Active Chess Experience for all Students via                               Communities Helping Educate Successful Scholars

Helping young minds discover possibilities via chess!

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.…is a group of  teachers, parents, and interested community leaders who recognize the importance of developing critical and creative thinking skills in every student using chess as the vehicle to teach these skills.  Remember that Chess is best played in the mind, not by the mouth.”    Local PTO leaders, parents or School Administrators can contact us to set up a face to face meeting in order to learn more.   

Consider this quote from T.H. White:
“The best thing for being sad, … is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. … That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”  

FIDE, the world governing chess, states – Gens Una Sumus (We are One Family).  Because “We are One Family” take a moment to learn more about the vision of peace through sports Peace and Sport.   Our site continues to be a work in progress.  Please share your program ideas!  Also remember to be kind!  Thank you!

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Upcoming Winter Nationals – Florida 2015

National K-12 Grades Early Entry Fee Deadline is today – Tuesday November 3rd.  The event is just over a month away and the early entry fee deadline us upon us. The National K-12 Grades Chess Championships will take place  as follows according to the USCF: Location: The Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, …

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Area Girl Scouts Meet Women’s Master Jennifer Yu

Women’s FIDE Master, Jennifer Yu, spoke to over 50 area Girl Scouts (Daisy to Senior) and leaders at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (Central Branch) in Charlottesville on 17 October 2015.  Jennifer spoke about the importance chess has been to her as young woman, what she has learned from the game so far and her chess goals. …

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Veterans taking Actions to improve Communities

Want to be inspired?  Please watch and / or read these articles: Veterans in Baltimore A Veteran saving lives  

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Jennifer Yu is Visiting area Girl Scouts on 17 Oct at JMRL-Central Branch

FIDE Women’s Chess Master and middle school student Ms. Jennifer Yu, will be sharing with area Girl Scouts of the Skyline Virginia Girl Scouts Council her insights regarding chess and why more girls should play the game. 50+ Girl Scouts will come to Charlottesville, Virginia at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library – Central Branch on Saturday, 17 October 2015 …

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