Safe Space Set to Open for St. Louis Park High School Students

August 15, 2018 06:38 PM

Growing up has never been easy. But it's especially difficult these days.

That's why one nonprofit is giving St. Louis Park High School students a new place to call their own. 

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A fundraiser was scheduled to be held Wednesday evening for The Nest, which opens next month near the school.

It will be a safe space for students to hang out - a place where they can study, talk and relax. 

"All the pressure and all the screen time and less community building and everything else, so I just feel like we need to kind of support healthy development again," said Julia Schmelzer, the St. Louis Park Nest Board Chair.

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They plan to open the space on September 4, the first day of school. 

"Depression and anxiety has increased in high schoolers over the past years," St. Louis Park student Estelle Tronson said. "And I think that can partly be due to all the technology that we have now. So, like, having a space where you're welcome and a space you can get help would be really beneficial for students."

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Joe Mazan

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