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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 […]

Mental Health May At Alexander Youth Network

May 1, 2020

                              Alexander Youth Network is celebrating Mental Health Month in May. Do You Know Your Tools2Thrive? While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Lynch

May 22, 2018

When you show up for work each day with a smile on your face and a true passion for what you do, you’re bound to be popular with your coworkers. But when you show up with that smile and passion AND you’re working for free? Now that is something really special. Nearly every week, Linda […]

Giving is Living

August 29, 2017

This past July, the Forest Hill Middle School Urban Serve group brought to life the old adage that your greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give. The teens joined us for a three-day campus beautification service project that included painting benches, refreshing the children’s garden, laying mulch and more. Laura Wilson and […]

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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