Center,
Princeton, NJ

Each spring, we host a celebration to recognize and reflect on what it means to self-direct one’s own education. We invite a variety of teens, parents, volunteers, and board members to speak on what self-direction means to them, and we recognize one person from our larger community who we feel exemplifies a self-directed life.

At the 2018 celebration we will be honoring Princeton Choose founders Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo with the Self-Directed Learning Award. As a self-directed project while still in high school, Priya and Winona created The Classroom Index,
a K-12 educator resource for racial literacy. They are currently touring all 50 states, talking about their project and gathering stories about people's experiences with race for their next book, The Race Index.

We encourage all to attend, and to consider making a donation to support our centers which make self-directed learning a viable option for teens.

Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo, recipients of 2018 Self-Directed Learning Award Image

Free Food and Drinks Provided By:

Desserts provided by LilliPies Pizza provided by Nomad Pizza Ice cream provided by The Bent Spoon Cheese and vegetable trays provided by McCaffrey's Food Markets

Our Generous Sponsors:

Event sponsored by KTR Associates, Lighting Representatives Event Sponsored by Christi McDade Classical Pilates Event sponsored by Kenny, Chase & Costa Event sponsored by Law Office of Sue G. Roy, Immigration and Naturalization Event sponsored by Lear and Pannepacker, LLP, Certified Public Accountants Event sponsored by Northfield Bank Event sponsored by Pinneo Construction Event sponsored by Penn Community Bank Event sponsored by Mercadien Asset Management

Past Awardees

2017: Jon Lambert, owner, Princeton Record Exchange

2016: Nikhil Goyal, author, Schools on Trial and One Size Does Not Fit All

2015: Tyler Christiansen, naturalist in the documentary Field Biologist

2013: KL Moscato, ballerina with American Repertory Ballet

2012: Skylar Bird, founder of Blue Moose Cafe, in New Hope, PA