Nest believes that community engagement is the foundation of change and will both enable prevention efforts and unlock resources and support for victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. We collaborate with leaders, organizations and community members across North America to bring PLAYGROUND to training sessions and forums as a tool to empower communities, educate first responders and catalyze change. NEST […]
While making PLAYGROUND, we forged important relationships with frontline workers who recognize Nest for raising awareness about child sexual exploitation in North America. In 2014, we began receiving inquiries about funding that might be available to provide immediate assistance to victims from some of our contacts. Because of your support, we were able to immediately set up […]
Nest Curriculum Pilot. While a lack of investment in research means that we don’t know the true number of child sex trafficking victims in North America, it’s clear that child sexual exploitation in various forms is on the rise. Adult retrospective studies show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually […]
Nest is busy sprucing up! Stay tuned for a brand new website, which goes live in a few weeks. In the meantime, join the conversation on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.
Please Join Us New Friends New Life Presents Nest-Irma Rangel Student-Led Forum: A Dialogue to Address Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking in Texas George W. Bush Institute at SMU Auditorium 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205 February 22, 2016 6:00pm – 7:30pm Featuring Student Panelists from Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School and Texas State […]
We had an incredibly inspiring evening last night with young people and leaders in Oregon! It takes a village and we are grateful to everyone who came out – especially to the students from Madison and David Douglas High School who brought thoughtful questions and the panelists and policymakers who helped illuminate ways in which […]
Madison High School Hosts Nest Foundation’s Student-Led Forum to Address Upward Trends in Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Children in Portland, OR PORTLAND, OR—May 19, 2015 — Students from Madison High School, David Douglas High School, and student leaders from the American Society for the Positive Care of Children’s Youth Advisory Board and Youth Ending […]
We invite you to join the conversation as students and policymakers in Portland Oregon discuss solutions to ending sexual exploitation and trafficking. As sexual exploitation and trafficking of children increases across the country, learn what policymakers in Portland are doing to combat the problem and the role of young people in proposing solutions and acting as […]
Hi everybody, We’re excited to share that we’re busy working on a brand new Nest website – one that will make it easier for you to stay updated about our work. We hope to launch the website this summer and can’t wait to have a better way to connect with you! Watch this space, Libby […]
Nest had a busy year in 2014, with highlights including a visit to Australia and trainings in Charleston, South Carolina. Click here to read the full 2014 Nest Impact Summary and stay tuned for a new website and ambassador program that will be launched soon!
We are pleased to announce the launch of NEST’s Australia chapter this October! It is in coordination with the Australian premiere of “Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America.” Founder and Executive Director Libby Spears will be speaking alongside the screenings in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. NEST has also been working with the National Center for […]
Last week, after hearing a girl’s story of abuse and commercial sexual exploitation from a very young age (from age 4 to age 7), I felt disheartened and angry. The perpetrator was a family friend. The girl’s story went on and the abuse she experienced at such a formative age has been difficult to move […]
Thank you to everyone who helped make our fundraiser event at Roseark last week a success! It was our first LA event and we are thrilled to be part of this community of artists and activists. We recognize and celebrate the role that artists play in driving social change. Thank you to the amazing […]