Why bring The Newark Chess Club to your institution?
The Newark Chess Club is a mentorship program whose mission is to save lives by building critical thinking skills in children. 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 America how to play chess and to make sure that every child has a mentor.
Our program is simple. We created a character development curriculum for children that cultivates life skills such as goal setting, patience, planning, strategy, overcoming peer pressure, focus, creating advantages, using your instincts, persistence, determination, understanding the consequences of actions, overcoming challenges, keeping commitments, trust, respect, and choices.
If your school is committed to better academic performance and improved behavior amongst your students, then this program is for you.
Video Overviews of our First Two Lessons
In these videos, we preview how we teach the first two life skills; Goal Setting and Patience.