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SF Giants player Austin Jackson to teach students importance of education

Media Advisory


Students from Lafayette Elementary will be joined by San Francisco Giants player Austin Jackson for an end-of-year celebration to emphasize the importance of studying math while pursuing their athletic dreams, as part of an event planned by student athletes from Washington High's Athletes In Math Succeed (AIMS) program.

Friday, April 27 / 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Lafayette Elementary School / 4545 Anza St.
Media, please RSVP to Laura Dudnick at

Meeting a role model who pursued their dreams all the way to the Major Leagues can have a profound impact on students. This event is meant to show students that working hard in school is crucial to becoming a professional athlete, or following any other career path they choose.
Austin Jackson, who joined the Giants earlier this year, will take part in activities with elementary and high school students, and make a speech on how to "Stick with it!"

Washington High's AIMS program, founded in 2006, inspires high school student athletes to undertake advanced math and to serve as mentors for elementary students from Lafayette, and become positive adult leaders in their communities.

Page updated on 04/26/18