We salute our grads and fun with Dads!
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Volume 4 • No. 7
CEO Corner

I am excited to begin my role as the new CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills.  Working for such a mission-driven organization that has had a successful and meaningful impact on children is truly inspiring and energizing. 

I look forward to partnering with the surrounding towns and schools, the local and corporate businesses, and partners to enrich the lives of our youth and create lifelong impacts on the future of our youth.

It is those light-bulb moments, you see it every day in the kids at our sites learning how to be better friends and learning how to make better choices, it is truly inspiring for me, and I feel I have found my calling.

Since the founding of the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills nearly 25 years ago, it has become an essential resource for the communities we serve.  This year in addition to our existing 3 locations, we are beginning a program at Sandhills Community College in August for children of college students and staff members.

Our organization has a tremendous future ahead of us with an outstanding staff, an engaged board of directors and supporters that have helped us thrive throughout a   difficult pandemic, and children that are eager to grow their futures in our community.  I am looking forward to a bright future in the Sandhills.

                                                                      Steve Kastner
                                                                      Chief Executive Officer
                                                                         Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills

Student Spotlight
Staff Spotlight
Welcome Le’Anda Spears

We are excited to welcome Le'Anda Spears as our new Director of Finance. Le'Anda has an Accounting and Finance degree from Fayetteville Technical Community College and is a native of the Sandhills.

"I like what BGCS does for the community and area kids", said Spears. She enjoys spending time with her 2 sons, Ryder and Porter at area parks and museums.  Le'Anda also enjoys making soy and dessert candles with her boys.
What's Happening at The Club
Our seniors went from being Club members to Alumni in a special ceremony last month. We are excited to see what the future holds for each of them.  Congratulations to Cameron Horton, Brianna Brewington, and Jaden Scott.  You all will always be part of our BGCS family!
Our Club members had a blast Kickin' it with Dad, spending time with dads, uncles, and grandpas, on Friday, June 3rd at the Trinity Unit.
Our teens wore blue to celebrate Boys & Girls Club Week!
Celebrated nationally since 1941, Boys & Girls Club week recognizes the invaluable service Clubs bring to communities, paving the road for great futures that are within reach of every young person who enters our doors
Thanks to Our Community!
Upcoming Events
Sponsor A Child, Change a Life
Many of our Club families need financial assistance to cover the cost of Club membership. YOUR gift of $1,179.97 (or $98/month) sponsors ONE child for the entire school year and summer. With this help, members gain access to:
  • Academic Support - At the Club, kids receive homework help and tutoring to put them on the path to excellence in the classroom and beyond!
  • Healthy Meals - Oftentimes, the meals kids receive at the Club - dinner during the school year; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the summer - are the only hot meals they have all day.
  • Encouragement, Sense of Purpose - Club kids receive the nurturing and support that so many desperately need. Our trained youth development professionals offer educational assistance, formative guidance, and leadership skills necessary for kids to reach their full potential as productive, caring members of our community.

You can help change a life by Sponsoring A Child! Monthly options are available, too!

Thanks to your generous support, we have 200 Club members sponsored!

Thank You Corporate Sponsors
McPeake Hotels, Inc.
Join our elite group of sponsors, please contact Caitlin Terry, Director of Development at 910.692.0777, ext. 2221 or email at
160 Memorial Park Court • Southern Pines, NC 28387 • 910.692.0777

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