Parents & Guardians
We have over a decade of experience
To date, Newark Chess Club has taught and mentored over 4,000 students and awarded $70,000 in scholarships to program participants. Our program is featured in nearly every one of Newark’s Public Schools.
Safety is our top priority
Your child’s safety is our number one concern. That is why we perform background checks on everyone that works or volunteers with us. We use Verified Volunteers to provide background checks on our instructors and mentors before they are allowed to participate in our chess program. Verified Volunteers is the only background check platform tailored to the specific needs of the service sector and the first online community mobilizing repeat, vetted volunteers.
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.