Resolution J1330-2013

Honoring WMHT "Ready to Learn" Literary Skills Program upon the occasion of its designation as the recipient of the Honorable Anthony V. Cardona Award

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

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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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