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Motivating by Appreciation: Discovering and Utilizing Teammates’ Languages of Appreciation at Alexander Youth Network

In the diverse work environments of Alexander Youth Network, inclusivity is not just a buzzword; it’s a core value that drives every aspect of our culture. Alexander recognizes that diversity and inclusivity extends beyond just demographics; it includes the unique ways individuals express and perceive appreciation. Thus, through a recent initiative, Alexander has embraced the […]

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 […]

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, […]

Empowering Excellence: AYN University Leadership Program at Alexander Youth Network

Since its launch in September 2022, AYN University (AYNU) has become a beacon of growth and professional development for employees at Alexander Youth Network. Rooted in our commitment to developing our staff, AYNU stands as a cornerstone of our organizational culture, fostering excellence and leadership among our team members. As a company-sponsored initiative, programs, courses, and […]

Spotlighting Women In Leadership: Carolyn Spence

During the month of March, we’ve been spotlighting women in leadership at Alexander Youth Network in honor of Women’s History Month. Today, for our final highlight, we will be featuring our Chief Information Officer, Carolyn Spence.  Carolyn first joined Alexander Youth Network in 1997 as a case manager and during her time here, she’s played […]

Spotlighting Women In Leadership: Sandy Pizarro

During Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the contributions of women in leadership here at Alexander Youth Network. These women have made significant impacts within their respective fields and positions. Today, we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on our Chief People & Culture Officer, Sandra Pizarro, MBA.  For over 15 years, Sandy Pizarro has […]

Spotlighting Women In Leadership: Stacia Jackson

For the next part of our Women’s History Month celebration, we’re proud to shine a spotlight on another exceptional leader within our organization, Chief Marketing Officer, Stacia Jackson, MBA. Since 2018, Stacia has been a key contributor to Alexander’s success, bringing a wealth of knowledge and creativity to her role. As Chief Marketing Officer, Stacia is […]

Spotlighting Women In Leadership: Dr. Na’imah Sedegah

In honor of Women’s History Month, we continue our series spotlighting women in leadership at Alexander Youth Network. Today, we are highlighting Alexander’s Senior Psychologist, Na’imah Sedegah, Ph.D. Dr. Sedegah’s story is a powerful example of resilience, determination, and the importance of representation in the mental health field.  In this blog, Dr. Sedegah reflects on her […]

Spotlighting Women In Leadership: Jaime Shuford

As we continue our Women’s History Month celebrations, we’re excited to bring you the second part of our Spotlighting Women in Leadership series where we are highlighting the incredible women within Alexander Youth Network that lead our agency!  In this installment, we are shining a spotlight on our Vice President of Human Resources, Jaime Shuford, […]

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