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.
Phanatic About Reading
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 for their students and a book and wall cling for the classroom. Top performing classrooms could receive a literacy visit from the Phanatic!
Teacher Appreciation Night
The Phillies celebrated area educators during the 18th annual Teacher Appreciation Night presented by ENGIE on Friday, May 11 vs. New York Mets at 7:05 pm. This fun evening honored educators who are making a difference in the region.
All-Star Students Contest
The Phillies honored five fantastic students who went above and beyond this school year on May 21, 2018, during the inaugural All-Star Students Night.
Lesson Plan Contest
The Phillies asked area educators to share their Phillies-themed lesson plans. Winners presented their lessons at the Teacher Workshop powered by ENGIE on May 7, 2018.
The Phillies hosted the annual Teacher Workshop powered by ENGIE on May 7, 2018 at Citizens Bank Park and presented the 2018 Educational Pamphlet.
Science Festival Day
The Phillies celebrated science, and in particular the science of baseball during the eighth annual Philadelphia Science Festival Day at the ballpark on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Children of all ages were invited to explore and take part in fun science activities throughout the concourse.
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.
Weather Education Day
The Phillies, Citizens Bank and NBC10/Telemundo62 teammed up for the fourth annual Weather Education Day at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday, May 10. It was the ultimate field trip experience.
The Center City skyline received a major league makeover in August, 2015. The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Phillies joined forces on a Center City mural celebrating the history of the Philadelphia Phillies - the oldest, continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional sports.
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.