Blue Heart’s Foundation Breakfast Full of Gold

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By Brian Goodin
Photos by Brian Goodin

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego in Kearny Mesa was the wholesome setting for a fitting breakfast of Champions. Saturday the 14th day of December at 8 a.m. was the 13th Annual Christmas Awards Breakfast, sponsored by Blue Heart Foundation. Founded by Tracey Rondell Morris, who is the Executive Director, this brilliant organization focuses on mentoring at-risk and underserved youth, particularly African Americans. These aspiring youth are college-bound, soon-to-be proud members of our armed forces personnel, or every day productive working individuals in society at large. They are destined for positive things.

“However it goes, this prolific group of mentors aims to help these individuals, ranging in age from 12 to 18 years,” says Stephanie Garcia, Blue Heart Foundation’s Associate Director. Garcia mentioned that the foundation, which was formed in 2013 with only three kids enrolled, now, in 2019, has a junior class in college. These former mentees are soon headed back to the community to help Blue Heart in other “mentorship acquisitions,” she said.

The elegant room was filled to capacity Saturday morning with well dressed community and family members supporting 50 young Blue Heart Foundation honorees who are sure to find success, with each step guided by such a dynamic organization.