October 24, 2014
October is Philly
Plays Scrabble Month
at the Free Library with the After Schools
Resolution 140699, by Philadelphia City Council
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
ASAP/After School Partnerships
has used the extended day
to show that literacy is achieved in many ways; and
Research has shown that Scrabble
expands word usage dictionary skills and
comprehension while having fun; and
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
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
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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