The Breakfast Group — the oldest non-fraternity African American men’s group in the Northwest, which mentors and helps young African American men develop life skills – recently named Danny Law as their first Frank Jones Memorial Scholar. Sponsored by Horizon House, an active retirement community on First Hill, the scholarship fund will provide Law, a graduating senior from Seattle’s Cleveland High School who plans to attend the University of Oregon in the fall, $1,000 for each of his four years in school.
“Danny has been a successful student, persevering over his time at Cleveland despite some challenges, including COVID,” said Dr. James Carter, executive director of Project Mister for The Breakfast Group. “Our review found him to be an outstanding applicant and deserving of this honor.”
The Horizon House Board of Trustees approved the financial award to honor the legacy of Jones, an active former resident, as an ongoing commitment between the Horizon House and The Breakfast Group.
“Frank was a great educator and communicator,” said Dr. George Counts, a resident and member of the Horizon House Board. “He used those skills to urge White resident colleagues at [Horizon House] to examine the possible existence of their own implicit bias. Using Layla F. Saad’s book, Me and White Supremacy as a guide, he fostered a series of discussion groups among them.”
Counts recently presented the scholarship award to Law at the Breakfast Group’s Annual All-Achievers celebration. The Breakfast Group is active with students at five Seattle area high schools: Cleveland, Franklin, Rainier Beach, Garfield, and Kentlake. Project Mister mentors volunteer at these schools to provide a role-model’s presence throughout the year.