Educators Breaking Boundaries Award

In honor of Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day on April 15th, 2017, TALB and Security Benefit have partnered together to create an award recognizing two Long Beach educators who have broken barriers either personally and/or with students while embodying at least 5 of Jackie Robinson’s Nine Core Values of courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment, and excellence.

Two recipients will receive an honorary plaque award, a Jackie Robinson Dodger Jersey #42 with the recipient’s name printed on the back, recognized at a private ceremony at Dodger Stadium, and invited to watch the Dodgers vs. Giants game in one of two exclusive club suites with fellow TALB members on April 15th, 2017.

Nominations of TALB members that fit the criteria can be submitted by fellow TALB members, parents, or members of the community.  TALB members can self-nominate. The nomination deadline is March 24, 2017.

Read about the 2016 award recipients here.


Nominator's Info
Your information
Nominee's Info
Information on the person you are nominating.
Jackie Robinson's nine core values
Please choose at least FIVE (5) of Jackie's Nine below and describe how the nominee has demonstrated an embodiment of that value. (Judging criteria: 50% overall for this section.)

**If you would like to submit photos or other supporting materials for your nomination, you may send them to

**Nominations will be reviewed by a judging panel comprised of representatives of Security Benefit, TALB, and LBUSD who will each evaluate and score the above responses up to a total of 100 points.  The top two scoring nominees will be selected to receive the awards. Award recipients will be notified by March 31, 2017. Award presentation at Dodger Stadium (private ceremony) will be on April 15, 2017 (evening).

**For questions, send email to