The Power of Hope

The WPC Annual Retreat will be in ‘in-person’ this year (see new location below)! We hope you can join us to make connections, learn, and have some fun!

Whatcom Prevention Coalition Annual Retreat

Leading With Hope

August 11, 2022 1:00-3:30pm

Windy Acres Farm (721 Van Wyck Rd. – Bellingham)

This will be an opportunity for social connection, to learn about hope theory and self-regulation, and to participate in some fun activities. We will have some group experiential learning activities with horses. This will be an outdoor event at Windy Acres Farm, so wear casual clothing (no scarves or loose items) and closed toe shoes! If it’s sunny you might want to bring a hat. We are encouraging carpooling where possible to assist with parking. Please arrive up to 15 minutes early to allow for parking and signing in. Some afternoon snacks will be available.

Thanks to Unbridled Spirit for hosting this event. An agenda and more details will be sent prior to the retreat. We look forward to seeing you there!

The WPC Leadership Team

Both In-Person (Kendall Elementary) & Virtual Event

Register to join us online for the panel presentation portion of the event: click here to register.

Kendall Elementary & Virtually (over Zoom)

  • 4pm-6pm & 7pm-7:30pm:
    • Activities & Resources Fair
  • 5pm: Meal
  • 6pm: Panel Presentation:
    • Skills and Resources: Building Blocks of Hope for Families and Youth

Register to join us online for the panel presentation portion of the event: click here to register.

We are looking for people who can help with event set up, tech support, check-in, and event clean up. There is a total of 42 positions available and people can sign up more than one position if they want to. Click here for a link to sign up to volunteer.

Families and children do better when positively connected to one another, neighbors, schools and community. This raises hope and resilience!

Come eat, learn and connect.

  • Hear local youth speak on healthy ways to cope with stress.
  • Learn ways to increase positivity in our lives.
  • Access resources for parenting, and helping youth thrive.
  • Engage in family fun and skill building activities.

Please request reasonable accommodations 72 business hours prior to event. 

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