Testimonials

The Boys & Girls Club played a significant role in assisting me in moving forward and being successful. With the support and motivation of my foster parent, my teachers, and the staff at the Club, I have transformed into a new person who has the desire and ability to go to college and seek a career in social work.
Kim Hines, Whatcom County 2014 Youth of the Year
“I’ve journeyed through elementary, middle, and high school facing many obstacles. I’m near college graduation and I always credit the Boys & Girls Club for supporting me through my adolescence and as a young adult. I cannot picture where I would be in my life without the life lessons and experiences I’ve gained being a Club member.”
Vang Le, Whatcom County & Washington State 2010 Youth of the Year
“Everything you’ve seen or heard about me began with lessons I learned to live by at the Club.”
“Like many Club alumni, I can honestly say I don’t know where I’d be today without the Club. Thanks to Boys & Girls Clubs from the bottom of my heart, for all you have done for me, and for so many others.”
“I always go back to lessons learned at the Club. We discovered there was something higher than ourselves, and that giving back to others was what really mattered.”

Recent News

  • Read and Succeed!

Read and Succeed!

  • July 21st, 2014

The Bellingham Branch is fighting that sneaky summer learning loss this summer with a program designed to engage youth and adolescents in literacy, math, reading, science and technology – […]

  • A Summer Twist

A Summer Twist

  • July 10th, 2014

In the years past, our Boys & Girls Club members have had the experience of going on daily field trips during our summer program.  This year, our summer program […]

  • 2014 United Together Auction

2014 United Together Auction

  • July 1st, 2014

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County are busy each and everyday with hundreds of youth coming to our Clubhouses, in our gyms and on the fields for […]

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ROLL ON! When the sun comes out, so do the bikes and trikes, scooters and skateboards. Club Members at the Bellingham Branch are learning to be great ROLL Models while on their wheels! Longtime partner, Fanatik Bike Co., helps Club Members practice bike safety three times a week during our “Fanatik Bike Club.” Members learn about the rules of the road, bike control, and road safety. Bikes are provided by the Club, or members can bring their own from home, and of course helmets are a MUST. Members are lucky enough to be able to practice on a safe, paved ¼ mile loop at the neighboring Roosevelt Park. Thank you to Fanatik Bike for supporting bike safety and encouraging Healthy Lifestyles – for all ages! ... See MoreSee Less

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Help us make sure that kids have access to #SummerMeals all summer long! Free lunch and afternoon snacks are available to ANY YOUTH ages 0 to 18 at the Bellingham, Ferndale, and Blaine branches, Monday through Friday! Need more info? Text FOOD to 877-877 to find summer lunch sites near you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Caption contest! Let's see who can come up with the most creative caption for Lynden's Clubhouse kids! Maybe something like.."cooling off during free time with some fun games!" What can you come up with?! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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What a beautiful day for golf! CEO, Heather Powell, and Blaine Branch Director, Joel Todd, are hanging out at the Anvil Corporation golf outing today. We thank Anvil Corporation for selecting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County as the recipient of the proceeds raised today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Smart Girls is a program where girls, 8-17, are given guidance toward healthy lifestyles, attitudes and more. We discuss topics that affect their lives daily, like; depression, divorce, self harm, body image, bullying and trying to being self confident. The girls look forward to their time with caring staff who can help guide them through life's ups and downs. ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you looking for a fun, active program for your 5th-8th graders? Have you considered our Rugby Clinic? This 3 day clinic which runs August 12, 13, 14th will be run by the Chuckanut Bay Rugby Club and will teach Club members the rules of rugby. They will focus on skills, scrimmages and teamwork. This clinic is completely free for Club members! Call the Ferndale Clubhouse today to find out more information or to sign up your child. 360.384.0753 ... See MoreSee Less

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Lynn SchreiberRugby is very physically demanding and a great sport for the kids to learn. Kudos to the Chuckanut Bay Rugby Club for teaching the kids how to play!2   ·  5 days ago

