Why NEST is Different and Why it Works!


NEST's unique program is taking the services needed for at-risk children directly to them and providing it in their own “backyard." Through its innovative MOBILE CLASSROOM, NEST delivers its after school program, Early Learners Program, and its Summer "Lunch, Learn, & Play" program and has become a visible, long-term, trusted partner in the lives of those in need.

NEST collaborates with the district school system, its teachers, administrators, and specialists to extend their academic reach beyond the classroom walls.


The relationship between poverty and education shows in the students’ levels of cognitive readiness. The physical and social-emotional factor of living in poverty have a detrimental effect on students’ cognitive performance.
— "How does poverty affect education?" April 10, 2017 Lousiana State University