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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 […]

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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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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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Meet Our Interns: Mayor’s Youth Employment Program

July 11, 2019

Alexander Youth Network participates in the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program. This summer, Alexander Youth Network, is hosting three interns from the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP). Alexander is excited to be a part of the program, for the first, time and be a part of the 33 year legacy of MYEP. Through the six-week internship, […]

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Asking Questions & Find a Mentor

May 8, 2019

Lessons from an Alexander Intern With a background in research and art history, medical administration and coding seemed to be a big career stretch for Emily Bachner, current Medical Coding Intern at Alexander Youth Network. But through asking questions and finding a mentor on our Thermal Road campus she has been able to find her […]

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The Love of Music – Providing Self-Expression to Children at Alexander Youth Network

March 11, 2019

One staff member’s love of music has provided coping to the children of Alexander Youth Network. “I play music in my classroom most of the day. They even ask me to play jazz for them now.” – Dorian Jones, Certified Drumming Therapist. Dorian Jones started at Alexander working third shift on the weekends. After 10 […]


Alexander Youth Network is Building Resilience One Child At A Time.

January 28, 2019

Last night, Alexander Youth Network staff attended #WarehouseTalks, a weekly seminar discussing hot topics affecting the Charlotte communities. Hosted by Warehouse 242, Freedom Communities, and the Charlotte Resilience Project, the evening offered attendees a free screening of the documentary “Resilience” as well as a chance to engage in discussion with a panel of mental health […]

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Tips for Back to School Success

August 29, 2017

It’s that time again. The start of the school year can bring excitement, as well as fear and anxiety. Back-to-school time can be exceptionally difficult for the 20 percent of children who suffer from mental health challenges. The ability to sit still, get organized, adapt to a new schedule can be overwhelming for children with anxiety […]

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It’s Back to School Time

September 12, 2016

Heading back to school can be a time of great excitement for kids and parents. Getting new school supplies, wearing a new outfit or pair of shoes is fun. But along with all the excitement, there is often a great deal of stress. When kids head back to school, they have to manage meeting new […]

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