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

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...

Summer Camp Registration is NOW OPEN!

(Click in for a high resolution version) To register your child, please visit the Parent Portal: https://parentportal.whatcomclubs.org/

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...

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: https://parentportal.whatcomclubs.org/

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 here!