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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 Overview of a Sample Lesson

In this video, our Executive Director Darryl Scipio guides us through a lesson on Patience.  

Become a School Partner

The first step toward bringing Newark Chess Club into your institution is to submit the form below, after which, a team member will reach out to schedule a phone call to discuss next steps.   

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