WASHINGTON - The legendary Jackie Robinson is remembered for breaking the color barrier in baseball.
Now, his daughter Sharon works to keep his spirit alive with the "Breaking Barriers Educational Program."
The program is designed to teach young students about the obstacles Jackie Robinson faced as a player.
Sharon is also the author of "The Hero Two Doors Down."
"It's actually a program where kids learn about barriers or obstacles in general. Then they have to apply it to their own life. We give them values I associate with my dad's success on and off the field as strategies to overcome their barriers," Sharon said. The children then write essays – they get nearly 20,000 each year.
Sharon will be visiting the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy on Thursday. Get more here: http://www.nationalsacademy.org.
Student can enter the Breaking Barriers essay contest until March 14. Enter here: http://www.scholastic.com/BreakingBarriers/Teachers/