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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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Rachel Rodriguez

April 9, 2019

Rachel Rodriguez – Volleyball Instructor Rachel has been a volunteer at Alexander Youth Network for over 20 years. She started volunteering as a lunch buddy but now offers volleyball clinics to the kids in the residential program.  Tell us a bit about yourself… I am originally from Virginia Beach, VA but moved to Charlotte 24 […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Meagan Speck

April 9, 2019

Meagan Speck – Lunch Buddy Meagan is a lunch buddy who has been volunteering at Alexander Youth Network since July 2018. She is originally from Houston, Texas and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2016. She is currently a leasing professional at Elizabeth Square Apartments.  How do you […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Virginia Molan

April 8, 2019

Virgina Molan – Junior League  Virgina has been a volunteer at Alexander Youth Network for more than five years as a member of the Junior League of Charlotte AYN Committee Chair. This past year she joined the Alexander Children’s Foundation Board of Directors. Virginia is a local to Charlotte, NC and is a Campus Recruiting Consultant […]

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“That Is Why I Show Up”

April 4, 2019

One hour each week is all it takes to make a difference in a child’s life. That one-hour-a-week has become a lifeline for one of our lunch buddies and longtime staff member Chris Prysock. For about a year, Chris has been a lunch buddy to one of our kids, Casey. Although Chris works on an […]

What “The Red Shirts” Mean To Alexander

April 4, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of more than 50 colleagues from Wells Fargo, the children in Psychiatric Residential Treatment and Charlotte Day Treatment have been able to participate in over seven different group activities over the course of three weeks. During their visits, volunteers hosted cookie baking, arts and crafts, and games including a kickball challenge […]

The Gift of Giving Year Round

April 4, 2019

They miss big holidays like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Easter but also birthdays and little celebrations too. Many of the children we serve at Alexander Youth Network are away from their family for extended periods of time. Despite being away from family, our kids are fortunate enough to have the Angel Network. Through the Angel Network […]

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