MAD-HOPE Presenters smile for a photo after their presentation.

MAD–HOPE, (Making a Difference—Helping Other People Everywhere) Youth Suicide Prevention Project

For the past three years, the Whatcom County Health Department and the Whatcom Prevention Coalition have partnered with Bellingham Public Schools in order to provide youth suicide prevention workshops throughout the county. The workshop, MAD–HOPE, (Making a Difference—Helping Other People Everywhere) Youth Suicide Prevention Project, was developed by a group of more than 60 people. The MAD–HOPE workshop is…

A PreK student plays with a number rack toy built by Squalicum students.

Squalicum Students Build Number Racks for PreK Students

Manufacturing students from Squalicum High School worked in teams to design and fabricate 3D number racks for developmental preschool classrooms around Bellingham Public Schools. In total, 14 five-bead racks and 10 seven-bead racks were created using CAD software, 3D printers, laser engravers, wood and non-toxic paint. Special education preschool teachers were in need of math materials that mirror the…