Welcome to the nest academy
Where we educate, empower, and enrich Charlotte’s refugee, immigrant, underprivileged and at-risk children to become first-generation graduates.
A trauma-informed, holistic approach to education, addressing the whole child: educationally, emotionally, socially, nutritionally, and experientially to help them become Whole Healthy Youth for tomorrow.
At the nest
we are Bridging the Opportunity Gap
Championing for the birthright of every child to have access to quality education, acceptance, and hope
restoring dignity for each child to be known, loved, seen, and understood.
Restoring Dignity, Honoring Culture and Redeeming Stories
Our students come from all over the world and now call East Charlotte home. We understand that diversity is what makes our city so special. Honoring diversity is vital to strengthening our community. Our students and their families’ cultural and ethnic diversity is honored and celebrated at The Nest.
Every child has the right to be seen, heard, understood and belong. When children feel a sense of belonging in a safe, inclusive, and loving community, they have the freedom to live their true and authentic selves.
At The Nest, we have seen how greatly a loving support system deeply affect student success.
We believe that respect is essential in building the relationship necessary to educate a child. When in an authentic, safe environment students’ sense of confidence, security and trust grow, fostering the power to teach and for them to learn. We model and encourage respect, trust and acceptance and honor.
We believe that true learning is a liberatory practice. We encourage curiosity, connection, and foster an appreciation and love of learning in all our students. We are actively filling in the educational gaps of our students.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life
BY what we give.” -Winston Churchill.
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“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” Elizabeth Andrews