Alexis Cato joined GUIDE in May of 2017 as a Program Assistant. In October of 2017, she began her new role as Program Coordinator. In this role, Alexis works closely with community partners to implement community-level change strategies, particularly to reduce and prevent underage drinking, but also to address tobacco, marijuana and other prescription drug misuse and abuse. She oversees and coordinates GUIDE’s substance abuse prevention contracts, including the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Project (ASAPP) funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and the STOP Act. Under the ASAPP and STOP Act contracts, Alexis plans, implements and evaluates various environmental strategies to prevent underage drinking in Gwinnett County. Alexis attends local city council meetings, visits alcohol retailers to share resources, meets with key stakeholders, attends community events to distribute prevention materials and works closely with our Youth Advisory Board.
Alexis was first involved with GUIDE through Georgia Teen Institute (GTI). She was a participant in her middle school years, and when she entered high school, she applied to be on Youth Staff and volunteered at GTI. In the summer of 2016, she interned at GUIDE’s office with the Positive Youth Development Team, assisting with trainings and conferences and learning new skills working with youth and adults. Alexis is passionate about working to improve community conditions while promoting Positive Youth Development.
Alexis is a native of Georgia and earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences from The University of Georgia in December of 2016. Alexis will soon earn her Master’s degree in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University. Outside of GUIDE, Alexis spends a lot of time outdoors. She enjoys playing softball and lounging outside to read a good book. Alexis also likes to visit local restaurants throughout the state.
You can contact Alexis by calling 678-377-4133 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUIDE’s mission is to improve community conditions by utilizing collaborations, promoting positive youth development, delivering specialized training and resources and preventing substance use and abuse.