In September, the San Francisco 49ers partnered with Ashay By The Bay as their book Vendor for their Annual Read for Justice Program. This program teaches youth "justice" with lessons on tolerance, inclusion, equity and promotes diversity. This year they captured this message in the book “Just Ask” by Associate Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor. Through this program they reached 3100 Second Grade students from Oakland Unified Schools District.
Here are the highlights of the day spent at Levi’s Stadium and the community classroom they created for the second grade students at Piedmont Elementary School. Defensive linemen Nick Bosa and Javon Kinlaw, tight end George Kittle, running back Jordan Mason, linebacker Curtis Robinson and offensive linemen Matt Pryor and Leroy Watson IV joined in on the 49ers EDU lesson where they worked with students to answer questions such as "What is justice?" and "What makes you special?". They also spent time with the students and created paper plants that symbolized their uniqueness.
After the 49ers EDU lesson, students did the Read Aloud which was led by the 49ers Defensive lineman Arik Armstead, a three-time 49ers Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee. He was joined by teammates Arik Armstead, and T.Y. McGill and they participated in discussions with the students. The students asked a lot of questions and enjoyed the lessons and all the attention and from the 49ers. This event was presented by Newfront. Here’s the recap Article, Video and Gallery