Newark Chess Club Summer 2014 Schedule - We are ALWAYS recruiting new mentors. Join us! Contact us at 877-811-3227 or Darryl Scipio at for more information

Dates: June 24, 2014 - August 20, 2014

Locations and times:
Tuesdays 2 pm - 4 pm at the Kearny Public Library - 318 Kearny Ave.
Wednesdays 3 pm - 4pm at the Ironbound Rec Center - 226 Rome St.
Thursdays 3 pm - 4 pm at the Leaders for Life - 84 Clinton Pl.
Mondays-Thursdays 7 pm - 8 pm at the NJIT Upward Bound Program - University Heights

1.  Chess In Schools Program

The objective of the Chess in Schools program is to enhance the educational environment of Newark kids. The intended impact is improved focus and analytical thinking in students.

The program has taken place in cooperation with the Newark Public Schools District. The Newark Chess Club has sent our chess masters and mentors into five middle schools in the fall of 2013 with a prearranged but flexible curriculum. We taught chess skills and life skills to one classroom per middle school, once a week for approximately two hours. The inaugural program ran from September to December 2013.

2. Chess for Community Youth Program

The objective of the Chess for Community Youth Program is to teach the game and principles of chess to Newark kids. The intended impact is better confidence and more determined decision making in students.

This program takes place in Newark recreational centers and community spaces.  It requires our continued and developed partnership with entities such as The Boys and Girls Club of Newark, the Newark Recreational Department, and NJIT Upward Bound college prep program for Newark high schoolers.  The program is intermittent throughout the year, and includes the summer; frequency depends on funding, partners, and resources.

3.  The Kurt Landsberger Newark Citywide Youth Tournament

The objective of the Newark Citywide Youth Tournament is to foster healthy competition amongst the brightest and best young chess players in the city. The intended impact is an improvement in self-esteem and leadership skills in students and a higher profile for chess in Newark.

This program is an annual chess tournament for a cash prize, open to any Newark resident between the ages of 10 and 18.  The tournament was held for the first time in November of 2012.