youth-led prevention clubs

Whatcom Prevention Coalition supports youth efforts to provide prevention education and fun activities in schools located in Whatcom County. Below are the groups we assist at this time; check out the awesome projects our Whatcom County youth are involved in and passionate about! For more information, or any questions, please contact the club advisor through phone or email, and be sure to become a fan of your favorite clubs on Facebook!

 

M.A.D. – H.O.P.E.

Bellingham High School

The Make A Difference – Helping Other People Everywhere (M.A.D.  –  H.O.P.E.) groups in Bellingham High School work to help students understand social norms when it comes to drinking and other substance use and abuse. MAD-HOPE works to break down stigmas surrounding suicide. This group has worked with students who care about one another and who are willing to help in times of need.
Contact Information
Advisor: Jeff McKenna
Email: Jeff.Mckenna@bellinghamschools.org

 

Blaine School District

Contact Information
Advisor: Ms. Jessie Burton
Email: jburton@webmail.blainesd.org

 

Ferndale High School

Contact Information
Advisor: Kelsey Ottum
Email: Kelsey.Ottum@ferndalesd.org

 

S.O.C.K. Club
Lynden High School

The S.O.C.K. Club (Serving Our Community with Kindness) strives to make their community a better place to live. While the club has a strong empahsis on community service, they also work hard to promote drug and alcohol-free lifestyles among thier peers.
Contact Information
Advisor: Deb Harris
Email: HarrisD@lynden.wednet.edu

 

Squalicum Health Alliance

Squalicum High School

The Squalicum Health Alliance works to help students make healthy decisions in their lives when it comes to substance use. The Health Alliance has taken part in events that focus on distracted driving awareness, community service in Whatcom County, the dangers of alcohol to youth and the prevelance of smoking at the Lynden Fair.
Contact Information
Advisor: Kathie Peterson
Email: Kathleen.Peterson@bellinghamschools.org

 

Windward High School

Youth at Windward High School have been working hard to promote positive social norming at their school. Their goal is to change the school climate and image of their school to one of pride, hard work, and opportunity.
Contact Information
Advisor: Nina Page
Email: Nina.Page@ferndalesd.org

 

G3 – Grizzlies Gettin’ Gritty

Fairhaven Middle School

G3, AKA Grizzlies Gettin’ Gritty, is a group of students working to prevent the use of drugs and alcohol at Fairhaven Middle School. In their first year they hosted a variety of events including Kick Butts Day, movie nights, and creating a strong social norming campaign. They ended the year with a school-wide assembly about the dangers of drug and alcohol use for teens.  Recently, G3 hosted a very successful Natural High Carnival encouraging their classmates have fun with each other through healthy activities and staying away from drugs and alcohol.
Contact Information
Advisor: Beth Bacon
Email: Beth.Bacon@bellinghamschools.org

 

Horizon/Vista Natural High Club

Horizon Middle School and Vista Middle School

The Horizon Natural High Club is a group working to prevent the use of drugs and alcohol, and to raise awareness about bullying. Natural High is also about reaching your goals – in other words, achieving what you want, and obtaining your “natural high.” You can reach your natural high by abstaining from drugs or alcohol, and that one simple thing can help you reach your goals. We love Horizon and Vistas’ Natural High Clubs! Contact Information
Advisor: Terry Saunders
Email: Terrill.Saunders@ferndalesd.org

 

Shuksan Prevention Squad

Shuksan Middle School

The Shuksan Prevention Crew is a group working to prevent the use of drugs and alcohol among middle school students. In a school where substances were used quite often, students in this club have helped reduce the rate of substance use among their peers, and have created positive messages to empower students to choose to abstain from using substances.
Contact Information
Advisor:

 

Lummi Leadership Team

Lummi Nation School

The Lummi Leadership Team recently used some of what they learned at the Youth Matter Leadership Retreat during a Veteran’s Day program at their school. They’re a newly formed team of 6th graders with a lot of energy and ideas about how they can positively impact their school and community.
Advisor: Rudy Vendiola
Email: Rudy.Vendiola@ferndalesd.org

 

Teen Council

Planned Parenthood

Teen Council is a peer education program that equips young people to be effective sexual health educators and social justice advocates in their community. The Teen Council went on a trip to Washington D.C. last fall.
Contact Information
Advisor: Clint Weckerly
Email: education@mbpp.org

 

Prevention Intervention Contacts

 

Mt. Baker School District

Contact Information
Advisor: Toby Marston, Prevention Intervention
Email: TMarston@mtbaker.wednet.edu

 

Meridian High School

Contact Information
Advisor: Katie Miller, Prevention Intervention
Email: KMiller@Meridian.wednet.edu

 

Nooksack School District

Contact Information
Advisor: Katie Miller, Prevention Intervention
Email: Katie.Miller@nv.k12.wa.us

 

Sehome High School

Contact Information
Advisor: Trevor Aerts, Prevention Intervention
Email: Trevor.Aerts@bellinghamschools.org