The Phillies will recognize great educators in the region who are making a difference during the 22nd annual Teacher Appreciation Day powered by Constellation on August 20. Each year, the Phillies select 10 area teachers, nominated by current and former students, parents and peers, to recognize as All-Star Teachers.
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.
Teacher Appreciation Night/All-Star Teachers
Phanatic About Reading
The Phanatic About Reading program presented by Xfinity, encourages students in grades Pre-K through 8 to read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day to improve literacy skills. Top performing classrooms could receive a special experience with the Phanatic.
On May 18, the Phillies will recognize ten All-Star Students who have gone above and beyond whether inside or outside of the classroom. Each year, the Phillies select 10 area students in grades PreK-12 based on nominations from their teachers.
Phillies Phitness presented by GIANT
Phillies Phitness educates children about steps they can take now to ensure a healthy future. Participants learn the importance of being active through both exercises and activities that they do every day, as well as the importance of smart food choices.
Jackie Robinson Salute
The most significant moment in Major League Baseball history took place on April 15, 1947 when Jackie Robinson made his Major League debut and forever broke the baseball color barrier. It is a moment that still resonates throughout baseball today, as every player, coach and fan continues to honor the legacy of the man who made advancements possible for many within the game.
America at Bat: The Color of Baseball
America at Bat: The Color of Baseball is an educational piece that asks those utilizing the curriculum to examine, critically think about and understand the history of the Negro Leagues. The curriculum allows for an understanding of what was taking place in the United States, and at times, internationally, while the Negro Leagues were in existence.
A partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Phillies Phundamentals, sponsored by Chick-fil-A Philadelphia, is a summer camp program for children 6-12 years old that uses baseball to teach and reinforce academic skills.
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.
Summer Slugger is a free, continuous and engaging learning experience that uses the game of baseball to prepare students of all backgrounds to enter the next school year on track. Get started today!