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Our Programs

Students playing chess through ChessPals free afterschool program


ChessPals partners with elementary schools to provide free after school chess lessons for schools who lack the necessary resources to fund their own chess programs. We provide them with fun, engaging, and inclusive programming for their students of all ages. Using our curriculum,  we hope to foster a safe learning environment where fun comes first and learning important lifelong skills happens naturally as part of the game. We supply all the materials necessary and lessons are always free to student. 


We partner with schools to provide chess lessons at their summer camps. Our teachers are available to work within your schedule, on a daily or weekly basis with multiple classes per day. 

Two ChessPals students at a chess tournament
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ChessPals currently has chapters in California, Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming with Arizona and Massachusetts coming soon. Want to bring ChessPals to your community? We are actively looking for high school leaders and school administrators who want to expand Chesspals to their community and we welcome all inbound interest. 


ChessPals has expanded to teach at senior community centers such as Vivalon after being contacted to provide on-site chess lessons. Our goal is to pair seniors with our partner elementary schools to offer chess games at recess to create intergenerational connections. 

Henry Lien teaching senior citizens at Vivalon
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