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Educational Programs

Education and literacy are at the forefront of the Phillies' community efforts. Using baseball to teach in fun and innovative ways, the Phillies have developed programs and partnered with various organizations to provide teachers, students and parents exciting ways to enhance the learning experience.

Learn below how you can take advantage of a variety of free Phillies educational programs.

BE A PHANATIC ABOUT READING

Be a Phanatic About Reading presented by Comcast encourages students in grades K-8 to read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day to improve literacy skills. Registrants receive pencils, bookmarks and posters to use as incentives. Top performing classrooms could receive a literacy visit from the Phanatic!

For information on how to register, email community@phillies.com.

TEACHER WORKSHOP

On Monday, May 9, the Phillies will host their annual Teacher Workshop. Held at Citizens Bank Park from 4:30-6:00 p.m., the Workshop will help teachers integrate the 2016 Educational Pamphlet into their classroom. Educators will receive copies of the pamphlet for their classrooms at the Workshop.

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EXTRAORDINARY SCHOLAR CONTEST

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PHILLIES LESSON PLAN CONTEST

The Phillies asked area educators to share their Phillies-themed lesson plans. Five winners (one Grand Prize Winner and four First Prize winners) will be selected to present at the May 9, 2016 Teacher Workshop. Winners will also receive entrance for two to the pregame Tent Party with dinner and two game tickets to the Friday, May 13, 2016 ENGIE Teacher Appreciation Night.

PHILLIES PHITNESS

Phillies Phitness presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation encourages children of all ages to start on the path to a healthy future through exercise and smart food choices. Physical education teachers and after-school program leaders can sign their classes up to receive a tips booklet, posters and the chance to receive a Phitness Session from the Phillies and NovaCare Rehabilitation trainers.

For more information on how to register, email community@phillies.com.

TEACHER APPRECIATION NIGHT

The 16th annual ENGIE Teacher Appreciation Night will honor area educators for their hard work for and dedication to their students. Students, parents and peers nominated teachers who are making or who have made a difference.

Ten winners will be selected and honored as Teacher All-Stars prior to the Friday, May 13 game against the Cincinnati Reds. Teachers receive ticket discounts.

SCIENCE FESTIVAL NIGHT

The Phillies celebrated science, and in particular the science of baseball, with the sixth annual Philadelphia Science Festival Night on April 16, 2016. Children of all ages were invited to explore and take part in fun science activities throughout the concourse.

PHILIES PHUNDAMENTALS

In January 2001, the Phillies launched Phillies Phundamentals, an after-school/summer camp program for children 6-12 years old that uses baseball to teach and reinforce academic skills. Through a partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Recreation, Phillies Phundamentals initially launched in five recreation centers throughout Philadelphia.

CITIZENS BANK WEATHER EDUCATION DAY

Join The Phillies, Citizens Bank and NBC10/Telemundo62 for our second annual Weather Education Day event taking place at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, May 18 when the Phillies host the Miami Marlins. It's the ultimate field trip experience.

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BREAKING BARRIERS

Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life is a baseball-themed character education program developed by Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball great Jackie Robinson, in conjunction with Major League Baseball and Scholastic Inc. Using America's sport, baseball, as the metaphor for life, the curriculum is based on the values demonstrated by barrier breaker Jackie Robinson: Citizenship, Commitment, Courage, Determination, Excellence, Integrity, Justice, Persistence, Teamwork.

The Breaking Barriers Essay Contest provides an opportunity for diverse students across the country in grades 4 through 9 to submit an essay about barriers or obstacles they have faced or are still facing in their lives, and how they used the values exemplified by Jackie Robinson to deal with those obstacles.

Stay tuned for information on 2017 submissions.