There’s a new bedtime routine at Alexander’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. Behavioral Health Counselor Sophia Jackson-Ganihizu is teaching the children in the program to crochet. It is common for children at Alexander to have experienced early childhood trauma, such as domestic violence and sexual abuse. Bedtime is a fearful time for many of the children. Xavier Dunbar explains that the crocheting activity “helps the children to wind down before bedtime. It surprised us how quickly the children caught on and got into crocheting.”
Alexander’s volunteer group—Therapy Dogs International (Charlotte Chapter)—has been selected as a finalist in WSOC’s annual Nine Who Care competition. The members of the group have committed close to 1,000 hours over the past seven years engaging our youth with positive canine interactions. Do your part to support the hard work of Therapy Dogs International and help Alexander Youth Network win the $2,000 grand prize by casting your vote online now. Read more.
Through our Mayor's Mentoring Alliance in conjunction with POST (Partners in Out-of-School Time), the Mayor invited local agencies to apply for an opportunity to moderate youth focus groups tackling community issues. Alexander's own Kimberly Nesbitt was one of the ten selected to participate in the event. Read more.
Alexander Youth Network 6220 Thermal Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 Phone: (704) 366-8712 | Fax: (704) 362-8464 | Email: email@example.com
6220 Thermal Road, Charlotte NC 28211
Phone: 704.366.8712 | Fax: 704.362.8464