Molly Bagley SimonRachel, Rachael, Kristina, Brooke, Brooke if your kids are looking for something cool to try this might be fun for them!1   ·  5 days ago

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Did you know? Our open tech lab was visited over 5,000 times by 800 Club members last year. You can be the one to give kids access to technology that will help them learn and excel in life. ... See MoreSee Less

With your help we can open the door to thousands of Whatcom County youth who need ONE positive influence in their lives to help make an lasting impact. Will you…

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Lynn SchreiberAll the kids love tech lab!1   ·  5 days ago

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Congratulations to the Bellingham Titans, the 11U Cal Ripken Washington state champions. The Titans have worked hard all year long during preseason, regular season, and now post season tournament play to get this far and take the 11-U Washington State Championship. In the state tournament they were able to go 6-0 beating Othello, North Olympic, Ellensburg, Ferndale, Wenatchee, and Eastmont. The team will head to Meridian, Idaho for the Pacific Northwest Cal Ripken 11-U Regional Tournament to be held July 22-26. Thank you to Coach Damon Miller for helping the boys achieve this GREAT success! Read the Bellingham Herald's article on the winning team here! bit.ly/HeraldTitansArticle ... See MoreSee Less

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Lynn Schreiber, Jacki Cook Rasmussen and 12 others like this

Lynn SchreiberWay to go!! Congratulations!1   ·  5 days ago

Jill Straathof ReidWoo hoo - way to go guys!1   ·  6 days ago

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Do you wonder how the Boy's & Girl's Club can have an impact on your child's life? Meet Kai! Kai has been a member of the Blaine Branch since he was 7. At 18, he now volunteers at the club in hopes of positively impacting our member's lives and creating the same great experience for them. Kai is an awesome example of the way the Club can positively influence your child's life. To read more about his story, visit our July Newsletter! us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=24e2632f9f96f5d660d14d82e&id=107a9d5009&e=%5BUNIQID ... See MoreSee Less

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It's #MentorLoveMonday! Whether a coach, a teacher, a parent, a pastor, we've all had caring, inspiring adults who helped us become the positive, caring, responsible citizens we are today. Boys & Girls Club staff and volunteers serve as mentors and teachers for our Club members every day, encouraging them to achieve, succeed and dream. Who encouraged you to learn and grow? Show them how much they mean to you by tagging them right here <3 #MentorLoveMonday ... See MoreSee Less

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Kayleigh Knapp, Josh Wilund and 7 others like this

Jill Straathof ReidToo many to count! My parents Carole Dillon Straathof and Jack Straathof, teachers like Kathy Reim and Karl Heuterman, and friends/mentors like Debra Lancaster, Christine Hightower Destry, Toni Ruhl, Maggie Potter, Pola Kelley just to name a few!3   ·  1 week ago

Christine Hightower DestryAwww- thanks Jill! I would list you, too!! You so pretty but you so smahht too!! And always a smile and an encouraging and positive outlook to share! Go you!1   ·  1 week ago

Debra LancasterThank you, Jill Straathof Reid!1 week ago

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North Washington Cal Ripken 11-U State Tournament (6 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, Ferndale Branch and Ferndale Cal Ripken Baseball hosts the North Washington Cal Ripken 11-U State Tournament July 9th-13th, 2014.

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Molly Bagley SimonI was down there today and it was so fun! What a great event!2   ·  2 weeks ago

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Have you ever thought about leaving a legacy? Being a mentor? Having an impact? "Being on staff with Boys & Girls club has been so rewarding." says Staff Keoni of our Lynden Unit. "Having the opportunity to be involved in the kids' lives, whether it's for 2 hours in the morning, or all day during summer, Boys & Girls Club has had an impact on my life and I hope to hold a lasting legacy with our kids. When I start the day with kids running up to you wanting to share every little bit of their day, it puts an automatic smile on my face. I am honored to be able to help kids with homework, playing soccer, or being a listening ear, my purpose is to be as intentional as I can because these kids deserve it." ... See MoreSee Less

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