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For youth who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, access to education and employment are key to providing pathways towards independence and thriving.


Employment & Education services at NWYS provides in-person or remote support and community resource referrals so that youth may explore, identify, and achieve their goals in these areas.

E&E is not accepting volunteers at this time, but please stay tuned for further developments. 



Whatcom Education & Employment Coordinator

M/T/W (10a-3p)

F (10a-12p)


Call or Text

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1:1 Support

In both Whatcom and Skagit counties, youth are able to connect 1:1 in person or remotely with an education and employment coordinator to build a plan that focuses on their individual goals.


For employment goals this can include:​

For education goals this can include

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Youth Jobs (Whatcom)

Through our County-funded Youth Jobs service, youth are matched with an employer in the community where they apply and interview for short-term (1-3 months) paid job training opportunities. Youth wages are subsidized by Northwest Youth Services (100% @ current WA minimum wage). During the training period, the NWYS employment coordinator remains in communication with the site supervisor as needed and continues to work with youth to use their current skills, experience, and references to secure long-term employment in the community.


NWYS is proud to work with our excellent local Youth Jobs partners:​

If you are a local business or non-profit in Bellingham that is interested hiring a youth directly or learning more about participating in Youth Jobs please complete the form below or contact Barry MacHale, at (360) 746-4073 or

Hire A Youth (Bellingham)
Is the workplace accessible by public transit?
Position type
Age requirements
Additional requirements

Thanks for considering a youth employee!

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