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Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

South Florida Youth!

Each year April 15 marks the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball in 1947. What barriers have you faced growing up? Share with us through the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest!

Throughout his life Robinson embodied nine values. The Marlins, Major League Baseball, and Scholastic encourage you to demonstrate these values as you face your own challenges:

• courage • persistence • justice
• determination • integrity • commitment
• teamwork • citizenship • excellence

The Breaking Barriers Essay Contest is a chance for students to share their personal stories and how they use Jackie Robinson's values to face their own barriers.

For rules and information on the essay contest visit or e-mail

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