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Serving The Gaps As A Youth Advocate

June 29, 2020

Akeliah Stewart has dedicated her career to lifting the voices of children and young adults throughout the Carolinas. For the past nine years, Akeliah, has been a member of the Alexander team through our affiliate The Relatives. The Relatives is a crisis and resource center for homeless and struggling youth throughout the greater Charlotte Mecklenburg […]

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Employee Spotlight: Beth Altmix

May 19, 2020

As one of our licensed therapists for the Charlotte Residential Treatment program, Beth Altmix has long days but is motivated by her inspiration for working with kids and finding joy in what she does. Read about why she is a part of Alexander Youth Network and what advice she has for younger therapists. What is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Employee Spotlight: Danielle Myers

February 14, 2020

Meet Danielle, a Behavioral Health Counselor at our Residential Program in Greensboro. As a current student, studying social work, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Danielle is connecting her real-world experience with the principals of her coursework. Read about what lead her to Alexander and her motivations in a stressful and busy field. […]

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Employee Spotlight: Shequetta Terry

January 13, 2020

Shequetta Terry, a Transition Specialist, shares how her family experience led her to a career in mental and behavioral health. Terry spent her childhood witnessing the impact that positive connections and foster parents could have on children, much like those at Alexander. Her aunt and uncle were foster parents for 15 years and became her […]

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Re-building Relationships, Confidence, and Trust

January 2, 2020

A Journey of Defining Personal Success through in the Interpersonal Relationships of Multi-Systemic Therapy. From March to August of 2019, Corey Jones*, was a part of the Multi-Sysyemic Therapy (MST) program at Alexander Youth Network. Over the course of six months, Michael Adams, MST Therapist, worked closely with Corey and his family to develop parental […]

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Finding Positive Inspirations In Relationships

December 3, 2019

Alexander Youth Network Accountant, Katrina McCain, talks about pursuing her passions outside of the office, with the support of the positive work and personal relationships she cultivated along the way. For the past 11 years, Katrina McCain, has been an accountant with Alexander Youth Network. She started as the Assistant Director of Finance at Youth […]

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Leaders Are Not Just Born

November 15, 2019

Notes from Senior Management Team to the 2019 Alexander Leadership Institute Cohort. Each year Alexander Youth Network hosts a series of professional development opportunities for staff from across the state. These opportunities take shape as the Alexander Leadership Institute (ALI). A cultivated group of Alexander Staff, work on a year-long deliverable project focused on agency […]

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