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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Here at the Boys & Girls Clubs we like to celebrate successes big and small. Next time your in a Clubhouse check out our wall of fame to see what great things we "catch" our members doing! ... See MoreSee Less

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"Will you be the ONE to help me ride my bike?" Some kids learn how to ride their bike for the first time at the Clubs; a skill they didn't have the chance to master anywhere else. You can be the ONE to provide a child with the opportunity to learn a new skill they can use all their 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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*RAIN GUTTER REGATTA CHALLENGE* Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, Bellingham Branch participated in the Raingutter Regatta Challenge last week and boy, did they handle the challenge with DETERMINATION! Club members started by drawing blueprints of their boats, with each boat required to have a sail and be a certain length and width, so as to fit inside the "rain gutter". After submitting a materials list and reasoning as to why their design would be successful, the kids got to work creating their design from the blueprint using rulers, glue, tape and recyclable materials! Finally, each design was put to the test, and sometimes, sent back to the drawing board for redesigns. The teen Club members were great supporters of the Regatta races, helping Club members test their theories and helping with the time trials for the Club members. Congratulations to Emily P and Shailoh B (not pictured) for taking 1st and 2nd place in overall time! Pictured here is Reilly B, who took 3rd in overall time! Congratulations to all 75 of our Rain Gutter Regatta participants! Your enthusiasm and tenacity made the regatta a regaling success! ... See MoreSee Less

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Lynden Clubhouse teens had an AMAZING time touring UW and the Mariners game! Thank you Boys & Girls Club for this opportunity of inspiration and fun!! Go Mariners!! (4 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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The Seattle Mariners welcomed the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County, Lynden Branch members out to the ballpark yesterday. Club members were excited to get to see a live MLB game! Have you been down to a game yet this season? #GoMariners ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know? Juvenile crime escalates between 3 PM and 7 PM, when kids are left unsupervised and without engaging and positive activities. You can be the one to give kids a place to go with their friends where they can learn and grow, all while staying out of trouble. ... See MoreSee Less

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Everyday is an adventure full of new and exciting experiences at the Boys & Girls Clubs! Members at the Ferndale Clubhouse had a great time with a little impromptu piano playing with the local Chief of Police. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today, only 27% of women hold jobs in the computer science field. The problem in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Mathematics) industry is that young girls are rarely encouraged to pursue careers in math and science. This week at the Blaine Branch, Wendy Lawrence, a retired NASA astronaut, spent the afternoon launching rockets with the members. The purpose of an event like this is to spark interest, especially for young women, in these subjects. The Club is focused on creating change and believes that even the smallest events can have the greatest impacts on our girls' futures! ... See MoreSee Less

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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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