Whatcom Family Community Network helps build community so youth and families thrive.

Balancing Hope & Concern: Addressing Substance Use to Keep Our Kids Safe, Healthy and Connected, May 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mount Baker High School Cafeteria. Come meet the Mount Baker Community Coalition and One Baker Voice Youth for training, data and conversations that can help us move toward a better future in the East Whatcom area. This “Town Hall” gathering will offer a Narcan training by local community health professionals, an opportunity to look at a few data points of the 2023 Health Youth Survey and other substance use data to help us better understand what is going well, and what concerns we need to focus on with prevention-based goals, strategies and action. We anticipate the availability of a limited supply of Narcan as well as safe storage bags to be on site. Please come to learn, think and create hope for our community as we prevent youth substance use and promote mental wellbeing. Don’t know Mount Baker Community Coalition? Join Us! Visit https://wfcn.org/mbcommunitycoalition/

‐ 2024-MBCC-Town-Hall-05.21.pdf

Heads Up! Applications for the Summer Youth Prevention Fellowship: Learn, Serve and Earn will open in mid-May through early June. If you live within the Mount Baker School District service area and are ages 14 to 18 years old–think about this opportunity! Do you have interest to gain leadership skills, engage in community service to enhance your resume and college scholarship applications and/or a curiosity about the professional fields of prevention science. behavioral health, psychology or community health? Maybe you just want something interesting to do this summer and earn a little money? There are limited slots available. Twelve youth will be selected to participate based on your interest and availability to participate in the entire program. Currently dates are expected to be July 29 through August 9. Each student selected as a “Fellow” can earn up to $500–depending on your contributions and attendance. Application information will be found on the Mount Baker Community Coalition website as soon as it is released. Flyers will be disseminated in the community soon. For more information email: mbcoalition@wfcn.org

WFCN mission and purpose

Promote the well-being of children, youth, and families by convening and supporting communities to build their capacity.

WFCN networks for collective action on issues that matter; to develop community capacity through prevention strategies, such as leadership and skill development and increasing healthy activities to reduce substance abuse and other harmful behavior.



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