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File #: 160088    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/28/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/28/2016
Title: A Proclamation recognizing, honoring, and observing, February 1- 5, 2016, as "National School Counseling Week" in the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Blackwell, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature16008800.pdf


A Proclamation recognizing, honoring, and observing, February 1- 5, 2016, as “National School Counseling Week” in the City of Philadelphia.



WHEREAS, School counselors allow students to  reach their fullest potential by helping young people explore their abilities, interests, strengths and talents both in school and as related to career awareness and development; and


WHEREAS, School counselors play a unique role in working with parents, teachers and other educators to develop and support the educational, personal and social growth of young people; and


WHEREAS, Comprehensive school counseling programs are considered an integral part of the educational process that enables all students to achieve success in school; and


WHEREAS, School counselors are valued as essential members of safe and successful school environments; and


WHEREAS, Philadelphia school counselors in particular have performed heroically each and every day, many of them in spite of inadequate resources and growing caseloads; and


WHEREAS, School counselors serve our City’s most vulnerable students, including system-involved youth and students experiencing homelessness; and


WHEREAS, School counselors work with families, staff and young people dealing with violence, illness, death and other traumas that might otherwise go unaddressed and unsupported and are critically important caregivers and hubs for community services in schools; and


WHEREAS, Philadelphia school counselors employ developmentally appropriate interventions and for our students including trauma-informed care and school-wide positive behavior support; and


WHEREAS, School counselors have worked diligently to support the college admissions process and post-secondary goal setting for students; and


WHEREAS, The first week of February is “National School Counseling Week”; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, Hereby recognizes, honors and observes February 1-5, 2016 as “National School Counseling Week”.


FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be sent to Philly Counselors United, as evidence of the sincere respect and admiration of this legislative body.