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A Family Mission to Serve

September 1, 2020

Executive Director, Ashley Sparks, didn’t think she would wind up working in mental health like her parents but after years working in development, she found herself drawn to the field of social services. From a young age, Ashley Sparks was drawn to music and the arts with the dream of being a teacher. Most of […]

Perspectives of Trauma

September 1, 2020

Lee Sousa reflects upon how his experience working with different populations has given him a better understanding of the effects of trauma. As the Outpatient Services Manager at Alexander Youth Network, Lee Sousa gets to see the wide variety of clients accessing services within our outpatient program. Between individual, school-based, and pediatrician-based programs, our outpatient […]

Collaborating to Do the Most

September 1, 2020

Executive Director of Day Treatment, Adrienne Leach, shares how collaborating amongst programs leads to successes at Alexander Youth Network. Adrienne started her career looking to bridge the gap between psychology and social work. She wanted to find versatility in a field where she could impact individuals through mental health but also through social services. After […]

Finding Comfort in Helping Others

September 1, 2020

Alexia Mitchell shares how her teen years helped shape her empathy and drive to build positive connections with her community. As the Community Executive for Community Based Services at Alexander Youth Network, Alexia Mitchell is tasked with developing key relationships in the community and mentoring our program teams across the state. After spending any amount […]

Celebrating Our Kids – 2020 A Virtual Event

August 17, 2020

Celebrating Our Kids 2020 looked a bit different this year but the reason and the purpose did not change. Celebrating Our Kids (COK) is Alexander Youth Network’s largest fundraiser. The funds raised at this event support the programs and services of Alexander Youth Network. Because of Covid-19, a virtual event became the new normal instead […]

Fall Letter from the CEO

August 17, 2020

Since Alexander Youth Network’s inception in 1988, we have remained steadfast though times of national upheaval. And during all of those times, Alexander has looked for ways to enhance its services to better respond to the needs of children and their families. Today is no different! As our country faces a world-wide pandemic, as well […]

Virtual Volunteering

August 17, 2020

As we continue to navigate through the new normal of virtual volunteerism, we have been grateful to have our volunteers adapt to the changes. Our friends at Bright Blessings continue to make each of our kids feel special and loved on their birthday by providing birthday gifts, treats, and an activity or craft to help […]

Helping More Than Kids, Helping Families

August 17, 2020

Alexander Youth Network believes that in order for healing to begin for our kids, we have to care for the whole child. This means not only providing treatment and services to the children in our care but assisting their families as well. The COVID-19 pandemic has had disastrous impacts on many in our community, including […]

Employee Spotlight: Janice Buxton

August 3, 2020

Janice Buxton is a proud member of our team at Alexander Youth Network serving the Guilford County area and acting as a liaison for future therapeutic foster parents.  For the past 11 years, Janice has been working in the field of mental health. Her roles have varied from Community Support Associate to Director of Consumer Services but through it, all her […]

Playing To Their Strengths: Virtual Day Treatment

July 15, 2020

Alexander Youth Network is supporting academics and learning through technology. Since March, our Day Treatment programs have seen a significant shift in how we provide this service. The structured academic and therapeutic environment has shifted to almost complete remote sessions for the 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. program, except for weekly check-in’s which can be […]

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