MISSION & FINANCES
SLP NEST is a place for students to create and explore many of the 40 developmental assets so critical to becoming healthy, contributing adults. St. Louis Park has embraced the developmental assets for decades.
SLP NEST will provide opportunities for cultural competence, planning, decision-making, resistance skills, interpersonal competence, peaceful conflict resolution, personal power, self-esteem, sense of purpose and a positive view of a personal future. It will also be a space for personal growth and development — too rare in our over-scheduled, over-stressed and over-structured lives.
To provide a welcoming, teen-centric space that nurtures individual expression, encourages a diverse community and builds life skills.
SLP Nest began as a group of high school students motivated by the increasing amounts of stress and rising mental health issues among the teens of our community. They recognized there were a limited number of venues for teens to gather in St. Louis Park and no real space for teens to call their own. Inspired by similar projects established in surrounding communities, teen members of SLP Nest created awareness and engaged city leaders as well as residents about the benefits of locating and revitalizing a space for our high school aged youth. Within two years, a space was located, initial funding secured and a 501c3 non-profit was created. SLP Nest is a casual place, where food and drinks are available to everyone in the community with a concentration on teen-centered programs and events. Come hang out, study, exhibit, perform and be part of the community.
FUND DRIVE SUPPORT PACKET:
In our first year of operation 2018–19 school year, SLP Nest secured several funding resources, including grants from corporate sponsors.
We hope the St. Louis Park community takes advantage of this opportunity to support SLP NEST and the youth of our city. We are seeking individual financial donors plus local entrepreneurs who might contribute materials, skills and time for the build out.
One of the best ways to help build SLP NEST is for adults to contact their employers and inquire about grants and in-kind donations. Corporate connections that could fund critical aspects of SLP NEST are greatly valued. We need to secure a second year of expenses to continue — that’s where we need your help.
FIRST YEAR FINANCIAL BREAKDOWN: (click image to download PDF)