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Causes: Economic Development, Urban & Community Economic Development

Mission: To enhance child development by using the game of chess to promote and stimulate intellectual maturity, social skills, and leadership development.

Programs: Before/after school programs: chess clubs at elementary schools around central new mexico. The program served 1500 different students this fiscal year. Students benefited from learning the game of chess with lessons designed to benefit their intellectual, social, and leadership development weekly for 14 weeks over the spring or fall semester or both.

chess camps: week long chess camps at locations around albuquerque, rio rancho, and santa fe. Students were immersed in learning the game of chess with lessons designed to benefit their intellectual, social, and leadership development. In the fiscal year ending june 30 2016 we served over 600 students.

needs based scholarship program: our scholarship program is offered on every advertisement we produce for our programming as well as on our registration web page. The program benefits students whose parents cannot otherwise afford to send their kids to chess camp or chess club with our program. 196 kids and their families have benefited from this program.

community chess classes that include independent classes at local libraries or at our location for advanced students. We also run chess tournaments where students come to compete against one another in chess for trophies and medals.

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