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


Scrabble is a fantastic educational tool masked by fun and competition. The benefits of Scrabble include increased vocabulary, spelling and math skills as well as critical thinking skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. Through ASAP Scrabble clubs, students interact with dedicated mentors and a positive group of like-minded peers while building their skills. ASAP provides training, materials, placement assistance for volunteers, and ongoing support for volunteers and site partners. Scrabble trainings are held throughout the school year and are instructed by John Green, a member of the Philadelphia Scrabble Club and the North American Scrabble Players Association, and an ASAP Scrabble club leader himself.

ASAP provides

  • School Scrabble kit (6 School Scrabble boards, 6 sets of Scrabble tiles, and 1 Official Scrabble Players dictionary)
  • Scrabble club manual (includes basic strategies for leading a youth scrabble club, useful wordlists and a guide to online School Scrabble resources)
  • Scrabble coach trainings
  • Scrabble SLAM! deck
  • Special Event Opportunities

Site Responsibilities

  • Identify a Scrabble club leader or work with a volunteer recruited by ASAP
  • Identify a space and time for the club’s weekly meeting
  • Communicate data on club participants as well as good stories to ASAP
  • Provide logistical/technical support for ASAP volunteer club leaders
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