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.
Advisor: Jeff McKenna
Blaine School District
Advisor: Jessie Burton
Ferndale High School
Advisor: Kelsey Ottum
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 emphasis on community service, they also work hard to promote drug and alcohol-free lifestyles among their peers.
Advisor: Deb Harris
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 prevalance of smoking at the Lynden Fair.
Advisor: Kathie Peterson
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.
Advisor: Nina Page
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.
Advisor: Beth Bacon
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
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.
Advisor: Kelly Giles
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
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.
Advisor: Clint Weckerly
Prevention Intervention Contacts
Mt. Baker School District
Advisor: Toby Marston, Prevention Intervention
Meridian High School
Advisor: Katie Miller, Prevention Intervention
Nooksack School District
Advisor: Alia Marshall, Prevention Intervention
Sehome High School
Advisor: Meghan Lever Prevention Intervention