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Phillies 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.

Phanatic About Reading

Teacher Appreciation Night

All-Star Teachers Contest

The Phillies will honor great educators in the region who are making a difference on May 3, 2019, during the 19th annual Teacher Appreciation Night powered by Constellation. Each year, the Phillies select 10 area teachers, nominated by current and former students, parents and peers, to honor as All-Star Teachers. Now through March 15, 2019 at 4:59 p.m. ET, you can nominate a teacher, past or present, who has positively impacted your life.

All-Star Students Contest

Lesson Plan Contest

Teacher Workshop

Science Festival Day

Phillies Phundamentals

Weather Education Day

Phillies Mural

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.

2019 Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

Each year, April 15 marks the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball in 1947. Honoring this important event, the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest is a chance for diverse students of all backgrounds in grades 4-9 to share their personal stories about how they use Jackie Robinson's Nine Values to face their own barriers.