2018 Sprint Fund Campaign
Over the past 40 years, the Breakfast Group has endeavored to create and sustain positive impacts in transforming the lives of young men of color and their families, in this community through Education, Mentoring, Advocacy, and Access to Economic and Business Development Resources. The Breakfast Group adopted the Project M.I.S.T.E.R.™ (Male Involvement & Service To Encourage Responsibility) program 30 years ago to provide interaction opportunities between successful, professional African American adult males and at-risk, African-American high school youth.
Why We Are Asking For Your Support?
The Breakfast Group's Project M.I.S.T.E.R.™ (BGPM) program is school-based and operates in Garfield, Franklin, Cleveland, and Rainier Beach High Schools. A Breakfast Group sponsored instructor is provided at each school site to teach daily classes based on a Seattle Public School District approved curriculum entitled, “Life Skills—Education, Employment, Personal Responsibility”, which was developed by The Breakfast Group. The curriculum meets School District standards, is an elective course, and counts toward the District’s new 24 credit graduation requirements. Demands of us and for our services are increasing, requiring us to step-up our game. In order to do that, the Breakfast Group has embarked on a “Sprint Fund Campaign” to raise a minimum of $250,000 by June 30, 2018.
The funds from this campaign will be used to expand BGPM by converting our current part-time staff to full-time, allowing them more opportunities for engaging with our students, and enriching the scope and delivery of our services.
With Your Help, We Can Do More
Since 1987, we have served over 2,750 high school youth. Students who participate in Project M.I.S.T.E.R.™ are more likely to stay in school, stay out of trouble, and stay on the right path to higher education. Your support is critical to our transformation work with young men of color. Their futures need a boost from caring adults like you!
The Breakfast Group, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We have carried out our mission with three Signature Programs: Project M.I.S.T.E.R.™ and two annual BG events, The Tie-One-On Luncheon, and All Achievers Awards Scholarship Program.
Our members are an inter-generational group of over 70 African-American professional men in such fields as government and politics, law, business, education, finance, medicine, technology, and more. We devote our time, talent, resources, and energy to helping underserved, young men of color who are at-risk of slipping through the cracks of the public school system. We instill the belief that education is a key pathway to purposeful citizenship and economic prosperity.
Please Join our 2018 Sprint Fund Campaign!
P.O. Box 18334
Seattle, WA 98118-0334
Tax ID# 91-1543286