On Tuesday, May 24 Robinson Canó and the Seattle Mariners visited Concord International Elementary School in Seattle's South Park neighborhood. Robbie's RC22 Foundation is the team sponsor at Concord. Cano is the first athlete in City Year history to be a team sponsor!
During his visit, Robbie met with AmeriCorps members and spoke with students. Concord is a dual language school and the entire visit was conducted in both English and Spanish. He showcased his passion for supporting youth by addressing a group of students, the League of Leaders and Positive Pumas, who have worked as peer mediators and developed leadership skills at Concord. His grace and humor with the students proved what a great role model he is for the youth of Seattle.
City Year AmeriCorps member, Gabie Rosas, shared. "I thought it was really cool for our students to hear a big star like Canó speak about the importance of education, and for them to hear that he cares about them and their school."
The Seattle Mariners hosted their DREAM Team school assembly. Mariners players were on-hand to deliver the importance of the DREAM Team principles: staying Drug-free, Respect for yourself and others, Education through reading, Attitude, and Motivation.
City Year Seattle is honored to partner with Robinson Canó , RC22 Foundation and the Seattle Mariners, who truly embody City Year's value in belief in the power of young people.
From left: Robbie gets his very own Red Jacket, enjoys a lighthearted moment, and takes a selfie with two 3rd grade students.
From left: AmeriCorps members participate in a roundtable, Robbie and Principal Norma Zavala address a group of students and he takes part in a school-wide assembly
From left: Robbie with students, Team Leader, Bryan Garcia and Principal Zavala lead a panel discussion, and Robbie watches a Mariners' highlight reel with Concord students.
All photos provided by Joshua Lewis at Seattle Refined