Major League Baseball recognized the Breaking Barriers essay winner, Kayla Savory, prior to Game 2 of the World Series. Breaking Barriers, developed by Jackie Robinson's daughter, Sharon, has reached more than 22 million people. More
Malcolm Venable won the Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life essay contest. The 9-year-old told his story about facing bullying at school due to his stutter. Malcolm said writing the essay "made me feel good about myself that I could do it." More
Ninth-grader Kayla Savory and fourth-grader Malcolm Venable were announced as the winners of the Breaking Barriers essay contest. The winners wrote about overcoming school bullying and growing up in a difficult home environment. More
Sharon Robinson, Jackie Robinson's daughter, shared her family's inspiring tales with students in New Orleans. She was there to help students experience the Breaking Barriers program during the annual MLB Urban Invitational. More
Sharon Robinson spoke to a group of about 50 young girls at the Cincinnati Urban Youth Academy, where she discussed life goals and self expression. Robinson also helped them craft essays for the 2015 Breaking Barriers contest. More
Entries are being accepted through March 13. Students write essays about overcoming obstacles in their own lives through the example set forth by Jackie Robinson. Educators can download materials for the program. More
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