Jamari stared with the Boys & Girls club of the Sandhills in 7th grade in the after school program.
Mr. German was the first person he remembered who took take with him at the club helping him focus thru activities on the court here at the club. Throughout high school, he continued learning and growing at the club, engaging in team building activities both on and off the court. "The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sandhills helped me focus. It definitely helped me develop social skills, learn responsibility, and manage my time. ", said Gilchrist. Jamari earned a scholarship to Sandhills Community College and hopes to transfer to ECU.
Selected among seven outstanding youth, Shu’Diamond Utley was named the Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills in 2019. Her road with our club started when she was 8 years old. She loved making friends and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and helped cleaning up the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills adopted street. Shu’Diamond was very active and became a part of the Junior Staff at BGC of the Sandhills. She credits the Club giving her confindence, leadership skills and a bounding determination . Utley has excelled not only at the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills, but in all areas of her life. She was a member of the National Honor Society, held the position of Public Affairs Officer in Futures Business Leaders of America at Pinecrest, and was a Ruth Pauley Lyceum Scholar. She is currently a senior at East Carolina University majoring in public health and health behaviors and was was elected by her fellow members and executive board of Undergraduate Students National Dental Association (USNDA) as Vice President of the organization..