Lunch, Learn & Play Summer Program

During the summer months, NEST Community Learning Center operates its free Lunch, Learn & Play Program daily for 8 weeks in the same low-income neighborhoods it serves during the school year.  The program runs for two hours each week day and delivers a healthy lunch.  NEST also provides organized "day camp" type fun, games to maximize physical activity, library visits, book giveaways, and academic bridge activities to help minimize academic skill loss.  Being engaged with our at-risk students all year round is especially important in maintaining that relationship piece that is so critical to NEST's continued success in the community.   


Exercise directly impacts the behavior and development of the brain.
— Charles Basch, Columbia University