Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebrations: Sharon Robinson

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The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center hosts Sharon Robinson, daughter of sports and civil rights legend Jackie Robinson as keynote for the annual MLK celebration, including a special tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Sharon Robinson is the educational consultant for Major League Baseball. She manages Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life
a baseball-themed national character education curriculum that helps empower students to face obstacles in their lives. The program includes a national essay contest for students in grades 4-9 and throughout MLB's RBI program. Each year, thousands of students write an essay about how they used the values demonstrated by Jackie Robinson to overcome their challenges. Essay winners are celebrated in their schools and in Major League ballparks. Since 1997, the program has reached over 22 million students and 2.9 million educators.

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