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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 through a faith based,  private school.

 A trauma informed, holistic approach to education, addressing the whole child: educationally,  emotionally, socially, nutritionally and experientially .   

 

Our why

 

12 Year Anniversary Charity Cocktail Reception

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  -Winston Churchill.

At the Nest 

we are Bridging the Opportunity Gap

Investing in tomorrow’s Leaders for a legacy of change

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 

Instilling Faith, Virtue and Knowledge

Classroom Tutors & Aides

 At The Nest Academy, we are actively filling in the educational gaps of our students. Our teachers welcome tutors and classroom aides as they strive to educate students and prepare them to advance to the next grade! We have a number of opportunities for men and women to serve in the classroom during the school day from 8:30-11:45 am and 12:30-2:00 pm. We would love your help to make our efforts go even further! You can help us educate and empower our students and make a big difference in our students educational success.

 

Lunch Buddies

It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child.  At The Nest, we have seen how greatly a loving support system deeply affect student success.  Commit to lunch with a student 1 day a month, or often as you would like and make a big difference and help to transform a child’s life. We’ll pair you with a student for as long as you are able to join us. You can bring your lunch,  listening ear, a smile and support a student! 

Weekly Chapel

We take great pride in the faith, virtue and knowledge our students gain at The Nest.  Our students know the we love because we were first loved.  Gaining the biblical wisdom, knowledge and truth necessary to build character, encourage service and love and acceptance of all are vital components of shaping our students hearts.  Weekly chapel allows time to refocus and recharge so our students are strengthened to step back into their,  often times very difficult worlds, with hope.  

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Our Blog

Student Spotlight: Tinh Rolan

Student Spotlight: Tinh Rolan

Meet Tinh Rolan! Tinh's family is from Vietnam, he is in 5th grade, and this is his third year at The Nest Academy! His favorite parts about coming to school at the Academy are learning and having fun, especially in gym class and recess! However, his least favorite...

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Student Spotlight: Iba Soumare

Student Spotlight: Iba Soumare

Meet Iba Soumare! Iba is in the 8th grade and this is his first year at The Nest Academy! Iba loves playing soccer (his favorite position is attacking mid), drawing, and playing video games (especially Fortnite)! At his old school, Iba says there was too much...

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DrumStrong: Drumming to Beat Cancer!

DrumStrong: Drumming to Beat Cancer!

Welcome DrumStrong, the newest member of our Nest family! The past couple of Fridays, DrumStrong has visited the Academy to teach the students about rhythm and the healing power of music! The organization was founded to raise awareness and funds in support of cancer...

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Student Spotlight: Mathú Rochom

Student Spotlight: Mathú Rochom

Meet Mathú Rochom! This is Mathú's second year at The Nest Academy and he is in eighth grade this year. At his old school, Mathú struggled to keep up because of large class sizes; he was often distracted by other students who were off task and, when he needed more...

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Student Spotlight: Mema Rucia

Student Spotlight: Mema Rucia

Meet Mema! This is Mema's second year at The Nest Academy and she has captured the hearts of everyone here! At her previous school, Mema struggled because she couldn't speak English very well and didn't know how to read. She was often bullied because of those things...

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Student Spotlight: Bosco Nzabara

Student Spotlight: Bosco Nzabara

Meet Bosco! Bosco is a fourth grader and this is his first year as a student at The Nest Academy! He is the youngest out of four children and his family is from Uganda. Before coming to the Academy, Bosco says that school was mostly good, but here "everything is...

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