Project Mister is based around the idea that education is the cornerstone of success. We believe that with a decent shot at education, a person’s life circumstances can change dramatically. We have seen this through our Project Mister graduates. Some go onto four-year Universities, some go on to vocational schools. Whatever their school of choice, The Breakfast Group is there as a pillar of support.
Students are held to high standards and expected to show up and actively participate in the course. At the end of the year and upon completion of the Project Mister course, students are invited to attend the annual Tie-One-On event. Breakfast Group members volunteer to conduct sessions once a week during the school year. BG members are involved in providing guidance and sharing of personal experiences as motivation to the youth in the program.
The Breakfast Group will hold its Twenty Second (22nd) Annual “Tie-One-On” Luncheon on Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel’s Spanish Ball Room. The Tie One On is A Motivational Speaker and Student Development Event that has served over 1,650 students. The event is co-sponsored by Turner Construction Company and the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. This luncheon continues to serve as a “rite of passage” for approximately 75 young men were selected by school staff for participation. The purpose of the luncheon is to honor the students by pairing each one with a member of the business or professional community, who will act as the student’s host for lunch.
During the luncheon students and mentors will exchange business cards and encourage future contact and assistance with employment opportunities or future education plans. Each student will receive a necktie and a dress shirt, a symbol of passage into adulthood. The “rite of passage” comes when the mentors teach the students how to tie the necktie. This is an important event that provides for respected members of the community to mentor and bond with some of these young men.
The Breakfast Group will sponsor its Nineteenth Annual “All Achievers Awards Banquet” on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center at Rainier Beach High School, where we honored 72 predominantly African-American high school students who have made significant improvements and achievements in their academic and community lives.
We continue to focus on students who are at a critical junction in their lives and have chosen the right path. They have made meaningful improvements during the 2012-2013 school year in academic excellence, extracurricular activities, community/church involvement, and leadership experiences. These students, in many cases, are not necessarily honor roll students, but rather students who have taken positive steps toward achieving their full potential.
University of Washington president Michael K. Young met with members of the Breakfast Group on Jan. 12, a local organization of African-American business and professional men who gather monthly. President Young met with many of these influential community leaders for the first time in January. Notable UW alumni with the Breakfast Group include Larry Gossett, [...]
December 30,2012 The Breakfast Group P.O. Box 22056 Seattle, WA 98122-0056 Dear Breakfast Group, I am writing to again thank you for your generous $1,000.00 Scholarship and to also give you an update on my progress in school so far this year. Being a recipient of the 2012 All Achievers Don Briscoe Memorial Scholarship Award [...]
Wow! What an amazing meeting we had. We hosted Seattle School’s Superintendent Joes Banda and Dept. of Corrections, Sue Rahr. Banda Focusing on our struggling kids of color. Closing the opportunity divide. Rahr Changing the police culture from the inside out
We would like to officially welcome you to the New Breakfast Group Website! It has been a long time coming! It’s about time the most well-know and well-respected organization in Seattle gets an online face lift. The Breakfast Group have been mentoring Seattle’s youth and giving out scholarships since 1976. We want you to help us [...]