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Letters from Lynn: Fall 2021

August 26, 2021

Welcome to the new and improved eNews.  In this edition I hope you will enjoy some new additions to this newsletter: Mental Wellness tips, what’s happening at AYN and our volunteer opportunities corner. Just like many of you, everyone involved with Alexander Youth Network this past year has been riding a roller coaster.  We’ve been […]

Celebrating Our Kids 2021: Building Hope for Years to Come

August 26, 2021

HOPE… a feeling of trust or a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.  Building hope is exactly what the theme for Celebrating Our Kids was all about this year. It continues to be the driving force behind everything we do here at Alexander Youth Network.             […]

Volunteer Corner: Impacting the Lives of Others and Our Own

August 26, 2021

Webster’s dictionary defines volunteerism as “the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward”.  This definition, however, doesn’t begin to define the profound impact a volunteer can have on the lives of others.  Rebecca McLaughlin is a former […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight

Giving On and Off the Court

July 25, 2019

Rachel Rodriguez has been a loyal volunteer at Alexander Youth Network for more than 20 years. Rachel found Alexander during a difficult time in her life and she decided to turn her frustrations into helping others. Initially, she served as a mentor but eventually became a Lunch Buddy. In her time with Alexander, she has […]

Meet Alexander – Animals At Alexander Youth Network

June 3, 2019

Alexander – Pet Therapy Alexander is a 6-year-old Shetland Sheepdog who visits with the children in our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program with Dorothy Wiland.  How often do you visit Alexander? Dorothy and Alexander have been visiting the kids in the residential program once a month for about 2 years. What is your pet’s favorite activity […]

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Building a Bridge for Families and Children to Heal

May 28, 2019

Alexander Youth Network Supports Children & Families With The Beth Jones Family Cottages. Alexander Youth Network encourages parents and family members to be committed and involved throughout the treatment process of their children while in our programs. We believe that in order to promote healing, our kids need the support of their entire family.  We […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Lisa Brown

April 10, 2019

Lisa Brown Lisa Brown is a volunteer at Alexander Youth Network through Randall-Reilly, where she is the Content Development Manager. She has two young kids of her own that serve as inspiration for the activities she hosts for the kids at Alexander – this includes making slime, playing games, and even the obstacle course they […]

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