POEM of the DAY

 October 24, 2014 

October is Philly Plays Scrabble Month

at the Free Library with the After Schools Activities Partnerships 

 

 

Resolution 140699, by Philadelphia City Council


WHEREAS, 
Literacy of its citizens is important to the City 
of Philadelphia, for its workforce,
for parents to help their children, 
and for the city’s economic vibrancy

WHEREAS, 
ASAP/After School Partnerships
has used the extended day 
to show that literacy is achieved in many ways; and

WHEREAS, 
Research has shown that Scrabble 
expands word usage dictionary skills and 
comprehension while having fun; and

WHEREAS, 
During October, adults who love 
the game of Scrabble and are eager to share 
their skills with young people, either for pleasure 
or as competition, can foster learning and create a love 
of words and their meanings; and

WHEREAS, 
Those who enjoy playing competitively 
will have the opportunity to be 
involved in a [sic] non-rated championship matches, 
bringing excitement to the City; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, 
THAT THE PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL, 
Recognize and honor PNC Bank and Comcast who support

Scrabble as a means 

of developing a more literate population, 
and declare October 
as Philly Plays Scrabble Month.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution 
be presented to ASAP/After School Activities Partnership 
and its sponsors—PNC Bank and Comcast 
as sincere sentiments 
of this legislative body.


Line breaks added for emphasis, but the text is verbatim - http://www.councilmatic.org/legislation/1910277. 

 

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