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Emily Gordon

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 […]

Daisy

Bark and Heal: Building Relationships & Building Skills

February 14, 2020

Alexander Youth Network welcomes the latest Bark and Heal class to our Charlotte Psychiatric Residential Program. Bark and Heal is one of the many therapeutic programs at Alexander Youth Network. The canine skills training programs offers the children at Alexander the opportunity to develop individual relationships with the dog they are paired within the program. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet Graham – Animals At Alexander Youth Network

April 2, 2019

  Graham – Pet Therapy 2 year old Labrador Retriever/ Boxer Mix who visits Psychiatric Residential Treatment and hopes to start visiting Charlotte Day Treatment soon. How often do you visit Alexander? Graham visits on the weekends to come to play with kiddos in the residential program.   What is your favorite activity with the […]

Bark and Heal therapeutic activity

Bark and Heal

February 12, 2018

There is a special magic that happens when children and dogs connect. An exciting new one-of-a-kind pilot program at Alexander Youth Network launched in January 2018 to accomplish just that. The Bark and Heal program, offered through the support of Furbabies Animal Rescue, pairs dogs in need of adoption with children in our Psychiatric Residential […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Carole and Larry Nicholson

February 2, 2017

  Meet Alexander volunteers Carole and Larry Nicholson. They moved to Charlotte from Tennessee and have been living here for 20 years. Carole, now a retired community volunteer, used to work in advertising and marketing and Larry works in the bank security industry. They have two boys and three grandchildren ages 9, 7 and 1 […]

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