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Friday, June 14, 2024

Princeton-Blairstown Center Welcomes Handy Pierre as New Program Manager

PRESS RELEASE: The Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) is pleased to welcome Handy Pierre as the new Program Manager. Pierre is no stranger to PBC having previously served in the roles of Facilitator in 2019 and then Senior Facilitator and Summer Bridge Coordinator in 2021. Pierre brings exceptional facilitation skills and a strong client service focus to PBC as well as a powerful commitment to the mission and strategic goals.

Pierre is a 2017 graduate of St. John’s University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. Prior to joining the PBC team, he worked in sales and hospitality roles where he developed skills in developing relationships with clients. Outside of his professional work, Pierre enjoys creating and listening to music, playing videogames, and basketball.

In his youth, Pierre was a participant at the Princeton-Blairstown Center. His experiences are what interested him in joining the PBC team in 2019. He has fond memories of rappelling down the dam at PBC and of overcoming his fears on the super zipline. He has created positive experiences like his own for many other students in his previous PBC positions. Now, Pierre is excited to develop programs, work closely with PBC’s partners, earn his ACCT II certification, and view PBC through a new lens.

Pierre will work to coordinate and facilitate visiting groups, supervise summer and seasonal staff, and contribute to the ongoing expansion and refinement of PBC’s experiential and environmental education curricula. Pam Gregory, President and CEO of the Center, said “We are very excited to welcome Handy Pierre to the Program Manager position. We expect him to continue to grow and excel in this role. His expertise in facilitating groups, building relationships with clients, and connection to PBC will prove invaluable to our mission.”

About the Princeton-Blairstown Center

Princeton-Blairstown Center serves young people, primarily from historically marginalized communities, by nurturing their social-emotional skills through experiential, environmental, and adventure-based programming. Developing these skills enables our participants to engage in self-discovery and transform their communities to create a more just world.