NEST (Nutrition and Education in a Safe Environment equals Transformation) operates mobile units – repurposed RVS, park-and-ride buses etc … – and takes them into the communities they serve. There, they provide nutrition and tutoring help in a calm, quiet environment. NEST has approximately 200 volunteers – trained, screened and certified – who work with the students.
“The vans are going to be at locations that have a large number of kids. The vans will move around and park at locations daily with a very visible schedule for everyone to know when and where the vans will be daily,” Wayne Johnson, CNE’s Preschool Director said. The district has provided NEST office space in the professional development/preschool building in Owensville.
NEST is based in Loveland and has been working with students in that district since its founding in 2016.