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Finding What Sticks

September 2, 2020

Lessons Learned From Social Work and Alexander Youth Network. In 2014, Jami Gomes moved to Charlotte after living in New York her entire life. While at that time it was not the move she was wanting, Jami found something at Alexander Youth Network that stuck and this changed her mind. The relationships and community that […]

Making an Impact When They Need It Most

September 1, 2020

As the Director of our adolescent residential treatment program in Greensboro, Meaghan Whitson shares how working with teens has molded her into a better clinician but also provided unique opportunities for growth for her clients. “Teens are brutally honest. You have to be okay with who you are and even end up doing some self-reflection […]

Finding Purpose In Our Youth

September 1, 2020

Sheretta Mitchell inspires others to be who she needed as a teen. At age 13, Sheretta Mitchell found herself learning more about the world and being more independent than most teens her age. After years of living abroad and across the country, her parents, unfortunately, fell into bad habits and drug addiction which left Sheretta […]

A Family Mission to Serve

September 1, 2020

Executive Director, Ashley Sparks, didn’t think she would wind up working in mental health like her parents but after years working in development, she found herself drawn to the field of social services. From a young age, Ashley Sparks was drawn to music and the arts with the dream of being a teacher. Most of […]

Perspectives of Trauma

September 1, 2020

Lee Sousa reflects upon how his experience working with different populations has given him a better understanding of the effects of trauma. As the Outpatient Services Manager at Alexander Youth Network, Lee Sousa gets to see the wide variety of clients accessing services within our outpatient program. Between individual, school-based, and pediatrician-based programs, our outpatient […]

Collaborating to Do the Most

September 1, 2020

Executive Director of Day Treatment, Adrienne Leach, shares how collaborating amongst programs leads to successes at Alexander Youth Network. Adrienne started her career looking to bridge the gap between psychology and social work. She wanted to find versatility in a field where she could impact individuals through mental health but also through social services. After […]

Finding Comfort in Helping Others

September 1, 2020

Alexia Mitchell shares how her teen years helped shape her empathy and drive to build positive connections with her community. As the Community Executive for Community Based Services at Alexander Youth Network, Alexia Mitchell is tasked with developing key relationships in the community and mentoring our program teams across the state. After spending any amount […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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