The Breaking Barriers Essay Contest is a chance for diverse students in grade 4–9 to share their personal stories and show how they use Jackie Robinson’s values to face their own barriers. To enter, students must write an essay about a barrier they have faced and explain how they used one or more of Jackie Robinson’s nine values to face this barrier. Robinson’s values include: citizenship, commitment, courage, determination, excellence, integrity, justice, persistence, and teamwork.
Each essay must include the student’s name and grade, their teacher’s name, school name, and the city and state in which the school resides.
Contest Deadline to apply is March 14, 2017. Click here for more information.