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Enhancing the Richmond Community for Young Adults with Special Needs

Nest Academy is filling a much needed void in the special needs community for adults with complex needs. While there are many programs that support adults with disabilities that are higher functioning, there are little to no programs for those with complex disabilities due to physical and cognitive impairments. Nest students typically require one-on-one assistance for every aspect of daily living and are often medically fragile.

 

What We Do

We offer educational classes, art, music and field trip opportunities in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. We also provide meaningful socialization opportunities that our students would not otherwise have.

Upcoming Events

 

Come join us and experience some of our classes or fieldtrips and see what we have to offer.   

  • Summer Classes
    Tue, Jul 05
    Salem Baptist Church
    Jul 05, 10:30 AM – Aug 19, 12:00 PM
    Salem Baptist Church, 465 Broad St Rd, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103, USA
    Nest Summer semester runs from July 5th thru August 19th. Classes are from 10:30am-12pm Tuesday-Thursday at Salem Baptist Church.
  • 2nd Annual Golf Tournament
    Fri, Sep 09
    Hollows Golf Course
    Sep 09, 12:00 PM
    Hollows Golf Course, 14501 Greenwood Church Rd, Montpelier, VA 23192, USA
    Join us September 9th at 12PM at Hollows Golf Course! Sponsorship opportunities are available.
  • RVA Big Market
    Saturday, September 10th and 24th and Octob
    South of the James Farmer's Market
    Saturday, September 10th and 24th and Octob
    South of the James Farmer's Market, 4021 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225, USA
    Come see us at the RVA Big Market Saturday, September 10th and 24th and October 1st from 10AM - 1PM. We are also looking for volunteers for each of these dates. Email us here if you can help!

Support the Nest Family

 
 
 
 
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Upcycled Tote Program

Cookies are to Girl Scouts as Totes are to Nest.  Nest has developed this Upcycling tote program to:

  • Engage students in meaningful activities such as collecting, tagging and selling totes

  • Engage with volunteers in RVA to support the conversion of these feedbags

  • Offset costs of Nest Programs

 

Most tote bags can be purchased for just $15.​

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Volunteer

This is a vital component to helping us accomplish our mission. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Nest Academy RVA. Get in touch with any questions about how you can volunteer your time today.  We have numerous volunteer positions available with or without special needs experience!  Click the volunteer tab above to learn more.


We are looking for those who are passionate to help this community thrive, contact us if that's you!

*Credit Hours Available for High School Students 

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Donate

Nest Academy RVA is a 501C3 non-profit organization. Donations make to Nest are tax deducible. (Tax ID# 85-0854972) There are several ways to give to our organization, including a donation, purchasing a tote, through Amazon Smile, and more. Click a link below to get started.

 

Nest News

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WHAT FAMILIES ARE SAYING

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A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors

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