Our Impact


At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County our targeted programs and Club Experience help young people build the foundation to succeed in school and beyond.

 

Our Formula for Impact is a roadmap to help ensure that members achieve the priority outcomes of academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character & citizenship.

COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

CLUB SOLUTION

Community Challenge

How do we ensure a prosperous future for youth when they are likely to earn just $16,000-$25,000 in Whatcom County without a high school diploma?

Club Solution

  • 1,669 members participated in different Academic Success programs
  • 1,550 members participated in STEM programs
  • 4 Clubs provide daily opportunities for homework assistance

participated in different Academic Success programs

participated in STEM programs

Clubs provide daily opportunities for homework assistance

COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

CLUB SOLUTION

Community Challenge

How do we provide spaces for growth and opportunity when 42% of Whatcom County households are struggling to afford basic needs?

Club Solution

  • 40 members participated in Junior Staff program
  • 151 members participated in community service projects
  • 790 youth participated in Triple Play games

participated in Junior Staff program

participated in community service projects

participated in Triple Play games

COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

CLUB SOLUTION

Community Challenge

How do we teach kids the importance of nutrition when 76% of Whatcom County 8th graders eat less than five fruits or vegetables daily?

Club Solution

  • 52,604 nutritious meals served
  • 848 Club members participated in Healthy Lifestyles programming
  • 614 Club members participated in Positive Action programming

nutritious meals served

club members participated in Healthy Lifestyles programming

club members participated in Positive Action programming

Reimagine Higher Dreams Virtual Gala is Met with Outstanding Community Support

Although our annual Gala looked very different this year, the generous support from our guests remained the same. Hosted on a virtual platform live-streamed from the Silver Reef Casino Resort, this year’s Gala featured an array of exciting live & silent auction...

Summer Camp 2020

The Bellingham, Blaine, and Ferndale Clubhouses are preparing to re-open their doors for Summer Camp 2020. To register your child, please visit the Parent Portal:...

COVID-19 Updates

All four Clubhouses (Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale and Lynden) are currently closed due to the COVID-19 virus. We encourage everyone to stay home and stay safe. For more information, please visit our Parent Portal here. Check out our Virtual Club...

Summer Camp 2020

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County for ten weeks of fun and engaging activities. Each week will follow a consistent theme at every Clubhouse. Check out our exciting summer...

Bourbon Street Bingeaux

We let the good times roll at our first fundraising event of the year! Our 6th annual Bourbon Street Bingeaux was a jazzy evening full of laughs, prizes, and six rounds of bingo. 200 guests filled the Bellingham Clubhouse to win big and support our kids. Because of...

Youth of the Year Celebratory Dinner

Our annual Youth of the Year celebratory dinner was held on January 28th at our Ferndale Clubhouse. The event is a culmination of a months-long journey for our candidates on their quest to win their local competition. Our Junior Youth of the Year contestants were...

Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive Delivers 1,200 Books for The Clubs

We were fortunate enough to be the recipient of Barnes & Noble’s holiday book drive. This year, our local store collected over 1,200 donated books for our four Clubhouses! These new books will provide a much needed refresh for the Clubhouses’ libraries in 2020....

Bellingham Clubhouse Hosts STEM Lab Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On December 10th, 2019, the Bellingham Clubhouse unveiled our brand new STEM lab with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Community members and business representatives attended the celebration of the new state-of-the-art STEM lab, made possible by a Phillips 66 grant that...

New Ferndale STEM Lab Hosts a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The time has finally come! We celebrated the grand opening of our brand new STEM lab in the Ferndale Clubhouse with a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony on October 8th, 2019. Elected officials, community members, and business representatives came out to celebrate our...

UPS Foundation Awards Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County $25,000 Grant

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County received a $25,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS. The grant will be used toward funding literacy programs and STEM sessions to all members of the...