New Scrabble learners make words on the giant Scrabble mat for Scrabble 101/ Word Works at the Free Library
Vare-Washington student makes his move at the debut of the 2016-2017 Scholastic Scrabble League
Howe teammates add up their score at the End of Year Tournament at the Seaport Museum
Morton student gets a Bingo! for Sight Word Bingo at Scrabble 101/Word Works
Families come together to share a love of words at the annual Spring into Scrabble community event

ASAP Scrabble teaches the essential building blocks of literacy and mathematics to more than 1,300 students in 92 clubs through weekly play and citywide events. ASAP Scrabble is a citywide initiative of ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships with the goals of promoting literacy among youth throughout Philadelphia and providing students with a safe, supervised after-school activity. Since 2006, ASAP Scrabble has engaged more than 8,000 students (grades K-12) in youth Scrabble clubs in schools, community and recreation centers, and libraries. Recognized by Philadelphia City Council as a citywide literacy initiative, ASAP Scrabble is a popular activity with teachers as a support for reading programs and as a way for Scrabble enthusiasts young and old to share their passion for the game with kids.  

Scrabble has several academic benefits. Some of those benefits are improved reading, vocabulary, dictionary and mathematical skills. These skills make the game a perfect complement to classroom learning. And for Philadelphia’s nearly 12,000 ESL students, Scrabble is a fun and engaging way to build vocabulary and master the English language.

To build a community of young wordsmiths, competitive events are an important part of our agenda. ASAP’s Winter Classic at the School District, and Spring into Scrabble events attract hundreds of students and community members, giving students a chance to show off their skills and community members a chance to learn more about ASAP.


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