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Celebrating National Social Work Month: Honoring the Impactful Role of Social Workers at Alexander Youth Network 

March is National Social Work Month, a time dedicated to acknowledging the invaluable contributions of social workers globally. At Alexander Youth Network, we express our sincere appreciation for the devoted professionals who tirelessly support and uplift children and families in need.  Special Shoutout to our LCSW’s and LCSWA’s here at Alexander Youth Network:   Jennifer […]

Unlocking Opportunities: Volunteer with Alexander Youth Network

At Alexander Youth Network, we believe in the transformative power of community engagement, and there’s no better way to make a lasting impact than by volunteering with our children. Here’s a glimpse into the rewarding volunteer opportunities within our agency:  Volunteer as an Individual Tutoring: Invest your time in shaping a brighter future for a […]

Reading and Mental Health: Exploring Emotions through Books

At Alexander Youth Network, we understand the importance of mental health and emotional well-being in children’s lives. One powerful way to explore and understand emotions is through reading. Books can serve as tools to help children navigate complex feelings, understand themselves better, and build resilience. Here are some recommended books that address various emotional themes […]

February Focus: Nurturing Kids’ Mental Health through Confidence and Self-Love

At Alexander Youth Network, we recognize the importance of positive self-perception in kids, especially in February – the month of love. Join us as we support them on the path of “Growing Confidence and Self-Love,” exploring simple ways to uplift their mental health. Understanding the Importance of Self-Love Good mental health involves feeling strong, confident, […]

Building Stronger Families: Simple Resolutions for a Meaningful Year

As we step into a new year filled with promise and potential, the team at Alexander Youth Network is excited to inspire families to set intentions that go beyond personal goals and focus on making a positive impact, together. This year let’s try to make simple resolutions that involve the whole family, such as spending […]

Happy Anniversary Melvin Askew!

Melvin Askew Celebrates 21Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 21-year “AYN*niversary” to Charlotte Behavioral Health Counselor, Melvin Askew! Melvin began working for Alexander to take on a new challenge of working with youth who had behavioral issues to help guide then in the right direction. “I love seeing the transition, growth, and improvements a child […]

5 Simple Tips to Help Your Children Through Holiday Stress

The holidays can be filled with joy, fun, and family time, but for some children, it can also bring stress and anxiety with changes in routines and high expectations. As parents and caregivers, you play a crucial role in providing stability and support during this time. Here are five easy-to-follow tips to help you navigate […]

5 Essential Mental Health Tips for Parents: Supporting Your Child’s Well-Being

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s more crucial than ever to prioritize your child’s mental health. As parents, you play a significant role in fostering a nurturing and supportive environment for your children to thrive. Here are five essential mental health tips for parents to help you better understand and support your child’s emotional well-being.  1. […]

Happy Anniversary Ashley Conrad!

Ashley Conrad, President and Chief Operating Officer, Celebrates 16 Years at Alexander Youth Network!, Happy 16-year “AYN*niversary” to our President and COO, Ashley Conrad, MSL. Ashley first joined Alexander in 2007 as Program Manager for the Beacon Hall Day Treatment program in Dallas, North Carolina and transitioned into the role of Executive Director for the […]

Happy Anniversary Lee Puduski!

Lee Puduski Celebrates 18 Years at Alexander Youth Network!, Happy 18-year “AYN*niversary” to our Lead Billing Specialist, Lee Puduski Lee first started with Alexander as a temp employee. When a permanent position opened up, she knew that it would be a great fit, and was excited for the opportunity to officially join the Alexander team. […]