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2019-2020 Board Member Announcement

October 1, 2019

Alexander Youth Network and the Alexander Children’s Foundation Announces 2019-2020 Board Members. Alexander Youth Network welcomes six new board members for the 2019-2020 year. Ed Cross Dawn Davis Deborah Dewitt-Green Debbie Reynolds Jeremy Swinson Wendi Schweiger Alexander Children’s Foundation welcomes three new board members for the 2019-2020 year. Carla Carlisle Kevin Thalinger Fidel Toney View […]

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 […]

Generations of Support – A Legacy of Impact

July 24, 2019

Al Winget and his family have been involved with Alexander Youth Network for generations. As a child, he frequently visited campus where his mother was a volunteer. During this time he would help with small projects on campus or deliver in-kind gifts for his mom. When Al graduated college, he worked for Alexander briefly before […]

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Realizing Impact

July 24, 2019

Alexander Youth Network hosts Cocktails & Conversation to share impact with donors and volunteers. On Wednesday, June 5, Board Member Andy Young and his wife, Court, hosted Alexander Children’s Foundation’s Annual Cocktails & Conversation event. The evening gives donors and Board Members an opportunity to learn first-hand from Alexander staff about our 12 programs and […]

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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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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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Supporting Foster Care with Two Companion Bills

April 10, 2019

Representative Holly Grange and Senator Ralph Hise filed companion bills (H580 / S636) to provide additional support for foster care families in North Carolina. There are over 10,000 children in the state of North Carolina in need of a foster home. This number has steadily risen since 2011 and will continue to rise as drug […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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