SLP NEST is closed.

Letter to our supporters:

Dear Friends of SLP Nest,

We hope this letter finds you well and enjoying the last of summer and the start of fall—despite the challenges.

As you know, the global pandemic has changed the landscape of in-person interactions and gatherings for the past six months and likely well into the future. These conditions conflict with the heart of our SLP Nest mission, which is to nurture in-person interactions by and for students. Additionally, in this coronavirus environment, scaling up the human and financial resources needed to run a robust operation has become an even bigger challenge. 

That’s why we’re heartbroken to announce that SLP Nest closed permanently on August 31.


For all you’ve done to support the Nest, for believing in our vision and for helping to make it a reality—we thank you, our donors and supporters, civic organizations and local grant agencies. Your support has made a difference in the lives of young people in our community. We’re pleased and proud that so many people have had positive experiences in this special place. We’re grateful for what we’ve accomplished over the last two years and inspired every day by the young people of SLP who teach, learn, and create in our space. Thanks to you, numerous teens were able to:


  • Showcase their music, art, and other talents via concerts, art exhibitions, and open mic events

  • Offer and participate in artistic, expressive, self-exploration, mental wellness and de-stress activities 

  • Host and participate in student-driven conversation forums on race and the environment

  • Rest and relax in our safe gathering space 

  • Enjoy coffee and tasty snacks at teen-friendly prices

Our staff were paid through the end of August, we are now tending to the closing of accounts and dissolving the organization, we will donate any remaining funds to St. Louis Park nonprofits whose missions overlap with that of SLP Nest.


Once again, we thank you for your support.



Julia Schmelzer

Board Chair

Thom Miller

Board Treasurer

Lara Cleveland

Board Secretary


We loved our time with you!


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