Transforming the lives of Newark Youth through Chess and Mentorship

We use chess as the bonding activity to build a lasting relationship between a mentor and a mentee, and we use chess to teach children how to make better decisions. Our goal is to teach every child in Newark how to play chess and to make sure that every child has a mentor. 

Transforming the lives of Newark Youth through Chess and Mentorship

We use chess as the bonding activity to build a lasting relationship between a mentor and a mentee, and we use chess to teach children how to make better decisions. Our goal is to teach every child in Newark how to play chess and to make sure that every child has a mentor. 

Newark Chess Club in The News

Welcome

The Newark Chess Club is a mentorship program whose goal is to transform the lives of Newark youth. We teach strategic theory and thought through chess, create mentor/mentee relationships for adults and children, produce the Newark High School Chess Tournament, and provide a safe space for people of all ages to enjoy playing chess in an environment specifically designed for the development of the youth, the engagement of the mind, and the advancement of the game.