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Building Skills Outside of the Classroom

August 27, 2019

Alexander partners with bus drivers and school district officials to create trauma-informed spaces outside of the classroom. A primary goal of treatment programs at Alexander Youth Network is to ensure that children are able to use their self-coping and regulating techniques outside of their treatment programs. A key indicator of the success of our programs […]

Program Highlight

Bark and Heal Makes a Furry Entrance at North Shelby Day Treatment

July 25, 2019

Meet the Animals at Alexander – Bark and Heal at North Shelby Day Treatment Our latest Bark and Heal class started at North Shelby Day Treatment which serves children grades K-5. In this program, five children will be paired with four canines from Clifford’s Army Rescue Extravaganza. Having four canines that are paired with five […]

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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Growing Professionally, Personally, and Vegetables on The Side

July 24, 2019

Robin Barnette is transforming learning through the community garden. Robin Barnette is an Exceptional Children Teacher at Alexander Youth Network in our Psychiatric Residential Treatment (PRTF) program in Charlotte. While she has only been at Alexander for about six months, she has been able to make an impact on the kids in the program through […]

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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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Birth to Third Grade: How Alexander is Keeping The Forsyth Promise

July 2, 2019

Forsyth Futures has a vision to grow a “vibrant, equitable, and prosperous Forsyth County”. The agency is leading a major community-based project to study the needs of the community, share ideas and resources, and convene with partners to make a change. Through a partnership with The Forsyth Promise, they are implementing a cohort study to […]

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Alexander Youth Network and Anuvia Collaborate for Adolescent Treatment Services

July 1, 2019

Alexander Youth Network and Anuvia Collaborate for Adolescent Treatment Services Anuvia, one of Charlotte’s largest substance use prevention and recovery agencies in Mecklenburg County, will collaborate with Alexander Youth Network (AYN) to provide services for Adolescent Substance Use Treatment.   In Mecklenburg County, substance use continues to impact our adolescent population. Among middle and high […]

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Alexander Youth Network combines with Youth Focus

June 6, 2019

On September 1, Alexander Youth Network merged with Guilford County-based mental health provider Youth Focus to expand its comprehensive mental health services to children across North Carolina. “Merging with Youth Focus gave us a competitive advantage to serve more children, expand our footprint and array of services, and continue enhancing our capabilities,” said Alexander CEO, […]

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