Jon Lambert, the owner of the Princeton Record Exchange, will be recognized at the Princeton Learning Cooperative’s celebration of self-directed learning on April 29.
Lambert will receive the self-directed learning award, which is given to community members who took an independent educational path and have gone on to be successful.
“Jon’s life reflects the creativity, vision and hard work that self-directed learning embodies. We’re thrilled to have Jon share his story at this year’s celebration,” Princeton Learning Cooperative co-founder Joel Hammon said.
The Princeton Record Exchange has been recognized as one of the best music stores in America by Rolling Stone magazine, CNN, Time magazine and numerous other publications. Before Lambert became the owner of the store he was the manager for many years.
“It is an honor to be singled out for this award by The Learning Cooperatives. There were many challenges travelling down a non-traditional path, and I am happy, if a little surprised, to have succeeded as well as I have,” Lambert said. “I have great empathy for those starting out on their own personal journeys, so it is my hope that sharing some of the principles that guided me will help them as well.”
The event is being held at D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center at One Preservation Place in Princeton from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 29 and is free and open to the public. Teens, parents and Princeton Learning Cooperative staff members will share their stories. There will also be live music. Food and drinks will be donated by Small World Coffee, Lillipies, The Bent Spoon, McCaffrey’s, Nomad Pizza, and others. Event sponsors include Classical Pilates, Kenney, Chase and Costa, Shibumi Farm, and Pinneo Construction.
For more information or to reserve a free ticket, visit www.learningcooperatives.org.