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 & leadership.

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

Virtual Gala & Auction Has Record-Breaking Community Support

Our third virtual Inspire Higher Dreams Gala & Auction on April 29th had record-breaking results! In total, the community and our event sponsors raised a staggering $383,516 - the highest amount that we have ever raised at a virtual event! We are deeply humbled by...

Your Week to Give From the Heart

The second Your Week to Give From the Heart will be happening this year from February 13 – 18, 2022. This virtual event will feature a week-long auction full of exciting items and a matching gift from a generous community member. We can't wait for you to join us in...

Second Step Focuses on Social-Emotional Learning

Due to the upheaval of the pandemic for our youth, their levels of anxiety, stress, and depression have significantly increased. We have invested in the Second Step program - a curriculum specifically designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of young people. For many...

2021 Virtual All County Breakfast Met With Outstanding Support

The annual All County Breakfast was held virtually again this year on Thursday, November 4th. From the comfort of their homes, guests watched the Good Morning Whatcom show hosted by CEO Heather Powell and CDO Sara Maloney. Featured stories included the Junior Staff...

Introducing Project L.A.N.E.

Project L.A.N.E. is a dynamic initiative that launched in June and will be offered at our Clubhouses year-round. It will demonstrate how eating right, keeping fit, and forming positive relationships adds up to an overall healthy lifestyle. There are three components...

Virtual Inspire Higher Dreams Gala & Auction Met with Great Success

Our second virtual Inspire Higher Dreams Gala & Auction was a great success this year! In addition to a one hour livestream hosted by CEO Heather Powell and CDO Sara Maloney, there was a live and silent auction that provided opportunities to bid on unique and...

Inaugural “Your Week to Give From the Heart” Raises $52,131

What an amazing week of giving!  Our first “Your Week to Give From the Heart” virtual fundraiser & auction had great success, raising $52,131 for our local kids. A heartfelt thanks to our committed corporate sponsors, hardworking committee members, generous...

Virtual All County Breakfast Turned Out A Record-Breaking Result

We held the Virtual All County Breakfast presented by Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery on November 5th, 2020. Guests tuned in from the safety of their own home for our morning program, Good Morning Whatcom, hosted by Heather Powell, CEO, and Sara Maloney, CDO. Headlines...

21st Virtual All County Breakfast

We are taking our 21st Annual All County Breakfast virtual! Join us for a morning of fun, kid performances, and more! You will have the option of having a “breakfast box” for two safely delivered to your door to enjoy during the event.  Date: November 5th, 2020 Time:...

Introducing Project Connect

We're open and doing Whatever It Takes for the 2020/2021 School Year! Project Connect is our fall programming option for Whatcom County. It features all-day care that is divided into two sections: assistance with virtual school, and accredited Boys & Girls Clubs...