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The Official Blog of Alexander Youth Network

Please note, at Alexander Youth Network we respect our clients and their families. In order to maintain their anonymity, Alexander has changed the names of individuals and some identifying details such as physical properties, place of treatment and location.

Bark and Heal therapeutic activity
Bark and Heal
There is a special magic that happens when children and dogs connect. An exciting new one-of-a-kind pilot program at Alexander
High School Graduate a Therapeutic Foster Care Success
On Tuesday, June 13, Kyauna Allen did something she once thought impossible – she graduated from Mallard Creek High School.
Gimme a Beat!
  Have you ever found yourself completely lost in a song or piece of music, perhaps bopping your head or
Forest Hill Middle School volunteer
Giving is Living
This past July, the Forest Hill Middle School Urban Serve group brought to life the old adage that your greatness
Cruising with TIAA
Albert Einstein hit the nail on the head when he said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your
Dr. Kamilah McKissick
Tips for Back to School Success
It’s that time again. The start of the school year can bring excitement, as well as fear and anxiety. Back-to-school
Volunteer Spotlight: Carole and Larry Nicholson
  Meet Alexander volunteers Carole and Larry Nicholson. They moved to Charlotte from Tennessee and have been living here for
Speedway Children’s Charities Grant Helps Occupational Therapy Program
Thank you to Speedway Children’s Charities for providing a $17,930 grant to Alexander Youth Network’s Occupational Therapy program. The funding will help provide the
Dance as a therapeutic activity
New Dance Therapy Program in PRTF
Children in Alexander’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) are discovering the joy and the benefits of dance therapy. Introduced in
Pressly Williams AYN volunteer
Volunteer Spotlight: Pressly Williams
  Meet Alexander volunteer Pressly Williams. Pressly is 25 years old and grew up a couple of miles from Alexander.
back to school tips for parents
It’s Back to School Time
Heading back to school can be a time of great excitement for kids and parents. Getting new school supplies, wearing
Easter Egg Hunt
Volunteer Spotlight: Cynthia Peace, Ebenezer Baptist Church
During National Volunteer Week (April 10 – 16), Alexander Youth Network featured Ebenezer Baptist Church on its Facebook page, highlighting