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Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County

Proudly serving over 11,000 children and youth in our Clubhouse, athletics, and outreach programs.

Established in 1946.
Our Mission:
"To enable all young people, especiallythose who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens”

Reading help at Whatcom County schools, Boys & Girls Clubs continues despite federal cuts

Bellingham Herald October 6, 2013

When AmeriCorps volunteer Michelle Staggs-Mayfield walked into Roosevelt

Elementary School in Bellingham last week, she was mobbed by a crowd of adoring fans.

The kids already recognize Staggs-Mayfield as someone who's been helping them out with reading at school, and showing them how to make story-related art projects in the afternoons at the Boys & Girls Club.

She's one of six AmeriCorps volunteers that will continue to help Whatcom County schools with literacy programs this year, in coordination with the Boys & Girls Clubs, despite nationwide sequestration that started in March. The scheduled stoppage of federal funding for specific organizations forced some after-school programs like the Washington Reading Corps to shut down for lack of funds.

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To be affordable to all youth, a general Club membership, which runs from June 1st - May 31st, is $30 per child for the program year.
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Our 2013-2014 membership form can be downloaded HERE.
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