The nationwide program instructs 4th – 8th grade students on how to use these nine values to face and overcome the barriers in their lives.At the heart of the program is the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest.The contest is based on the values exemplified by the life of Jackie Robinson, the first black man to play in Major League Baseball in 1947.
The nationwide program instructs 4th – 8th grade students on how to use these nine values to face and overcome the barriers in their lives.At the heart of the program is the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest.
This contest gives students the opportunity to share stories about barriers they have faced in their lives.
From LD On Line: Jack, a sixth grade middle school student with ADD, wrote this essay and won the 2007 Breaking Barriers Essay Contest.
One of them is to keep a special journal with me all the time to write down things like what homework I have and when things are due. Turns out, he was a great man who had to overcome one of the worst things there is, racism.
He did it using the values of courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment, and excellence.
He met Charlie Blackmon and It was an honor to spend time Sharon Robinson and Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life Essay Contest Grand Prize winner Jesse Quist.
We had a special night at the game last night and visit to Cheyenne South High School today.
It begins with loving ourselves and striving toward excellence in everything we do.
It continues with self confidence that’s gained from each small victory; and the strength that is gathered with each challenge.-Sharon Robinson In Sports, In Life was created and developed by Major League Baseball and Scholastic Inc. Breaking Barriers teaches students the characteristics and values that Jackie Robinson exhibited in his life.
Since its inception in 1997, Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life has reached more than 34 million children and 4.6 million educators in the continental United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
The Breaking Barriers essay contest asks students in fourth through ninth grade to submit an essay about barriers or obstacles they have faced or are still facing in their lives, and how they dealt with these obstacles using the values demonstrated by Jackie Robinson.