Fall 2012 Schedule!

Program Dates:             Weekly, October 6 - December 15, 2012

                                                No classes Thanksgiving week


Program Content:          Chess Instruction and Mentorship


Location Day Time Age Group
Boylan Street Recreation Center.  916 S. Orange Ave. Tues. 4-5pm 8-15
Ironbound Recreation Center. 226 Rome Street. Weds. 5 – 6pm 8-15
Dr. Marion A Bolden Student Center. 230 Broadway. Thurs. 4 – 7pm 14-17
Boys & Girls Club of Newark

1 Avon Ave.

Breakfast and lunch served on Saturdays.

Must be BGCN members ($15/year).

Educational trip included.

Sat. 10am–1pm 8-15


Contact/Sign-Up:           darryl@newarkchessclub.com

                                                or 973-303-2230

Enrollment:                   Open to Newark residents.



Sign up today as a student or mentor!
The Newark Chess Club

Fall 2012 Session

Opportunities for Newark Youth and Mentors


About the Program

The Newark Chess Club is entering its third season of offering mentorship, chess instruction, and chess play opportunities for Newark youth!  We are inviting eighty Newark-based middle school students (ages 8-17) to sign up for a free weekly chess session this Fall.


Chess is a great tool for improving strategic and analytical thinking.  We find that our youth participants love learning how to play chess in a healthy competitive environment among peers and volunteer mentors.  Our volunteer mentors come from diverse backgrounds and include teachers, artists, engineers, attorneys, and others dedicated to Newark, chess, and youth-empowerment.


Fall Sessions (October 6 – December 15) 

  • Fall session runs weekly, no classes Thanksgiving week.
  • Tuesdays at Boylan Street Rec Center, 916 South Orange Avenue, 4-5 pm, October 9, Ages 8-15.
  • Wednesdays at Ironbound Rec Center, 226 Rome Street, 5-6 pm, October 10, Ages 8-15.
  • Thursdays at Marion Bolden Student Center, 230 Broadway (at 3rd Ave), 4-7 pm, October 4, Ages 14-17.
  • Saturdays, at the Boys & Girls Club of Newark, 1 Avon Ave, 10am-1pm, October 6, Ages 8-15.  This Saturday program includes a modest breakfast and lunch for participants.  The Saturday program will also include an educational field trip. BGCN membership required ($15/year).


How to Qualify

  • Youth-Mentees must 1) submit an application, signed by a parent or guardian; 2) commit to attend all weekly classes for the chosen session; and 3) commit to enjoy learning the game of chess in cooperation with other members.
  • Mentors must submit a mentor application form which includes a background check.  It is important that mentors make every effort to attend the weekly session which s/he commits to, and alert the site leader in advance in case of an emergency.




Darryl Scipio

(973) 303 – 2230




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