A high school diploma opens doors to a future of living outside of poverty. At-risk students that stay in school and graduate are less likely to get involved in drugs, be involved in risky behavior, spend time incarcerated, suffer homelessness, and live an overall healthier life than their peers that don’t complete high school.

Our program is designed to meet students where they are currently, both geographically and academically. We developed a process that can be deployed onsite, using a mobile classroom, to help accomplish the academic goals provided by the local school system. Using this method, we’ve helped hundreds of children living at or below the poverty level.

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Our NEST After-School Program specializes in rural and suburban poverty to help teach basic subject skills and support academic growth. Suburban and rural poverty have unique challenges. Typically, those living in suburban and rural poverty do not have the same access as their urban peers to…

  • Transportation
  • Medical Care
  • Food Programs
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employment Programs

The current suburban and rural district school systems and infrastructure are years behind in dealing with the two-year learning deficit prevalent in low-income suburban households. We’re here to help.

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children at school

Our NEST After-School Program specializes in rural and suburban poverty to help teach basic subject skills and support academic growth. Suburban and rural poverty have unique challenges. Typically, those living in suburban and rural poverty do not have the same access to…

  • Transportation
  • Medical Care
  • Food Programs
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employment Programs

The current suburban and rural district school systems and infrastructure are years behind in dealing with the two-year learning deficit prevalent in low-income suburban households. We’re here to help.

NEST Community Learning Center’s Free After School Homework Help and Targeted Tutoring Program uses NEST’s mobile classroom fleet to bring consistent (Monday-Thursday, every week during the school year) academic assistance to complete homework and critical one-on-one tutoring focusing on academic skill gaps. As in all its programs, NEST supports the “whole child” in its after-school program.

All NEST programing supports its children academically, socially, emotionally, nutritionally, and physically and is precisely designed to meet the needs of our at-risk children during this critical developing time. NEST provides healthy snacks/meals (which include fresh fruit daily), opportunities to engage in physical activities, technology access, school project suppliers, and workable proven programs and strategies to support children in grades K-12 academically. This is brought to their “front door” in our safe mobile classrooms.

We’ve served over 200 children in six-suburban and rural communities.

Our outcomes are great. A multi-year academic gap is never closed in a single year, which is why NEST returns to serve low-income kids with programs all year long. Overall, we see…

  • School attendance drastically increased
  • Very positive teacher/administrator feedback
  • Overwhelmingly social-emotional gains reported by intervention specialists
  • Student confidence increased
  • College/Trade School scholarships gained
  • Former students are moving out of subsidized housing, generally improving their situations and beginning to break the cycle of generational poverty.
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    Our outcomes are great. A multi-year academic gap is never closed in a single year, which is why NEST returns to serve low-income kids with programs all year long. Overall, we see…

    • School attendance drastically increased
    • Very positive teacher/administrator feedback
    • Overwhelmingly social-emotional gains reported by intervention specialists
    • Student confidence increased
    • College/Trade School scholarships gained
    • Students moving out of generational subsidized housing and more

    FAQ’s

    What is the NEST After School Tutoring Program?

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    The NEST After School Tutoring Program is a free, high-quality, and accessible after-school program that provides academic assistance and critical one-on-one tutoring to at-risk children in rural and suburban communities.

    What is the goal of the NEST After School Tutoring Program?

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    The goal of the program is to help at-risk students stay in school, graduate, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty. By providing academic assistance and critical one-on-one tutoring, the program aims to help students achieve their academic goals and prepare for a brighter future.

    What is the target audience for the NEST After School Tutoring Program?

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    The program is designed for at-risk children in rural and suburban communities who may not have access to transportation, food programs, educational assistance, and employment programs.

    What are the benefits of the NEST After School Tutoring Program?

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    The program offers a range of benefits to at-risk students, including academic assistance, critical one-on-one tutoring, healthy snacks/meals, opportunities to engage in physical activities, technology access, school project suppliers, and workable proven programs and strategies to support children in grades K-12 academically.

    How is the NEST After School Tutoring Program different from other after-school programs?

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    The program is unique in that it uses a mobile classroom fleet to bring academic assistance and critical one-on-one tutoring to the front doors of at-risk children in rural and suburban communities. Additionally, the program supports the “whole child” by providing social, emotional, nutritional, and physical support.

    What are the outcomes of the NEST After School Tutoring Program?

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    The program has seen significant positive outcomes, including increased school attendance, positive teacher/administrator feedback, overwhelmingly social-emotional gains reported by intervention specialists, increased student confidence, and college/trade school scholarships gained.

    How many children has the NEST After School Tutoring Program served?

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    The program has served over 200 children in six suburban and rural communities.

    How does the NEST After School Tutoring Program measure success?

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    The program measures success by tracking academic progress and improvement, increased school attendance, positive teacher/administrator feedback, overwhelmingly social-emotional gains reported by intervention specialists, increased student confidence, and college/trade school scholarships gained.