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Honoring WMHT "Ready to Learn" Literary Skills Program upon the occasion of its designation as the recipient of the Honorable Anthon...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring WMHT Educational Telecommunications
"Ready to Learn" Literary Skills Program upon the occasion of its desig-
nation as the recipient of the Honorable Anthony V. Cardona Award by the
Friends of the Albany Children's Center

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals that are devoted to the welfare of the community
and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor WMHT
Educational Telecommunications "Ready to Learn" Literary Skills Program
upon the occasion of its designation as the recipient of the Honorable
Anthony V. Cardona Award by the Friends of the Albany Children's Center;
this auspicious occasion will be celebrated at the Center's 20th Annual
Reception, to be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the New York State
Bar Association Great Hall in Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, WMHT Educational Telecommunications, located in New York
State's Capital Region, is the only full-service public broadcaster
serving Eastern New York and Western New England; it operates public
television stations WMHT, WMHT-PBS World and WMHT-Create TV, as well as
public radio stations WMHT-FM 89.1/WRHV-FM 88.7, WEXT-FM 97.7 and RISE,
a radio reading service for the blind and print-disabled; and
WHEREAS, WMHT is supported by more than 30,000 members; and
WHEREAS, The goal of WMHT's Ready to Learn service is to strengthen
early literacy skills and prepare children for success in school, as
well as encourage adults to watch television and videos with children,
use PBS' educationally-sound children's programs and online resources as
tools for learning at home, at school and at day care: to reinforce
learning anytime, anywhere; and
WHEREAS, Through Ready to Learn workshops, parents and early childhood
educators learn how to use activities, books, PBS programs and digital
resources to strengthen educational concepts for children; and
WHEREAS, WMHT has worked with early childhood educators and the Touhey
Foundation to identify culturally diverse books to be donated to chil-
dren and families in the City of Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the WMHT Educa-
tional Telecommunications "Ready to Learn" Literary Skills Program; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an organ-
ization of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our atten-
tion, it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor WMHT Educational Telecommunications "Ready to Learn" Literary
Skills Program upon the occasion of its designation as the recipient of
the Honorable Anthony V. Cardona Award by the Friends of the Albany
Children's Center; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to WMHT Educational Telecommunications.

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  • 19 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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