Top 10 Youth Resources from 2021

By Larry Smith / December 20, 2021

Here are the top 10 most-read articles from Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2021 that remain helpful resources for you and your family as we embark on a new year and continue to build great futures together. Mental health support of kids was a big one on the list for 2021.

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Character-Building Activities for Kids

By Larry Smith / November 30, 2021

People who have good character do the right thing because they believe it is the right thing to do. They are respectful, reliable, and considerate of others’ needs. 

As parents, caregivers and educators, we want to see our children display good character. But teaching traits like honesty, loyalty, and kindness can feel daunting. Learning to read and write seems more straightforward than learning to be responsible! Thankfully, there are some ways to include character skill-building into your regular routines.

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Michael Phelps’ Top 5 Mental Health Tips for Teens

By Larry Smith / November 12, 2021

Recently, gold medalist and mental health advocate Michael Phelps connected with Club teens at our National Keystone Conference for young leaders to discuss ways to improve mental health and overall wellbeing. 

As a partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of America for nearly 20 years, Michael Phelps and the Michael Phelps Foundation have championed the importance of water safety, goal-setting, and physical and mental health with the millions of young people Clubs serve each year.

As he spoke about his own mental health journey, Phelps shared some of the things he utilizes to help reduce stress, be confident and incorporate wellness into your everyday life. Below are a few tips for maintaining your mental health during stressful times like the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Trinity Location is Moving and Expanding

By Larry Smith / November 3, 2021

Thanks to wonderful support from the community, the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills will be reopening the Trinity Unit at the Moore Montessori School on May Street in Southern Pines.

“We are honoring our past partnership and history with Trinity AME Zion Church by retaining the club’s name and moving to Moore Montessori with plans to restart our performing arts programming as well,” said Fallon Brewington, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills.

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Effects of Social Media on Teens: Understanding Recent Headlines

By Larry Smith / October 29, 2021

About a month ago, former Facebook Inc. employee Frances Haugen leaked internal communications and research including documents that showed the company, which owns the apps Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram among others, was aware of risks that their sites pose to the mental health of children and teens.

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BGC of the Sandhills Gets Grant

BGC of the Sandhills Receives Grant

By Larry Smith / September 24, 2021

CCNC hosted Harold Varner the 3rd for a special day that included golf with CCNC members and a complimentary junior clinic. A special reception followed as Varner and others were recognized, Including the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills. Fallon Brewington, Konni McMurray, and Caitlin Terry were on hand to receive a $6,000 grant from CCNC Foundation President, Howard Williams and Kathy Beddow, Grants committee CCNC Foundation. “We’re honored to be chosen as the recipient of this donation.

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The Votes are in!

By Larry Smith / September 16, 2021

Over 300,000 votes were cast and over 19,000 of you voted for your favorite places, events, business, and more in the Pilot’s 2021 best of the Pines. After weeks of…

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Reindeer run Paused!

By Larry Smith / September 15, 2021

A message from Kate and David Petsolt“For fourteen years, the sight of a sea of antlers pounding down the streets of Southern Pines and Aberdeen in early December has been…

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Club Appoints D’Angelo as Unit Director

By Caitlin Terry / July 21, 2021

The Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills announces the appointment of Danielle D’Angelo as the unit director of the new Logan-Blake Unit in Pinehurst. D’Angelo got her start at…

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Boys & Girls Club Starts Work on New Aberdeen Location

By Caitlin Terry / May 26, 2021

The Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills is on track to open the new permanent base for its Aberdeen program in time for the start of the school year…

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