OUR VISION is a community where all young adults feel valued.

OUR MISSION is to provide a welcoming, youth-centered environment that nurtures self-expression, fosters meaningful community interactions, and builds life skills.

OUR VALUES are:

BELONGING

We create an environment that is safe and welcoming to all – all races; ethnicities; sexual orientations; genders; faiths; political affiliations; physical, emotional and mental states; ages; and social and economic status.

RESPECT

We value all people and strive to meet everyone with acceptance, empathy, and understanding.

EXPRESSION

We promote voices and ideas, empowering exploration, creativity, and expression.

GROWTH

We celebrate the process of discovery, becoming, and acceptance, while strengthening integrity.

HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

We encourage care of our minds, bodies, communities, and the earth around us.

 

Why SLP Nest?

SLP Nest is a place to gather, relax, and interact with peers and community through arts exploration in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment.

 

 

Teens today grow up in formal and organized settings without time or space to learn who they are and how to express themselves with confidence. Little time remains for relaxing and engaging with others. To the extent they do engage with friends, peers or the broader community, it is often through electronic and virtual media rather than in person.

 

Teens of SLP have told us they need more places and ways to pause, play with new ideas, and engage with each other informally. They need time and encouragement to figure out who they are and how they want to be in the world. 

SLP Nest is their space to de-stress

SLP Nest is their space to explore

SLP Nest is their Creative Lab & Lounge

Student Art Submission Request COMING SOON!

SUPPORTED

TOGETHER

THRU ART

 
 

Our Team

SYMONE WILSON  / PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Symone Wilson is a business professional in the music, tech, and marketing scene. With SLP Nest, she's excited by the opportunity to provide outlets for young adults to express themselves and curate their atmospheres.  

AMY ARCAND  / INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Amy Arcand has two decades of nonprofit management experience and specializes in interim executive leadership. Amy is passionate about good governance, community engagement, partnerships and building strong organizational foundations. She has dedicated her career to ensuring that community voices are heard and to helping organizations and groups move their ideas to reality. 

PATRICIA WOMACK / SITE COORDINATOR

Patricia Womack brings her years youth-centered experience and warm energy to SLP Nest. She has a passion for making sure that others can have a space where they can be their fullest selves, a perfect fit with SLP Nest's mission.

Our Board

JULIA SCHMELZER / CHAIR

THOM MILLER / TREASURER

LARA CLEVELAND / SECRETARY

 

SLP NEST ORGANIZATION

SLP NEST Meeting Minutes

Annual Report

Other Org Documents

 

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