Our Mission Statement

Home Port Learning Center is a transitional education program serving at-risk youth of Whatcom County.  Through experiential learning, students acquire academic, vocational and work readiness skills.  We are committed to the preservation of our maritime heritage, environment, and the well-being of our community. 

Love Home Port? Every dollar donated makes for smoother sailing! No amount is too small and 100% is reinvested into the school. Thank you!


Home Port: Who We Are and What We Do:
Thank you to Scott Williams and all those who helped on this endeavor

WOW! The wonderful people at Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods and Hardware Sales made our month with belated Xmas gifts. X4 DeWalt 18v Drill/Driver sets and X4 DeWalt Orbital Sanders. These were all donated to Home Port, alongside a pizza party set up by Erin Baker and supplied with pizzas donates from McKays Taphouse and Pizzeria. It was an incredible day and we can’t say enough good things about you all. Thank you so very much! Now we have to get to putting these shiny new tools to work!

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“I wasn’t really going to school until I found Home Port.  The staff gave me a chance to show my full potential and prove to others and myself I am somebody.  I wanted my GED but in the beginning I was far from getting it. After one year, I have done a complete 180-degree turn around and now I am taking my last GED test.  I have completed probation and I have been sober for seven months.  Home Port has broadened my horizon by giving me skills I will use the rest of my life…”     – Former Home Port Student

Organization Background
In 1993 the Juvenile Court of Whatcom County discovered that 55% of the 287 juvenile offenders that year were not enrolled in school.  Home Port Learning Center opened its doors in 1994 in response to this strong community need to provide teens a way off the streets and back into school.
Home Port offers a unique learning environment that serves at-risk youth in our community.  We provide students with a second chance, as many of them are unable to meet expectations of public schools.  It is not uncommon for our students to come from difficult backgrounds containing violence, truancy, and drug use.  However, at Home Port students receive the individualized attention they need and deserve to attain personal and academic achievement.  We have an 85% average success rate, as these students transition back to public school, receive their GED, move forward in continuing education or gain employment.
We are looking forward to a successful 19th year serving the at-risk youth of Whatcom County.

Help keep our school open to the at-risk of Whatcom County

Home Port Learning Center will gladly accept your donation of cash or other items!
Call the school for details. 715-8860.

Home Port Learning Center – 707 Astor St. – Bellingham, WA 98225

We are a 501(c)3 organization.