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Building A Community – Building Resilience

May 6, 2020

Over the past few weeks, the mindset of the world has changed. Uncertainty has become a word used to describe almost every facet of life. Yet, during this time we cannot forget about those who are most vulnerable to unpredictable change. The biggest risks are for the kids at Alexander Youth Network, who may have […]

Employee Spotlight: LaFondras Peterson

May 6, 2020

From direct care to policies and procedures, LaFondras shares her most positive moments during her 15 years at Alexander Youth Network. Over the past few weeks, LaFondras Peterson has been leading Alexander Youth Network’s fight against coronavirus. As one of the leaders of the Infection Control Task Force, she has been working around the clock […]

Staying In Touch: Virtual Volunteers At Alexander

May 5, 2020

Volunteerism at Alexander Youth Network continues through virtual platforms. Since March, Alexander Youth Network has had a strict policy in preventing visitors including family and volunteers from coming to campus, thus halting our in-person volunteer activities and reducing the spread of COVID-19. However, our volunteers have not been stalled and have gotten creative on how […]

Celebrating Our Kids: Building Hope For Years To Come

May 5, 2020

Celebrating Our Kids postponed for the safety of all. Together we are learning to navigate our current reality, adjusting to new daily routines and anxiously awaiting the news that will bring hope to the uncertainty around us. This time has been incredibly challenging for Alexander Youth Network, having to adjust programs and services and provide […]

Heroes’ Corner: Alexander Children’s Foundation Spotlight

May 5, 2020

Navigating Transitions With The Help Of Others Alexander Youth Network features our countless community members who have supported our kids over the past few weeks of uncertainty. Alexander Youth Network wants to say thank you! Over the past few weeks, we have been amazed by the continued support of our volunteers and donors, in helping […]

Mental Health May At Alexander Youth Network

May 1, 2020

                              Alexander Youth Network is celebrating Mental Health Month in May. Do You Know Your Tools2Thrive? While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The […]

Tuesday’s At Noon – A Lunch Buddy’s Desire To Do More

April 27, 2020

Matthew Greer shares his experience and commitment to Alexander Youth Network over the past 11 years. Matthew Greer, a local to Charlotte, has a family history of involvement with Alexander Youth Network. As a child, Matthew’s father was a volunteer and Board member at Alexander. When Matthew’s standing Tuesday lunch dates with his Charlotte Mecklenburg […]

Healing Together

April 17, 2020

Volunteer, Colleen Kidd, shares how her time at Alexander Youth Network has helped her heal while healing others. Since May of 2014, Colleen Kidd has volunteered at Alexander at least once a week leading elective Bible study sessions for the kiddos at our residential campus in Charlotte. Over the years the sessions have taken different […]

Employee Spotlight: Emily Gordon

March 19, 2020

Meet Emily Gordon, Marketing Communications Manager at Alexander Youth Network. In the Marketing & Communications department, Emily works to tell the story of Alexander by highlighting our clients’ successes, relationships with our volunteers, and the innovative work of our dedicated staff. She also volunteers with her dog Graham, as a part of our pet therapy […]

A Mission To Connect

February 17, 2020

Charlotte Campus Executive Director, Leonard Shinhoster, shares over 20 years of his personal and professional experience at Alexander Youth Network. If you have ever visited Alexander Youth Network’s Charlotte campus, you have probably met Leonard Shinhoster. He is almost always unmistakenly decked out in a blazer with a Washington Redskins cap. Usually, he’s the first […]

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