After serving in the U.S. military for nearly a decade, I took off the uniform but my heart of service lives on. The pain and suffering surrounding COVID-19 and the calls for social justice led me to this moment. In May of 2020, I created the “Driven by Purpose Scholarship” at my former high school in Jacksonville, Florida. Go Braves! I wanted to help two (2) students with college expenses. This was an impossible feat given the caliber of all of the applicants. Instead, I chose six (6) students who are all driven. These students have proven through their successes and aspirations that they are ready to take on the world. I have made a commitment to help them during their college journey. I decided to go one step further and founded “The NeXus” a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization which serves as a community improvement and capacity building association. I truly believe that education is an asset to our communities. As a collective, we can play a part in shaping a better future for the next generation. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to meet some of the scholars, please check out the video . All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support.
Jessica Nestor, CPT (USA Retired)
Founder, The NeXus