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 Xfinity encourages students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade to read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day to improve literacy skills. Registrants receive incentives 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 19th annual Teacher Appreciation Night powered by Constellation on Friday, May 3 vs. Washington Nationals at 7:05 pm. This fun evening honored educators who are making a difference in the region.
The Phillies will honor students who are going above and beyond on May 15, during the second annual All-Star Student Night. The Phillies have selected five Pre-K-12 students, nominated by their teachers, to honor as 2019 All-Star Students.
- David Bennett - Elizabeth Moore School, Bridgeton, NJ
- Kavi Gandhi - Westtown School, West Chester, PA
- Christopher DeCarvalho-Chanez - Pauline J. Petway Elementary School, Vineland, NJ
- Ethan Ortiz - Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
- London Hughes - Shady Lane Elementary School, Westville, NJ
Science Festival Day
The Phillies celebrated science, and in particular the science of baseball, during the ninth annual Philadelphia Science Festival Day at the ballpark on Saturday, March 30. Children of all ages were invited to explore and take part in fun science activities at the First Base Gate.
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 fifth annual Citizens Bank Weather Education Day presented by NBC10/Telemundo62 First Alert Weather and The Franklin Institute is coming up on Thursday, May 16.
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.