Breaking Barriers Essay contest due March 14

The 2016 MLB Breaking Barriers Essay Contest was open to all students in grades 4 through 9. This was a chance for students to submit an essay about barriers or obstacles they have faced or are currently facing in their lives and how they used the values exemplified by Jackie Robinson (citizenship, commitment, courage, determination, excellence, integrity, justice, persistence and teamwork) to deal with those challenges.

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Raymond Beasley V and Michael Andaloro have been named the two grand prize winners of the national Breaking Barriers Essay Contest, and the two young men will be feted by Major League Baseball and introduced to the world at both the 2014 All-Star Game and the 2014 World Series.

Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

The Merrick fourth-grader, who spent her early years in a Russian orphanage, was one of nine national winners of the Breaking Barriers essay contest, sponsored by Scholastic and to recognize students who overcome barriers in the manner of Robinson.

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At the heart of the program is the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest. The contest gives students in grades 4–9 the opportunity share personal stories where they used Jackie’s values to overcome and face life’s barriers. For entry information on the contest please . The deadline for the contest is March 14th, 2016.From LD OnLine: Jack, a sixth grade middle school student with ADD, wrote this essay and won the 2007 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. LD OnLine presents this essay to its readers as a model of self-determination. There are also some tips to help students with ADD focus at school.Major League Baseball's Breaking Barriers Youth Essay Contest is back underway. Entries are being accepted through March 13 for Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life, the educational program operated by Major League Baseball and Scholastic that began in 1997 and has taught 22 million young students about the obstacles faced by Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson as he broke baseball's color barrier in 1947.Kailani, a Junior Raiderette and 5th grader, participated in Major League Baseball’s Breaking Barriers Essay Contest in which students were asked to write about a barrier they faced in their lives and how they were able to overcome it. The contest, facilitated by each of MLB’s teams, drew on Jackie Robinson’s courage and ability to overcome MLB’s color barrier and Kailani’s essay focused on her experience as a Junior Raiderette.
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Breaking Barriers Essay Contestis a chance for students to share

Each year April 15 marks the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball in 1947. Honoring this important event, the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest is a chance for diverse students across the country to share their personal stories and how they use Jackie Robinson’s nine values to face their own barriers.

Kendal Young, 11, is one of two grand prize winners in the national Breaking Barriers Essay Contest, beating out about 17,000 other entries.

Jackie Robinson Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

Since its inception in 1997, Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life has reached more than 22 million children and 2.9 million educators in the continental United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Breaking Barriers essay contest asks students in grades four through nine to submit an essay about barriers or obstacles they have faced or are still facing in their lives, and how they overcame these obstacles using the values demonstrated by Jackie Robinson: commitment, citizenship, courage, determination, excellence, justice, persistence, teamwork and integrity.

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A dyslexic student is a top winner of the Jackie Robinson Breaking Barriers essay contest.

BREAKING BARRIERS ESSAY CONTEST FOR GRADES 4-8

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. Go below to read the 2016 KPBS San Diego Finalists!