From Nest to Wings was founded in 2012 when members of P.E.O. Chapter II in Longmont, Colorado spearheaded the creation of a conference for high school girls and their mothers focused on tools for a successful transition from high school through the end of the first year in college. Many of these women were facing the task of helping their own children through the admissions process. They did not feel as if they had the information on applying to college and the freshman year experience to assist their children in navigating the process. From the first gathering through the next several years the annual conference expanded significantly, quadrupling in size to 148 registrants in 2018. Additionally, a series of evening seminars were added for both young men and women. Further, newsletters and other informational materials were developed and special programs for Spanish-speaking parents were expanded. By 2018, the programs offered proved to be so successful that it was time for From Nest to Wings to breakout on its own.
Moving forward, From Nest to Wings is looking to expand both its conference and seminar offerings and to do so at the most economical price possible to encourage an increasing number of St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) students and parents/guardians to attend each year. Another focus is to enhance the offering for Spanish-speakers and find new ways to encourage them to participate. These goals will need to be supported by expanded fundraising, additional partnerships and an even stronger focus on incorporating the most relevant topics into our programs.
In May 2018 From Nest to Wings moved through the process of becoming a corporation and securing a 501 (c) (3) tax status. From Nest to Wings is recognized as a charitable organization by the State of Colorado.
From Nest to Wings is an all-volunteer organization.
The From Nest to Wings Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The Board consists of:
President: Kathy Hall
Vice President: Pat Sharp
Treasurer: Cathy Balan
Secretary: Molly Creek
Members: Erin Rodriguez-Kearns
If you wish to communicate with a member of the Board of Directors, please send an email to: FN2WBoardofDirectors@hotmail.com . Please note the name of the member to receive the email in the subject line.
From Nest to Wings also utilizes a Steering Committee to manage the day-to-day operations of the organization. Members of the Steering Committee have the opportunity to expand their skills and apply their skills, ability, and knowledge for the good of From Nest to Wings.
Steering Committee Members:
Cathy Balan, Connie Brodt, Maridy Dandeneau, Kim Dickelman, Jackie Evans, Cherie Fassbinder, Linda Hansen, Ana Harrison, Susan Ihns, Carla Larson, Becki Marcus, Vicki Moran, Beth Williston
If you would like more information about From Nest to Wings or Steering Committee or Board of Directors membership, please contact: Margaret Meek, Executive Director Nest2Wings@hotmail.com or 720-231-6133.