Jason McCourty on his work with Breakthrough Miami

The NFL, players, and clubs created the Inspire Change initiative as part of an ongoing acknowledgement of the ways that systemic racism contributes to barriers to opportunity and equality.

Learn more about the NFL's efforts to create progress in education, economic advancement, community and police relations, and criminal justice reform.

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